Centre for Digital Humanities,
University of Lagos

Our Projects

Here are some of our projects 

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Corpus of Nigeria New Media Discourse in English(CONNMDE)

CONNMDE started in 2014. The primary aim of the project is to build a Big database of different genres of English-based discourses on Web-based and Social Media platforms emanating from Nigeria.

Supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, the project is part of the pioneering efforts in Digital Humanities hosted at the Digital Humanities Research Unit (DIHRU), Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

The project currently has in its database more than 1 million word tokens of political discourse text in Nigeria. It is a sub-component of CONNMDE called Corpus of Nigeria New Media Political Discourse in English (CONNMPDE).

Sources of the corpus are from two major Nigerian online Newspaper portal (“www.punch.com”, and “www.vanguardngr.com”). It also contains posts and communications from Nigerian top political figures(APC,PDP, Goodluck Jonathan, Muhammadu Buhari, e.t.c.) on Facebook and Twitter, the two most used micro-blogging sites in Nigeria.

The current text data has been pre-processed and cleaned using R – programming language. The text cleaning process started in October 2016 and ended in January 2017.

Kindly be informed that more data will be available for download on the site!

The CENTRE FOR DIGITAL HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS (CEDHUL) was established in response to the yawning gap in the field of digital humanities research and learning in Africa and the growing need to retool scholars and researchers in the human sciences.

We are the pioneers and foremost interdisciplinary research and academic unit in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa focusing on research and scholarship in the field of digital humanities. Our main goal is to promote the use of computer methodologies and digital tools for innovative interdisciplinary research projects and studies in the humanities and liberal sciences such as history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion, law, economics, political science and other disciplines of the humanities and social sciences.

We provide a digital research environment (DRE) that fosters research and studies in technology-driven approaches that aid the investigation of humanistic phenomena while allowing for the integration of insight anchored on computer technologies into the realities and possibilities of human society.

We organise summer schools, workshops, seminars and conferences that will provide the platform to raise and equip a new generation of scholars and researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Our activities will equally generate ideas, demonstrate the usefulness of computer methodologies to humanistic studies and disseminate research outcomes to benefit the larger society.

It is hoped that the Centre will soon emerge as an intellectually stimulating international research hub that will encourage scholars and researchers to investigate the different ways in which digital technologies, web-based resources and ICT are opening new ways for research projects in languages, literature, culture, history, philosophy, creative arts and media studies, as well as in the personal and social experiences of humans in modern society. As such, CEDHUL hopes to build the capacity of graduates of humanities with additional skills to compete successfully in the global/digital job market.

This Partnership Agreement is made and entered into by and between the following parties: 

The agreement sets out the shared vision, goals, guiding principles, values, and joint governance of the Collaborative to guide our collective work.  This agreement is not legally binding.