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SCOLMA Annual Conference 2017 ‘Document to Digital: How does Digitisation Aid African Research?’

 Monday 11 September 2017.

The National Library of Scotland.



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9.00        Registration

9.20        Welcome

9.30        Keynote and Panel 1: Digitising Historical Sources

Keynote: Saving Archives through Digitisation: Reflections on Endangered Archives Programme Projects in Africa

Jody Butterworth (Endangered Archives Programme)

10.10     Panel 1

The Material Remains of the Church of Scotland Mission in Kenya: Reflections from an “Endangered Archives Project”

Tom Cunningham (University of Edinburgh)

From Zimbabwe to Stirling: Opening up the Peter Mackay Archive

Karl Magee (University of Stirling)

10.50     Questions to keynote speaker and panellists

11.15     Coffee break

11.45     Panel 2: Using Digital Archives for Science and Social Science Research

Repeat Landscape Photography, Historical Ecology and the Wonder of Digital Archives

Dr Rick Rohde (University of Edinburgh), Samantha Luise Venter and Professor M. Timm Hoffman (Plant Conservation Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town). Paper to be delivered by Dr Rohde.

Free Access to Research Publications for Developing Countries: The Research Archive of the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD)

Pier Luigi Rossi (Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), Bondy-France)

12.45     Lunch

13.30     SCOLMA AGM

14.00     Panel 3: Digital Archives in the Aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide

‘Digitising the Gacaca Archive, Rwanda: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities’

Marilyn Deegan and Geoff Laycock (King’s College London and ScanDataExperts)

Digital Archives in a Changing Rwanda

Hannah Grayson (University of St Andrews) and Paul Rukesha (Aegis Trust, Rwanda) to be delivered by Professor Nicki Hitchcott on the authors’ behalf

       ‘Sudan Memory: Using Digitisation to Preserve and Promote At-Risk Culture’

Marilyn Deegan and Geoff Laycock (King’s College London and ScanDataExperts)


15.30     Tea break

16.00     Panel 4: Archivists, Researchers and Digitisation

Making African Academic Resources Accessible: The Story of the Kwabena Nketia Archives 65 Years On

Judith Opoku-Boateng (University of Ghana)

       Preserving Africa’s Archives and Information through Digitization – Case Studies from Digital Divide Data

Peres Were (Africa Partnerships, Digital Divide Data)

       Digital Documents: How to Stimulate Usage

Jos Damen (African Studies Centre, University of Leiden)

17.30     Close

SCOLMA thanks the National Library of Scotland, Adam Matthew and Taylor & Francis for their support of the conference.

This programme is subject to change.

Conference fee £50 (£30 unwaged) to include tea/coffee and lunch.

To book a place contact Sarah Rhodes (sarah.rhodes@bodleian.ox.ac.uk).

New exhibition: Rwanda in Photographs, Kings College London 21 March- 30 April

An exhibition of photographs from Rwanda has opened at Kings College London. The photographs have resulted from a workshop organised by international photographers Andrew Esiebo and Brendan Bannon, which asked people in Rwanda to take photographs representing their lives, and to present images of Rwanda to an international audience. The images show economic change in the capital city, Kigali, but also ongoing rural poverty and tensions remaining from the genocide of 20 years ago.

Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now runs from 21 March to 30 April in the Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, Kings College London.

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