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SCOLMA CONFERENCE 2017

Document to Digital: how does digitisation aid African research?

 National Library of Scotland, Monday, 11 September 2017

Programme

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

11.05     Coffee break

11.30     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)

12.30     Lunch

13.15     SCOLMA AGM

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

‘The Digitised Collection, Preservation and Use of Endangered Archival Materials: The Case of the Genocide Archive of Rwanda’

Jessica Achberger (Michigan State University) and Claver Irakoze (Genocide Archive of Rwanda)

‘Mass Digitisation in Rwanda and Sudan: 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

15.15     Tea break

15.45     Panel 4: Fresh Initiatives in Historical Digitisation

‘Reinventing the Trade in Cloth: Digitisation as a New Form of Cultural Exchange’

Julie Halls (The National Archives (UK))

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

Judith Opoku-Boateng and Korklu Laryea (University of Ghana)

‘Digitising the First Francophone African Women’s Magazine’

Ruth Bush (University of Bristol)

‘Digital Documents: How to Stimulate Usage’

Jos Damen (African Studies Centre, University of Leiden)

17.45     Close

 

SCOLMA thanks the National Library of Scotland for 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).

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SCOLMA Annual Conference 2017 – Call for Papers

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Document to Digital: How does Digitisation Aid African Research?

Monday 11 September 2017

The National Library of Scotland

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

This conference will explore digitised archives relating to Africa and how they are being used. We would welcome papers relating to archives across a range of media including documents and manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, historical printed collections, audio-visual material, historical artefacts and born-digital material.

 

Subjects might include:

How digitised archives are used in research and teaching

How should the next generation of researchers be trained as technology advances?

What is hidden by digitisation?

What forms of research are improved by using digitised archives?

What is the impact on original archives after digitisation?

What are the effects of the digitisation of collections on libraries and archives in Africa and elsewhere?

Which formats work best for digitisation and which are not suitable?

Technical enhancement through digitisation and innovative approaches to research

 

Researchers, archivists and librarians are invited to submit abstracts for consideration for this conference. Papers with a strong connection to Scotland will be favourably considered.

Abstracts of up to 500 words may be sent to Sarah Rhodes at sarah.rhodes@bodleian.ox.ac.uk by 24 April 2017.

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SCOLMA Conference 2016 – places still available! Keynote: Dr Benson Mulemi

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African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare

Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, 6th September 2016


To Register for the Conference you can use our On-line Registration Form : Click HERE
Alternatively You can download a Word Document to Print and post : Click HERE


Programme

9: 00   Registration

9:15     Welcome

9:20    Keynote Address      

Dr Benson Mulemi, Catholic University of East Africa

Dialectical construction and deconstruction of contemporary African Medicine.

10:15   Panel 1

Dr Anne Samson, Great War in Africa Association

Medical Practices in World War I Africa

Dr Tony Jewell

Colonial Medicine in East Africa in War and Peace 1910-1932

11:15     Coffee Break

11:30   Panel 2

Marcia Tiede, Area Studies Cataloguer (Africana): Northwestern University

Indigenous Care in Mali, Examples from the Cahiers Ponty

Korklu A Laryea, University of Mines & Technology, Tarkwa

Aawon Amewuda Kartey (1895-2010): A life of an ‘aborted Christian faith’ and traditional medicinal practice

12:30   Film

Asha Ahmed Mwilu, Independent filmmaker from Nairobi, will introduce her documentary about traditional and western medicine in Kenya.

1.00     Lunch

1.50    SCOLMA AGM

2.15    Panel 3

Benjamin Bronnert Walker, Wellcome Trust doctoral student in the Department of History, University of York

Christianity in the Age of Technocracy: Mission, Development and International Health in Ghana, 1919-1983

Sophie Smith, Adam Matthew

Animal attacks, dysentery epidemics and childbirth: Creating a digital archive of medical missionary experiences in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Dr Elinor Rooks, University of Leeds

Ebola Zombies and Vampire Scientists: Public Responses and Disease Control in Ebola and Sleeping Sickness

3.45     Tea Break

4.00     Panel 4

Erick V. A. Gbodossou, MD President PROMETRA International Dakar, Senegal

Virginia Davis Floyd, MD, MPH Vice President PROMETRA International Atlanta, GA USA

The PROMETRA International Journey: Traditional Medicine In Africa

Anselm Adodo and Jamie Hitchen, Africa Research Institute

Traditional Medicine as an alternative health care delivery system in Africa: An example from Nigeria

Dr Alistair G. Tough, University of Glasgow

Audit culture, overseas donors and medical record keeping.  Some comments based on Tanzanian experience.

5:30     Conclusion

SCOLMA thanks the following for support for the conference: Adam Matthew, Taylor and Francis, Alison Richard Building

 This programme is subject to change.

To book a place please contact Lucy McCann – lucy.mccann@bodleian.ox.ac.uk .

SCOLMA Conference 06.09.16 – Cambridge

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Registration is open for the SCOLMA (UK Libraries & Archives Group on Africa) Annual Conference:

“African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice & healthcare”

Tuesday 6 September 2016, Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge.

Short details of the programme:

Keynote Address  

Dr Benson Mulemi, Catholic University of East Africa

Dialectical construction and deconstruction of contemporary African Medicine.

Panel 1

Dr Anne Samson, Great War in Africa Association

Medical Practices in World War I Africa

Dr Tony Jewell

Colonial Medicine in East Africa in War and Peace 1910-1932

Panel 2

Marcia Tiede, Area Studies Cataloguer (Africana): Northwestern University

Indigenous Care in Mali, Examples from the Cahiers Ponty

 Korklu A Laryea, University of Mines & Technology, Tarkwa

Aawon Amewuda Kartey (1895-2010): A life of an ‘aborted Christian faith’ and traditional medicinal practice

Film

Asha Ahmed Mwilu, Independent filmmaker from Nairobi, will introduce her documentary about traditional and western medicine in Kenya.

SCOLMA AGM

Panel 3

Benjamin Bronnert Walker, Wellcome Trust doctoral student in the Department of History, University of York

The Conductors: Faith Healing, International Health and Medical Mission in Post-Colonial Ghana, 1957-1982

Sophie Smith, Adam Matthew

Animal attacks, dysentery epidemics and childbirth: Creating a digital archive of medical missionary experiences in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Dr Elinor Rooks, University of Leeds

Ebola Zombies and Vampire Scientists: Public Responses and Disease Control in Ebola and Sleeping Sickness

 

Panel 4

Erick V. A. Gbodossou, MD President PROMETRA International Dakar, Senegal

Virginia Davis Floyd, MD, MPH Vice President PROMETRA International Atlanta, GA USA

The PROMETRA International Journey: Traditional Medicine In Africa

Anselm Adodo and Jamie Hitchen, Africa Research Institute

Traditional Medicine as an alternative health care delivery system in Africa: An example from Nigeria

Dr Alistair G. Tough, University of Glasgow

Audit culture, overseas donors and medical record keeping.  Some comments based on Tanzanian experience.

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

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

See the SCOLMA website for more details:

http://scolma.org/event/scolma-annual-conference-2016-african-medicine-matters/