African cultural heritage in the digital age: an open archives event (November 12, 2-5pm: KCL Archives, Strand Building, 3rd Floor)

As part of King’s Africa Week, the Department of Digital Humanities and the King’s Archives are hosting an afternoon of interactive activities and discussions around African cultural heritage and historical collections.

Laura Gibson (2pm) will unpack the ‘Museum in a Box’ she has been working on with South African partners, while staff from the King’s Archives will present and discuss a range of significant material from all over the continent (3.15pm). Finally, Pete Chonka (4pm) will lead an interactive session based on his research on Somali books fairs and digital literary activism in that region.

To register (for free) for any of these three events, please follow the links below:

2pm, Laura Gibson showcasing Museum in a Box – REGISTER HERE

3.15pm, Presentation/discussion of King’s Archives African material – REGISTER HERE

4pm, Pete Chonka discussing research on Somali Book Fairs – REGISTER HERE

All of the sessions are being held in the King’s Archives which is on the 3rd floor of the KCL Strand Building (from the stairs or lifts, turn right and go down the short corridor!)