Curate Africa: Imagining, Imaging and Knowing Africa

We are excited at the prospect of working with the Centre for Curating the Archive and the Centre for African Studies at UCT (amongst others) on a groundbreaking new initiative called ‘Curate Africa’. Curate Africa is: “an online photographic exhibition curated across several themes, including African cities, place and citizenship, trade routes and religion. It takes place […]

Tombouctou Manuscripts Project

For the past nine months I have been managing the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project website and its social media accounts. The project was initially established in 2003 to research and document manuscript tradition in Africa. More recently, Timbuktu has been in the press due to civil unrest and the threat this poses to various manuscript collections in the ancient city. […]

2011 – A YEAR IN REVIEW

We’ve had another interesting year where we’ve cemented our work on digital heritage as well as explored the areas of e-citizenship and the possibility that digital media holds for the environmental movement.  In no particular order, here are a few things we have done that we’re proud of … Projects We’ve worked on the Goethe […]

Ulwazi Programme Schools’ Project Report

Through funding assistance from the Goethe Institut, we have helped to rolll out the Ulwazi Programme to township and rural schools in a bid to create opportunities to enhance ICT skills among the youth and generate interest in their own history and culture. The School’s project will be run at four township and rural schools […]