The African Digital Humanities (ADH) and Alternation on OJS (2018 - ): Innovation, Pan-African Collaboration, and Trans-Continental Integration1

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Johannes A. Smit
Denzil Chetty

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This article is a continuation of a condensing of the presentation by Prof J.A. Smit, as the Open Access keynote lecture, of 23 October 2017. Drawing on Michel Foucault’s relational explication of the subjective embodied capacity – subjective embodied communication – subjective embodied knowledge-power production triad (cf. Smit & Chetty 2018: 8 – 30), it first explicates its theoretical framework, in terms of the triad’s ‘external instruments’. This is followed by a systematic exposition of this framework in terms of the opportunities that the African Digital Humanities (ADH) face as at 23 October 2017. From within the institutional framework of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the article briefly expounds the possibilities that are opened up for the ADH on the Online Journal Management Systems (OJS). This is further done in terms of the conceptualisations of the e-Humanities, or the future of the e-Human in Africa, as we can, at this stage, comparatively, and analogically envision this complex process, as it is happening at the moment, and as it will doubtlessly further expand into a rapidly changing, and high-speed future.

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Smit, J., & Chetty, D. (2018). The African Digital Humanities (ADH) and Alternation on OJS (2018 - ): Innovation, Pan-African Collaboration, and Trans-Continental Integration1. Alternation Journal, 25(1), 360-393. Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/soa/article/view/1208
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