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Speaking engagements

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2024

Panel: Digital Re-Curation & Creative Research with African Archives – UK Library & Archives Group on Africa (SCOLMA), Jan 2024

2023

Lecture: Plurality and Purpose: Strengthening digital heritage eco-systems in Africa’s museum sector – Centre for Digital and Contemporary History, University of Luxembourg, Nov 2023

Panel: Local Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence – IFAN, University of Cheikh Anta Diop Nov 2023

Lecture: Digital Collections, metadata and the continuous violence against African knowledge systems – British Institute of East Africa – October 2023

Paper: Plurality and Purpose: Digital Methodologies for Community Based Histories – Worlds Apart, Futures of Global History International Conference, Vienna – May 2023

Lecture & Panel: Enabling Fictions, Confronting Realities – Accessibility of History Within The Metaverse – Hartwig Foundation, Amsterdam March 2023

Guest Lecture: Empathy as resistance in history practice – Ijeruka, Radical Hope Course – March 2023

Panel: Antiracism & Decolonization in Archives & Records Management: Open Classroom Series – Dalhousie School of Information Management, March 2023

Panel: The Activist Museum – Going deeper, Access Culture Portugal, Feb 2023

Guest Lecture: Visible histories, invisible data: Documenting the histories of migrated objects and archives in Africa – Boston University, Walter Rodney Seminar series, Feb 2023

Workshop: Museum Practices, Digital Heritage – What Potential does Technology hold for African Museums? – IFAN, University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar – Jan 2023

2022

Key-Note Lecture: Pretexts of Repair: Digitization and the role of metadata in engaging
with colonial collections
– DFG Research Training Group – Berlin, Nov 2022

Guest Lecture: MA Digital Asset Management – Kings College London, Nov 2022

Panel: Ethics of 3D and Cultural HeritageUniversity of London, Nov 2022

Panel: From Archival Pasts Towards Archival Futures: Epistemologies, Decolonization And (Dis-)Placement, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Accra – Nov 2022

Panel: Collections, Data and the Continued Violence Against African Knowledge Systems – 99 Questions Gathering, Humboldt Forum – Oct 2022

Panel: Centering Creative Communities; How can multilateral organizations contribute towards the restitution of African Heritage? – MONDIACAULT, Mexico City Sep 2022

Panel: Hauntings in the Digital Sphere: Curating Online Collections Portals – Queens University, AGNES, August 2022

Panel: Sustaining Digital HeritageICCROM, July 2022

Key-Note Lecture: Beyond digital infrastructure, a community centered model for digital innovation within cultural heritageDiscovering Collections, Discovering Communities, July 2022

Panel: Who owns the museum? (Post-)Colonial Ownership and Cooperation in the Age of Globalisation – Goethe Institute – Lenbachaus, Munich. May 2022

Lecture: Behind the wire” – Documenting the history of Kenya’s independence movement through digital heritageCritical African Heritages workshop, Northwestern University, May 2022

Panel: Narratives of the objectsHeinrich-Böll-Stiftung May, 2022

Panel: Digital Libraries and Cultural Memory – BookBunk – McMillan Memorial Library, Nairobi, April 2022

Guest lecture: Living data sets: Silence, presence and the after lives of restitution data– Goethe Institute London, March 2022

Panel: AI and Cultural Heritage – Visiting fellow, Loughborough University, March 2022

Lecture: Take Photos of Me Instead: Documenting meaning and memory of the Kenya – Uganda railway through digital approaches – University of Gent, Europalia Art Festival – Trains & Tracks in Africa, Belgium. March 2022

Panel: Coloniality of Digital Infrastructure. How does the building and maintenance of digital infrastructure further imperial domination, neocolonialism and other forms of extractivism? – Code For Society. February 2022

Guest Lecture: Interdisciplinary Seminar 2022: Debates in Digital Humanities – University of East Anglia. February 2022

Lecture: Digital Tools for Africa’s Cultural Institutions – Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage The Directors’ Forum . February 2022

2021

Guest Lecture: ‘Participatory history as Restorative history: Mapping the history of British colonial camps in Kenya’ – Race, Rights and Sovereignty, Glasgow School of Art. November 2021

Moderator: Africa and the Global Digital Disruption – Creative Africa Nexus – Intra Africa Trade Fair, November 2021. Durban

Panelist: 99 questions about Digitalisation -Decoding the Museum– Humboldt Forum, November 2021

Panelist: Use of new technology in the preservation and conservation of cultural heritage- Usoni, State of the art 2.0- October 2021 

Panelist: Land governance for safeguarding art, culture and heritage towards the Africa we want- Conference on land policy in Africa- October 2021 

Facilitator: Re-defining museum digital concept training- National Museum of Tanzania- October 2021       

Panelist: Sustainable pathways to enhancing audience experience through digital technologies- African Association of Visitor Experiences Conference 2021- August 2021

Lecture: Culture & Technology- European Summer University in Digital Humanities – August 2021 

Panelist: Cultural heritage, Participation & Sustainable development- Strathmore Law School- July 2021

 Panelist: Unexpected lessons – Decolonising Knowledge and Memory- The  Nest collective- June 2021 

 Key-Note speech: History is hiding – Digital humanities and the formulation of historical empathy in archival practice –Global Digital Humanities Symposium, Michigan State University – April 2021

Panelist: Reclaiming and Repatriating African Heritage – University of Michigan, Africa week – February 2021

Key-Note speech: The Future of History: Strengthening Public Histories through Digital InterventionsDigital Pasts Conference 2021, RCAHMW – February 2021

2020

Panelist: African Digital IndabasMapping Detention Centres – Kansas University – December 2020

Panelist: 4th Princeton Annual Humanities Colloquium (PAHC) on Africa and Digital Humanities – Princeton University – November 2020

Panelist: Imagining a Museum of British ColonialismMuseum of British Colonialism – November 2020

Panelist: Digitizing Africa: Sustaining Access and Empowerment in Digitizing African Archives – Fakugesi Festival – November 2020

Panelist: Imagining Beyond Imperialism Object Movement Dialogues, International Inventories Program – October 2020

Panelist: Symposium on African Digital Storytelling – Kansas University – October 2020

Lecture: African Digital Heritage – Inspiration, Transformations, Challenges, Reflections– Hack Ur Culture Sub Saharan Africa – October 2020

Panelist: Digital skills in Kenya’s cultural heritage sector – Swedish Annual Museums Conference – Webinar, September 2020

Panelist: Preserving Heritage in a Socially Distant World – Bringing Museums Home .Hiistoria– Webinar -June 2020

Panelist: Cultural Heritage Protection in a post-Covid Landscape: Digital Strategies. V&A Museum, British Council, DCMS – Webinar,  -July 2020

Panelist: Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth Symposium. – Digital Interventions . British Council– Nairobi -March 2020

2019

Panelist: Heritage, culture and technology – Documenting Mau Mau camps digitally. Nairobi design week– Nairobi, Kenya -March  2019

Panelist: Expanding research outputs Archiving Kenya’s Past and Futures: Stewardship and Care of Research Data – Nairobi, Kenya – Nov 2019.

Poster Presentation: Silent histories, digital representations of cultural heritage in Africa – International Digital Humanities Conference – Utrecht, Netherlands – July 2019

Lecture: Usage of digital media in Africa’s museums  – Museum Conversations – Windhoek, Namibia – Sep 2019