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King's College London and the Aegis Trust hold conference on digital archives in post-genocide Rwanda

Posted on 28/03/2017

The Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London and the Aegis Trust last week held a conference on Digital Archives, Memory and Reconstruction in Rwanda as part of the AHRC-funded (Digital) archives, memory and reconstruction in post-Genocide Rwanda project, led by Mark Hedges and Professor Sheila Anderson.

The role of digitisation in understanding the genocide

The conference brought together academic, private and public sector stakeholders from Rwanda and abroad to explore the implications, impact and transformative effects of digital archives and digitisation processes in understanding the genocide against the Tutsi and post-genocide reconstruction.

Sharing experiences and best practice

The conference took place from 21-23 March 2017 in Kigali and was opened by Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana. Over the three days experts addressed a range of issues, sharing experiences and best practice under four broad themes: Memory and Memorialisation, Education and Peace Building, Social Justice and Inclusivity, and Capacity Building and the Digital Economy.

You can find summaries of each day here:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

More about the project

Mark Hedges is the Principal Investigator for the project and Professor Sheila Anderson is the Co-Investigator. You can find out more about their (Digital) archives, memory and reconstruction in post-Genocide Rwanda project on Gateway to Research.

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With thanks to the Aegis Trust.

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