Globalisation is one of the key terms used to describe actual trends as positive, but there are many aspects of this concept that should be carefully considered, such as people’s cultural identity. Africa is one of the most diverse and culturally rich continents in the world, something that is not widely known. Heritage is one of the building blocks of cohesion and solidarity of the society and in addition is one of the national resources that can contribute in the gross national income. It is acting as ambassador of the country and at the same time enriching the international community with new instances of culture. The present document describes a proposal in order to establish digital humanities curricula in the African continent and preserve, manage and exploit African Culture. The paper includes the description of the role of communication methodologies and formats enabled and empowered by information.

Globalisation is one of the key terms used to describe actual trends as positive, but there are many aspects of this concept that should be carefully considered, such as people's cultural identity. Africa is one of the most diverse and culturally rich continents in the world, something that is not widely known. Heritage is one of the building blocks of cohesion and solidarity of the society and in addition is one of the national resources that can contribute in the gross national income. It is acting as ambassador of the country and at the same time enriching the international community with new instances of culture. The present document describes a proposal in order to establish digital humanities curricula in the African continent and preserve, manage and exploit African Culture. The paper includes the description of the role of communication methodologies and formats enabled and empowered by information.

African Heritage: A True Asset

RONCHI, ALFREDO
2016

Abstract

Globalisation is one of the key terms used to describe actual trends as positive, but there are many aspects of this concept that should be carefully considered, such as people’s cultural identity. Africa is one of the most diverse and culturally rich continents in the world, something that is not widely known. Heritage is one of the building blocks of cohesion and solidarity of the society and in addition is one of the national resources that can contribute in the gross national income. It is acting as ambassador of the country and at the same time enriching the international community with new instances of culture. The present document describes a proposal in order to establish digital humanities curricula in the African continent and preserve, manage and exploit African Culture. The paper includes the description of the role of communication methodologies and formats enabled and empowered by information.
IST-Africa 2016 Conference Proceedings
978-1-905824-54-0
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Globalisation is one of the key terms used to describe actual trends as positive, but there are many aspects of this concept that should be carefully considered, such as people's cultural identity. Africa is one of the most diverse and culturally rich continents in the world, something that is not widely known. Heritage is one of the building blocks of cohesion and solidarity of the society and in addition is one of the national resources that can contribute in the gross national income. It is acting as ambassador of the country and at the same time enriching the international community with new instances of culture. The present document describes a proposal in order to establish digital humanities curricula in the African continent and preserve, manage and exploit African Culture. The paper includes the description of the role of communication methodologies and formats enabled and empowered by information.
globalisation, cultural diversity, cultural values, digital humanities, eCulture
Cultural differences, Pragmatics, Global communication, Globalization, Africa, Economics
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