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Workshop: Digitising Religious Architectural Heritage in Ibadan (ArcGis)

DSC 0550jpgAs part of both its programmes on Digital Humanities and on Nigerian religious dynamics, IFRA-Nigeria has launched a research project on the religious architectural heritage of Ibadan. Drawing from the fields of Digital Humanities, Architecture and the Socio-anthropology of religion, the objective is to map out, research and analyse the rich history and diverse aesthetics of all religious buildings in the capital of Oyo State. A kick-start workshop gathering academics and professionals with a specific interest in the project took place in October in order to sum-up the existing research and literature on the topic and map out key future topics of research and engagement. 

A second workshop took place Between the 20th of February and the 22nd of February. Ten field-researchers were trained to use ArcGIS, a software enabling them to create online interactive maps allowing viewers to explore and learn about Ibadan’s architectural religious heritage from their computer.

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Following this workshop, and as soon as the electoral period comes to a close, the field researchers will map out architecturally remarkable religious buildings in various areas of Ibadan and collect basic data information that will be included in an interactive online map.


Tags: Religion, digital humanities, heritage

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