Friday, Dec. 2, 4:00pm: Ethical Project Management for Digital Projects in Africa
Michigan State University’s Dean Rehberger and Candace Keller will conduct a professional development session entitled, “Ethical Project Management for Digital Projects in Africa.” For more than 20 years, researchers at Matrix, the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences have been working on digital projects in several countries in Africa. While the technologies are critical parts of the digital humanities, ethical considerations also need to be part of any project that involves multiple projects. This is particularly true of Digital African Studies Projects because of the long and history of colonialism, exploitation, and cultural theft. This session will be an interactive workshop that focuses on the full life cycle of project management, including partnerships, grant proposal writing, intellectual property rights, and digital standards and best practices.