The Empower Track

Join a community of women using digital and computational skills in research and beyond!

In 2022 we ran a 8-step programme and developed templates that may assist with learning new tools/technologies/methodologies.


In 2024, we are continuing to host events focused on equity, inclusion, and diversity to ensure that women in humanities and social sciences are aware of opportunities and resources to grow their skills and networks. Our first event for the year was a panel discussion on International Women’s Day, which centered on empowering oneself through community support. Alongside this, we featured active members of various technology-focused communities of practice in a series of blog posts.

Access resources from previous events.


All sessions are open to women currently involved in humanities or social sciences research or teaching at public universities or research councils in South Africa interested in learning new digital/computational skills.

No previous experience with digital scholarship or computational research required.

We welcome all women interested to learn more!

Past events - 2021

Slides and recordings available

How Stories Breathe: A Digital Perspective
R for Humanities and Social Sciences
Growing tech skills as part of a community
There's a place for you in this digital world!