DAY ONE: TUESDAY 9TH MAY 2017
10.00am – 11.30am
· Welcome remarks by Director General, NCAC
· Remarks by Ms. Chilufya of Gerda Henkel
· Statement by Prof. Schreiber Henning. University of Hamburg
· Opening Statement by Hon. Minister of Tourism and Culture, Hamat NK Bah
SESSION ONE: Oral History Archives in The Gambia and Guinea Bissau
11.30am – 12.10pm
The genesis of an oral archive in The Gambia- The RDD collection, its scope and challenges in the modern world.
Alhaji Bakari Sidibe
12.10pm – 12.50pm
The RDD oral archives: From early days to digitization, experiences and challenges.
Siaka Fadera & Lamin Yarbo, NCAC/RDD
12.50pm – 1.30pm
Collecting Oral Testimonies toward the contemporary history of Guinea-Bissau: Challenges and Prospects.
Dr. Carlos Cardosa, INEP, Guinea-Bissau
SESSION TWO: Methods of Collecting Cultural Knowledge in the past and in the future
3.00pm – 3.40pm
Traditional Songs, Religious Hymns and Poems from Oral to Digital: Do We Have A Strategy?
Ousman Mamakay Bojang, UTG
4.00pm – 4.40pm
Methodological aspects of multimedia recordings– examples from data collection on cultural knowledge in Djibonker, Senegal.
Dr. Miriam Weidl, SOAS, UK
4.40pm – 5.20pm
Introduction to the history of the Senegambia.
Prof. Boubacar Barry, Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal
DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY 10TH MAY 2017
SESSION THREE: Challenges of Digitizing Archives
10.00am – 10.40am
Digital Archiving within the context of The Gambia.
Ponceletet Ileleji, Co-ordinator, Gambia YMCA Training Centre.
10.40am – 11.20am
Leo Frobenius going digital – which images for whom?
Dr. Richard Kuba, Frobenius Institute, Germany
11.40am – 12.20pm
Digitization of the Nigerian National Archives: Problems and Prospects
Prof. Olayemi Akinwumi, Nasarawa State University, Nigeria
12.20pm – 1.00pm
INEP and Oral Tradition
Dr Leopoldo Amado, INEP, Guinea-Bissau
SESSION FOUR: Impact of Digital Archives on Political and Social Structures
2.30pm – 3.10pm
Oral Archives and Political Structures: Glimpsing the (Digital) Future Through the (Oral) Past
Dr. Toby Green, Kings College, UK
3.30pm – 4.10Pm
The Future of Oral Traditions: The Pre-colonial Senegambian Past, Digital History and the Modern Historian
Dr. Assan Sarr, Ohio State University, USA
4.10pm – 4.50pm
Digital Democracy And Socio- Historical Preservation: An Afro-Centred Approach.
Ms. Marsha M. Hall, Kingston, Jamaica
DAY THREE: THURSDAY 11TH MAY 2017
SESSION FIVE: Critical Issues of Digitizing Oral Archives
9.00am – 9.20am
Bala Saho: Ethical and Practical Considerations: Digitising Gambia’s Historical and Cultural Collections
Dr. Saho Bala, The University of Oklahoma, USA
9.20am – 10.00am
Digitization or deliquescence of Oral Archives
Dr. Mamadou Tangara, United Nations
10.20am – 11.00am
Tradition knowledge and folklore and protecting copyright in the digital age
Mr. Almamy F. Taal, Esq, UTG
Field Trip to heritage sites within the Greater Banjul Area
12.30 pm departure from hotel
– National Museum, Banjul
– Arch 22 Monument, Banjul
– Banjul Market
– Post Office, Banjul
– Kachikally Sacred Crocodile Pool
– Tanje Village Museum