Information about the Project
“Demarginalising Orature: Translating Minor Forms into the Digital Age” has its origin in a transdisciplinary course funded by the eLFF and taught at HHU Düsseldorf’s Philosophical Faculty (2022/2023) as well as in fieldwork for a PhD project on Konkomba folktales (from Northern Ghana) carried out by Tasun Tidorchibe.
The aims of the course are to familiarise students with primary orature from the Global South, transform English translations of some recorded Konkomba folktales into digitally readable formats and create a space in which different medial products could be assembled to give as full and culturally sensitive a picture as possible of the tales’ cultural significance. The digitised materials are ultimately aimed at making these oral tales visible, archiving them and making them accessible to the research community as well as a wider audience.
To access the outcomes of this project so far, you may visit the folktales uploaded to the HHU Mediathek here and our GitHub with all files here.
Dr. Eva Ulrike Pirker, E. Tasun Tidorchibe, Michael-Zane Brose, Anne Schulzki