Ode to touch

by Ayodele James Akinola

You really touched me 
Oh! You truly touched me
By your words and acts
And your kind hearted hearts 
From home and across the seas
My soul is glad as it sees
And witnesses how beautiful 
The world so plenty and full
With handsomely beautiful creatures
From diverse worldviews and cultures 
United at the altar of love
Of Digital Humanities’ alcove

And at Noordwijk beachsides
Same as the love which never hides
Openly embracing from motherland 
Felt close enough even in the Dutchland

All these I feel and feel and know
And never will forget never nor now
That humanity lives truly, everywhere 
Here, found I it, and so everywhere
Oh! What a world so beautiful!
Blessed with many yet so peaceful
A people that know how to touch 
With knowledge, that can vouch
That a life was truly touched 
And Today,
And the morrow 
Of the next morrow

(July 4 2019, Lorentz Center,  Leiden University, The Netherlands)

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DH Africa – overview of initiatives

This map shows the DH projects and initiatives in and about Africa. It was commissioned by CLARIN a couple of years ago in preparation for the special focus on Africa at DH2019. Information on the map can be added / corrected by using this google form.