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Graduate Workshop in Arabic Digital Humanities

Thursday 13 December 2018
Kloveniersburgwal 29
1011 JV Amsterdam

Graduate Workshop in Arabic Digital Humanities

This workshop introduces advanced students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers in Middle Eastern Studies and related fields to some of the opportunities, challenges and recent developments in the growing field of Arabic Digital Humanities. The workshop is divided in three parts: (1) an introduction to several major online digital repositories of both Sunni and Shi’i literary traditions; (2) a presentation (with discussion) by two engineers of the Netherland eScience Center about best practices in creating, licensing and sharing data sets, with added information about opportunities for further training and skill development; (3) an interactive session in which participants will be acquainted with a newly developed online textmining tool in Islamic law and da’wa literature, developed at Utrecht University in the framework of the Netherlands eScience Center/UU project “Bridging the Gap: Digital Humanities and the Arabic-Islamic Corpus” (https://sensis.sites.uu.nl/digital-humanities/).

Workshop instructors:

Prof. Christian Lange, Utrecht University
Melle Lyklema MA, Utrecht University
Maksim Abdul Latif MA, Utrecht University
Dr Janneke van der Zwaan, Netherlands eScience Center
Dafne van Kuppevelt Msc, Netherlands eScience Center

If you wish to participate in this workshop, please register before 10 December 2018 with Martine Wagenaar (martine.wagenaar@knaw.nl), as space is limited.

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