Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Textual Corpora and the Digital Islamic Humanities: A Workshop

Friday, October 17 –
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Digital Humanities Lab, Rockefeller Library

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Textual Corpora and the Digital Islamic Humanities: A Workshop

October 17-18, 2014 | Brown University

The Middle East Studies Initiative at Brown University is pleased to announce a two-day workshop on October 17-18, 2014, which will be devoted to digital textual corpora. Online libraries and digital repositories such as al-Maktaba al-Shamela and al-Warraq – which contain thousands of texts and hundreds of millions of words – are transforming the study of Islamic literatures and history. This workshop will comprise a series of introductory sessions on various digital tools and methodologies (e.g. geo-referencing, text encoding and processing, graph visualization, and other topics) aimed to provide scholars of the Islamic world with an orientation to the valuable research possibilities afforded by these tools.

The sessions will be highly interactive and introductory in nature. There will be a poster session for more advanced participants to showcase their work designing, developing, and utilizing textual corpora.

This event builds on the success of last year’s landmark conference on “The Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies,” which was held at Brown in October 2013. The workshop is generously supported by the Brown Humanities Research & Teaching Initiative.

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Middle East Studies