Friday, October 16, 2015
9:00am – 5:45pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906
The third annual Digital Islamic Humanities symposium was organized by Elias Muhanna, Manning Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, and Middle East Studies. With generous funding from the Brown Humanities Research and Teaching Fund.
Each year, the number of digitized books, inscriptions, images, documents, and other artifacts from the Islamic world continues to grow. As this archive expands, so too does the repertoire of digital tools for navigating and interpreting its diffuse and varied contents. Drawing upon such tools as topic modeling, context-based search, social network maps, and text reuse algorithms, the study of large-scale archives and textual corpora is undergoing significant and exciting developments.
With this in mind, the Middle East Studies program at Brown University held its 3rd annual Islamic Digital Humanities Symposium, onFriday, October 16, 2015. Islamic Humanities Conference 2015