Digital archiving in the Arab world acts as a major channel of knowledge transmission in the present day. As the practice grows, new archival challenges emerge and act as a catalyst for innovation and development of new technologies.
The International Digital Archiving Conference in the Arab World is to be held in Abu Dhabi, October 26 – 27, 2019. It is the first Digital Archiving conference to be organized by the CEDEJ, Egypt (Centre D’etudes Et De Documentation Économiques, Juridiques Et Sociales) in collaboration with Bibliotheca Alexandrina and CEFAS (Centre Français d’Archéologie et de Sciences Sociales).
The conference’s aim is to provide an exploratory gateway of the fast-growing interdisciplinary field of digital archiving in the Arab world.
Deadline for Abstract Submission (Papers Only): April 30, 2019, 23:59 (UTC+02:00)
The Center for the Studies of Manuscripts at Hamburg University is hosting a conference on ‘Manuscripts East and West – Towards Comparative and General Codicology‘ from 17-19 October 2017. You can find the full programme here.
The project Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal is a reference portal for the digital linking of research results. Additionally, it provides digital tools for working with data as well as an infrastructure for sharing tools and research. Continue reading
The British University in Dubai is hosting the ‘3rd International Conference on Arabic Computational Linguistics (ACLing 2017)‘ from 5-6 November 2017. The Call for Papers is open until 15 June 2017. Please find the vollständigen Call here.
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The Digital Humanities Institute 2017 at the American University of Beirut brought Researchers, Professors, Librarians, IT and other Scholars together to talk about many topics from the varying points-of-view of every participant, exchange ideas and forge plans for future endeavors.
A big thank you goes to the Center for Arts and Humanities at AUB and the AMICAL Consortium. The Organisers Fatmeh Charafeddine (Jafet Library), Rayane Fayed (IT), Mario Hawat (English major), Najla Jarkas (English) and David Wrisley (English) deserve a very special Thank You for their hard work and perfect preparations! Continue reading
Istanbul Urban Layers is a Digital Humanities Project by Nil Tuzcu and the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative. It enables a direct comparison between maps and aerial photographs of Istanbul in a time ranging vom 1853-1989. The project is still in development, so checking on it from time to time is definitely worth it.
Utrecht University is holding the ‘DH Benelux 2017 Conference‘ from 3-5 July 2017. The Call for Papers is open until 15 February 2017. The Programme will be added as soon as it is available.
Core topics are:
- Application of digital technology in literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical studies
- Exploration and analysis of multimedia resources
- Text mining and image mining (e.g. stylometry, topic modelling, sentiment mining)
- Digital media, digitization, curation of digital objects
- Software development, systems design and information modelling
- Interfaces, augmented reality, serious gaming
- Design and application of algorithms
- Infrastructures and virtual research environments
- Ethnography and user studies
- Critical study of digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, video games
- Ethical, social and economic aspects of digitality and digital humanities
- Didactics of digital humanities