Central Asian Studies Society and Politics

Call for Abstracts Workshop: “Central Asian Studies Inside Out Engaging with Knowledge Transfer between Academia and Actors in Society and Politics” for Master and PhD students, Leibnitz-Zentrum Moderner Orient and Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University Berlin, 8-9 February 2018. Applications can be sent in until 25 January 2018.

Digital Humanities Coffee Talks

The University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt ist starting a lecture series called „Digital Humanities Coffee Talks – digitale Hilfsmittel für die Geisteswissenschaften“ this semester. The series will take place monthly during the lecture period, to present one DH-tool for working with texts or images in a relaxed environment. Coffee Talk isn’t just a term, though: Coffee and Cookies will be supplied, though we’ll be happy if you could bring your own cup.

The first session will take place on 20 April, 6 pm on the topic “Voyant Tools – Analysis of Text Corpora through ‘Distant reading'”. Further information can be found on Stud.IP.

Digital Humanities Institute Beirut 2017 – a Review

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, designed by Mario Hawat (Twitter: @kyraneth)

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

Medieval Ethiopia: A Colloquium

The Virgin and Child with the Archangels Gabriel and Michael, late 15th-early 16th century.
Tempera on parchment. Gospel manuscript from the Monastery of Gunda Gunde (Tigray, Ethiopia); digital image courtesy of the DSU, UTSC Library (©M. Gervers, 2002)

The Centre for Medieval Studies at the Universtiy of Toronto is hosting a colloquium on ‘Medieval Ethiopia‘ from 10-11 March 2017. You can find the colloquium poster here.

The Programme: Continue reading