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March 2019

Harvard Workshop: Research Methods in Islamic Studies

March 8, 2019 @ 14:00 - 17:00
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Summary: In this workshop, researchers will learn how to organize, manipulate, and visualize their data. We will first focus on good data organization practices and use spreadsheets to tidy and wrangle several datasets. We will then manipulate, clean, and enhance our data in OpenRefine, a powerful tool for working with messy data. Finally, we will demonstrate how it is possible to visualize and understand clean data. Requirements: Attendees should bring laptops with Excel, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice installed; they should also…

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May 2019

NYU Conference: New Contact Zones in Islamic Studies

May 10, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Methodologies, Technologies, Epistemologies: New Contact Zones in Islamic Studies This conference seeks to tackle questions on how might different disciplines approach the same vital social question: How does a well-established academic field integrate new technological and methodological approaches? And how might these new approaches encourage greater engagement with diverse scholarly voices and the public at large? These questions pertain to Islamic Studies by working across a number of assumed boundaries in the field, relating to discipline, methodology, and faith background. Each panel is built around a…

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June 2019

Hamburg Course: Islamicate Digital Humanities for Scholars in Manuscript Studies

June 24, 2019
University of Hamburg Hamburg, Germany

This summer course is for graduate (MA and PhD) students and researchers who work with manuscript materials in Arabic script and want to learn how to apply digital technology in their research. It includes both theoretical and practical sessions on digital encoding and editing of manuscript texts, data annotation, search, and visualization. Limited to 20 participants, first-come, first-serve. There are some grants available to help cover travel costs. See website for syllabus. Please send CV, motivation letter, and some background…

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