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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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January 2022

Call for Fellowship Applications: The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, 2022-2023

January 31, 2022

From the organizers, including, among others, PIL book series editor Abigail Krasner Balbale: Dr Rocio Daga Portillo First session: Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 - 6.15 to 7.45 pm (CET) Last session: Monday, Feb. 07, 2022 - 6.15 to 7.45 pm (CET) This webinar is part of the "Webinar Initiative in Islamic Material Culture" jointly organized … Continue reading Lecture Series: A Society in Transition: Property and Law in Arabic Documents from Toledo (11th-14th Centuries) (Winter term 2021/22), Hamburg University, October…

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February 2022

Call for Papers: Computational contributions to the Social and Cultural History of the Islamicate World, Berlin, 12-17 September 2022

February 14, 2022

From the organizers: The digital has become an integral part of contemporary human experience across the globe as well as our research practices to the extent that it has lost its conceptual significance. At the same time, the digital humanities (DH) have seemingly arrived at the conceptual and institutional centre of the humanities and social … Continue reading Call for Papers: Computational contributions to the Social and Cultural History of the Islamicate World, Berlin, 12-17 September 2022

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March 2022

Request for Proposals: Ruby on Rails/React Developer

March 4, 2022

From the organizers: Dear Friends and Colleagues: We are pleased to announce “Under-Mapped Spaces: New Methods and Tools for Critical Storytelling with Maps,” an intensive, student-designed workshop for emerging scholars. The workshop will be held from February 28-March 4, 2022 at Stanford University, and is co-hosted by the David Rumsey Map Center and Stanford Geospatial … Continue reading Workshop: “Under-Mapped Spaces: New Methods and Tools for Critical Storytelling with Maps,” Stanford University, February 28 – March 4, 2022

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Call for Applications: Data Science Fellow

March 31, 2022

How 'Byzantine' Was the Eighteenth Century? New Insights on the Christian Orthodox Art and Architecture of the Late Ottoman Empire. Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, March 31—April 2, 2022 The most common term used to describe Christian Orthodox art and architecture produced in Ottoman territories during the early modern period is “post-byzantine.” While Byzantine elements did … Continue reading Call for Papers: 2022 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Baltimore, March 31 – April 2, 2022

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