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Academy Colloquium “Whither Islamicate Digital Humanities? Analytics, Tools, Corpora”

06 May, 2018 20:45
Academy Colloquium “Whither Islamicate Digital Humanities? Analytics, Tools, Corpora”

Call for Papers

Date: December 13-15, 2018

Venue: KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018

Funded by: The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences & the Netherlands eScience Center

Hosted by:  The “Bridging the Gap” project, Utrecht University (NLD), and the Digital Islamic Humanities Project, Brown University (RI, USA)

“Whither Islamicate Digital Humanities? Analytics, Tools, Corpora” is a three-day international conference dedicated to the budding field of Islamicate Digital Humanities (IDH). In recent years, the number of projects, initiatives and research programs in this field has greatly increased. Recognition of these efforts has already resulted in the formulation of guidelines for the evaluation of digital scholarship by the Middle East Studies Association, as well as a recent proposal for a set of principles to guide scholarly corpus building (IJMES 50, “Roundtable”).

These developments signal a field gradually coming of age. Yet, most scholars would also agree that much work remains to be done before a plug-and-play, one-click survey of the vast Islamicate textual heritage becomes even remotely realistic. This conference seeks to take stock and showcase efforts currently underway in global IDH text-mining and identify ways of promoting collaboration and synergy.

The conference organizers explicitly welcome papers about Islamicate languages other than Arabic, with the intention of discussing the contours of a globally conceived Islamicate DH.

Please send, by the deadline of May 31, your title and paper proposal (< 500 words) to

More information at: The Digital Islamic Humanities Project’s Website

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