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Autumn School: "Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in the Digital Age"

09 July, 2019 17:04
Autumn School: "Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in the Digital Age"

Call for Applications

NISIS Autumn School 2019

Date: October 28 – 31, 2019

Venue: Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Application Deadline: September 2, 2019

Study programs in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies have been slow to take up the challenge of reflecting on the ongoing shift to studying digital phenomena and to the digitization of research tools.

The NISIS Autumn School 2019 addresses these issues heads-on, by showcasing senior scholars of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies who have made digital methods a cornerstone of their research, and by inviting contributors to reflect on the digital dimension of their work.

Topics to be addressed will include: fieldwork on the internet (digital Islam, online fatwas, Middle Eastern and Arabic websites, etc.); the analysis of Muslim digital networks; authority, gender and diversity in Muslim digital environments; technical aspects of doing research in the digital age (OA publishing and data management); the rise of Islamicate Digital Humanities (including a workshop introduction to some basic programming tools and web-based portals); and more.

There will be a workshop on Digital Humanities and keynote lectures by the following scholars during the Autumn School: Dr. Mona Abdel-Fadil (University of Oslo), Dr. Bettina Gräf (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Dr. Cornelis van Lit (Utrecht University), Mirjam Shatanawi MA (Stichting Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen) and Prof. Jo Van Steenbergen (Ghent University).

For more information about the Autumn School and registration, please see Utrecht University’s website.

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