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Webcast of: Digital Humanities + Islamic & Middle East Studies @ Brown University

The webcast of the entire conference is available online @ Brown University servers. Below is the program of the conference with timestamps for each presentation and discussion session.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 – Day One

  • Introduction
    • Day One 0:00:00 | Beshara Doumani (Brown U): Opening Remarks
    • Day One 0:00:45 | Elias Muhanna (Brown U): Opening remarks
  • Digital Ethnography | chair: Beshara Doumani (Brown)
    • Day One 0:13:30 | Beshara Doumani (Brown U): Introduction
    • Day One 0:14:25 | Peter McMurray (Harvard), “Berlin Islam as Acoustic Ecology: An Ethnography in Sound”
    • Day One 0:41:00 | Nadia Yaqub (UNC), “Working with Indigenous Digital Humanities Projects: The Case of the Mukhayyam al-Sumud al-Usturi Tal al-Za‘tar Facebook Group”
    • Day One 1:09:20 | Discussion
  • Manuscript Visualization and Digitization | chair: Elias Muhanna (Brown)
    • Day One 1:33:05 | Elias Muhanna (Brown): Introduction
    • Day One 1:34:50 | Alex Brey (Bryn Mawr), “Quantifying the Qur’an”
    • Day One 1:54:50 | David Hollenberg (Univ. of Oregon), “Preserving Islamic Manuscripts Under Erasure: The Yemeni Manuscript Digitization Initiative”
    • Day One 2:18:15 | Discussion
  • Text Mining | chair: Beatrice Gruendler (Yale)
    • Day One 2:45:00 | Beatrice Gruendler (Yale): Introduction
    • Day One 2:47:40 | Maxim Romanov (Tufts), “[Toward] Abstract Models for Islamic History”
    • Day One 3:14:50 | Guy Burak (NYU library), “Comparing Canons: Examining Two 17th-century Fatawa Collections from the Ottoman Lands”
    • Day One 3:35:20 | Kirill Dmitriev (St. Andrews), “Arab Cultural Semantics in Transition”
    • Day One 3:51:50 | Discussion
  • Databases | chair: Elli Mylonas (Brown)
    • Day One 4:37:30 | Elli Mylonas (Brown): Introduction
    • Day One 4:37:55 | Sebastian Günther (Göttingen), “A Database & Handbook of Classical Islamic Pedagogy”
    • Day One 5:09:45 | Will Hanley (FSU), “Prosop: A Social Networking Tool for the Past”
    • Day One 5:31:00 | Discussion
  • Mapping | chair: Sheila Bonde (Brown)
    • Day One 6:03:50 | Sheila Bonde (Brown): Introduction
    • Day One 6:05:00 | Till Grallert (Freie Univ. Berlin), “Mapping the Urban Landscape through News Reports: Damascus and its Hinterlands in Late Ottoman Times”
    • Day One 6:26:50 | Meredith Quinn (Harvard), “The Geography of Readership on Early Modern Istanbul”
    • Day One -:–:– | Discussion (not available)

Friday, October 25, 2013 – Day Two

  • Digitization and E-Publication | chair: Ian Straughn (Brown)
    • | Day Two 0:00:00 | Ian Straughn (Brown): Introduction
    • Day Two 0:02:00 | Dagmar Riedel (Columbia Univ.), “Manuscripts and Printed Books in Arabic Script in the Age of the E-Book: The Challenges of Digitization”
    • Day Two 0:31:50 | Chip Rossetti (Managing Editor, LAL), “Al-Kindi on the Kindle: The Library of Arabic Literature and the Challenges of Publishing Bilingual Arabic-English Books”
    • Day Two 0:54:50 | Discussion
  • Disciplinary and Theoretical Considerations | chair: Elias Muhanna (Brown)
    • Day Two 1:21:10 | Elias Muhanna (Brown): Introduction
    • Day Two 1:21:55 | Afsaneh Najmabadi (Harvard), “Making (Up) an Archive: What Could Writing History Look Like in a Digital Age?”
    • Day Two 1:55:25 | Travis Zadeh (Haverford), “Uncertainty and the Archive: Reflections on Medieval Arabic and Persian Book Culture in the Digital Age”
    • Day Two 2:22:10 | Discussion
  • Keynote address
    • Day Two 2:43:55 | Elias Muhanna (Brown): Introduction
    • Day Two 2:47:00 | Dr. Dwight Reynolds (UCSB): “From Basmati Rice to the Bani Hilal: Digital Archives and Public Humanities”
    • Day Two 3:30:00 | Discussion

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