CFP: Courts and Judicial Procedure in Early Islamic Law

CFP: Courts and Judicial Procedure in Early Islamic Law

Professor Intisar Rabb (Harvard Law School, Director of Islamic Legal Studies Program, creator of SHARIAsource) is convening a conference at Harvard next year (May 6 2016) on courts and judicial procedure in Islamic law. The SHARIAsource project recently received a $425,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation, and I imagine that the project may be unveiled publicly around the time … Continue reading

Distant Reading and the Islamic Archive

Distant Reading and the Islamic Archive

The Digital Islamic Humanities Project at Brown University is pleased to announce its third annual conference, titled “Distant Reading and the Islamic Archive,” which will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015. Speaker biographies, paper abstracts, and the conference program may be found here. Please note that the event is fully subscribed. A live webcast … Continue reading

Job Opening: Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities (Vanderbilt)

Job Opening: Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities (Vanderbilt)

Vanderbilt University and Syriaca.org invite applications for the open position of Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities. The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year. The Visiting Research Assistant Professor will work full time under the direction of Prof. David … Continue reading

Harvard CMES: Digital Scholarship Workshop in Islamic Studies

Harvard CMES: Digital Scholarship Workshop in Islamic Studies

On Thursday, April 23, Prof Elias Muhanna will lead a Digital Resources Workshop for Islamic Studies, with Professor Roy Mottahedeh and András Riedlmayer. This workshop introduces various digital tools and methodologies that may be of interest to scholars of Islamic civilization. The topics discussed will include online text repositories, social network analysis, mapping tools, text … Continue reading

Call for Papers: Distant Reading and the Islamic Archive

Call for Papers: Distant Reading and the Islamic Archive

Each year, the number of digitized books, inscriptions, images, documents, and other artifacts from the Islamic world continues to grow. As this archive expands, so too does the repertoire of digital tools for navigating and interpreting its diffuse and varied contents. Drawing upon such tools as topic modeling, context-based search, social network maps, and text … Continue reading

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities at Boston College

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities at Boston College

The Institute for the Liberal Arts at Boston College invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities. We welcome applications from recent PhDs in any humanities fields who have expertise in digital approaches to scholarship, especially data mining, mapping and GIS, and/or visualization.   The DH Fellow will teach one class per semester, will … Continue reading