[Corpora-List] CfP: Digital Humanities in Arabic: Conference at Doha Institute Qatar (re-sending with conference dates)

Emad Nawfal (عمـ نوفل ـاد) emadnawfal at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 02:29:07 CET 2020

Dear Corpora Members, This conference call may be of interest to some of you. Travel grants and accommodation for all participants will be provided through a research grant from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies *The conference with be in Doha, Qatar, April 20-21, 2020*

*Conference at Doha Institute Qatar: Digital Humanities in Arabic*

This conference focuses on issues and challenges pertaining to the praxis of Digital Humanities (DH) in diverse geographical contexts, countries, and cultures, especially, though without being limited to, Arabic. The conference is very multidisciplinary by nature with the aim of advancing the current state of knowledge for researchers in Arabic literature, culture, media, arts, history, political science, and sociology. All in all, this conference will explore the text mining and computational analysis of Arabic and non-Latin scripts, as well as the network analysis of non-Western social, political and historical transformations. We are especially interested in the development of Digital Humanities tools and platforms designed for the distinctive challenges of Arabic studies scholarship.

The contributors will be selected for the originality and strength of their work and the specific relevance of their work to the themes of the conference. The conference will help initiate an inquiry that will hopefully culminate in a co-edited book project, which will further enhance our commitment to knowledge dissemination.Thus, this transnational collaboration intends to provide researchers in Arab universities with the needed resources to share their intellectual contributions and engage western academia in an enriching conversation about Arabic Digital Humanities.

Moreover, we intend to submit a special issue from the conference papers to the peer-reviewed journal Philological Encounters (Brill). The proposed issue will focus on the potential and limits of DH in Arabic textual and historical scholarship.


We invite submissions that may include scholarly inquiry into Arabic uses of digital technologies; digital humanities projects that focus on Arab/Muslim history and culture; Islam and digital theory; the intersection of Arab studies and digital humanities; digital tools and artifacts; Arabic digital humanities and memory; social media and Arab activism/movements, etc.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

Computational literary studies, literary text mining and network analysis

DH and the epistemologies of the Arab/Muslim World

DH and theory from the Arab/Muslim Studies

DH and Arab/Muslim critical perspectives

DH and cultural criticism

DH and Activism

Critique of DH

Postcolonial DH

Evaluating digital scholarship

Digital hegemonies

DH and alternative methodologies

Technical challenges of DH with non-anglophone and non-Latin material

DH and local communities

DH and intercultural problems

DH and multilingualism

DH and social/political change in the Arab/Muslim World

DH and citizen-driven innovation from the Arab world

DH and big data from the Arab world

Digital Media and DH

Machine Translation and DH

Please provide an abstract of 300-500 words and brief bio (75 words). For each abstract, please include 3-5 keywords.

Proposal Submissions

We invite submissions from graduate students, faculty, librarians, and independent scholars to actively participate in the conference!

* Abstracts should be sent to the conference organizer, Dr. Eid Mohamed at eid.mohamed at dohainstitute.edu.qa <eid.mohamed at dohainstitute.edu.qa> *

Submission deadline: Jan 15, 2020

Reviewing period: Jan 15– 20, 2020

Acceptance Notification: Jan 20, 2020

Full paper Submission: April 10, 2020

**The submission deadline is Jan 15, 2020**

*Travel grants and accommodation for all participants will be provided through a research grant from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies*

-- لا أعرف مظلوما تواطأ الناس علي هضمه ولا زهدوا في إنصافه كالحقيقة.....محمد الغزالي "No victim has ever been more repressed and alienated than the truth"

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