*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
Evaluating digital scholarship
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.
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*
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