Encoding the Bassa Vah script of Liberia

The tale of how the Bassa Vah script came to be encoded into the Unicode Standard winds through Syracuse, Germany, Liberia, France, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and points between.  It begins in fact long before the birth of Unicode, as early as

Encoding the Bassa Vah script of Liberia

The tale of how the Bassa Vah script came to be encoded into the Unicode Standard winds through Syracuse, Germany, Liberia, France, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and points between.  It begins in fact long before the birth of Unicode, as early as

Announcing a Handbook for DH and Manuscript Studies

Millions of documents have been scanned and stored as images of pages. Now what? For the past 1,5 years I have been writing about this exact question. In a nutshell, I am preparing a handbook for bringing together Digital Humanities and

Announcing a Handbook for DH and Manuscript Studies

Millions of documents have been scanned and stored as images of pages. Now what? For the past 1,5 years I have been writing about this exact question. In a nutshell, I am preparing a handbook for bringing together Digital Humanities and

Proceed with Caution! Identifying Structures using Royal Inscriptions (Part 2)

I ended my last post with the assertion that inscribed objects are found in the ‘wrong’ building – that is, buildings other than those commemorated in their inscriptions – with some frequency. In a most un-scholarly manner, I provided precisely

Proceed with Caution! Identifying Structures using Royal Inscriptions (Part 2)

I ended my last post with the assertion that inscribed objects are found in the ‘wrong’ building – that is, buildings other than those commemorated in their inscriptions – with some frequency. In a most un-scholarly manner, I provided precisely

Why Shamila? Arabic Libraries on your Computer

The most famous Arabic digital library (both online and on computer) is al-Shamila. It contains roughly 7260 Arabic books (when this post was written) on the various ِArabic (mostly Islamic) sciences and literature genres. Shamila comes with a desktop application to

Why Shamila? Arabic Libraries on your Computer

The most famous Arabic digital library (both online and on computer) is al-Shamila. It contains roughly 7260 Arabic books (when this post was written) on the various ِArabic (mostly Islamic) sciences and literature genres. Shamila comes with a desktop application to

The Shrine Database: An Interview with its Creator

By James Harry Morris with thanks to @ShrineWalker and Tomiyama Aki. Those of you who follow me on Twitter will likely be aware of my interest in and ongoing collection of goshuin 御朱印 (stamps collected by pilgrims to Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples

The Shrine Database: An Interview with its Creator

By James Harry Morris with thanks to @ShrineWalker and Tomiyama Aki. Those of you who follow me on Twitter will likely be aware of my interest in and ongoing collection of goshuin 御朱印 (stamps collected by pilgrims to Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples

Notes on the Study of Loma

A script was developed in the 1930’s for the Loma language by Widɔ Zoɓo of Boneketa, Liberia.  While it has gone through a few iterations in the decades since the design of the original syllabary, it has not seen much

Notes on the Study of Loma

A script was developed in the 1930’s for the Loma language by Widɔ Zoɓo of Boneketa, Liberia.  While it has gone through a few iterations in the decades since the design of the original syllabary, it has not seen much

Proceed with Caution! Identifying Structures using Royal Inscriptions (Part 1)

I’m going to preface this post with a note that I am NOT an archaeologist. I have taken archaeology classes, and spent one, very memorable, field-season doing a surface survey in southern Turkey…but I am not an archaeologist. Any mistakes

Proceed with Caution! Identifying Structures using Royal Inscriptions (Part 1)

I’m going to preface this post with a note that I am NOT an archaeologist. I have taken archaeology classes, and spent one, very memorable, field-season doing a surface survey in southern Turkey…but I am not an archaeologist. Any mistakes