The Value of Digital Outreach

This post has grown out of a Twitter thread in which I addressed a criticism that myself and my husband have received a few times via our YouTube channel. In a nutshell, we are dismissed as scholars and academics because

The Value of Digital Outreach

This post has grown out of a Twitter thread in which I addressed a criticism that myself and my husband have received a few times via our YouTube channel. In a nutshell, we are dismissed as scholars and academics because

Of browsers, keyboards, and fonts, with a focus on certain West African scripts

In previous posts I have discussed the process of encoding West African scripts into the Unicode standard.  The question that often comes up next is, how are these scripts made usable?  This is a matter known as implementation, and the

Of browsers, keyboards, and fonts, with a focus on certain West African scripts

In previous posts I have discussed the process of encoding West African scripts into the Unicode standard.  The question that often comes up next is, how are these scripts made usable?  This is a matter known as implementation, and the

Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference (#DOsTC) Proceedings

On the 1st of June, The Digital Orientalist held the Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference (#DOsTC). There were a total of eight presentations focusing on themes pertaining to the digital humanities and the study of non-Occidental histories, texts, cultures, societies, and

Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference (#DOsTC) Proceedings

On the 1st of June, The Digital Orientalist held the Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference (#DOsTC). There were a total of eight presentations focusing on themes pertaining to the digital humanities and the study of non-Occidental histories, texts, cultures, societies, and

Historical Storytelling with Twine

In the classroom environment, it can be difficult to create engaging materials that allow students to learn about the multi-causal nature of historical events and the difficulty with which historical decisions were made. Recently, I have been experimenting with Twine

Historical Storytelling with Twine

In the classroom environment, it can be difficult to create engaging materials that allow students to learn about the multi-causal nature of historical events and the difficulty with which historical decisions were made. Recently, I have been experimenting with Twine

The Schedule of the Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference 2019, #DOsTC

Today, I have the pleasure to announce the schedule of the Digital Orientalist’s Digital Orientalism Twitter Conference (#DOsTC) which will take place on June 1st, 2019. All times are given in Universal Coordinated Time +1 (UTC+1, alternatively known as British

The Schedule of the Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference 2019, #DOsTC

Today, I have the pleasure to announce the schedule of the Digital Orientalist’s Digital Orientalism Twitter Conference (#DOsTC) which will take place on June 1st, 2019. All times are given in Universal Coordinated Time +1 (UTC+1, alternatively known as British

The Outlook for ADLaM

Back in the 1980’s, as the story goes, two Fulani brothers growing up in Guinea took it upon themselves to invent a script that they called “ADLaM”:  “Alkule Dandayɗe Leñol Mulugol”, or “The Alphabet that protects the peoples from vanishing”.1

The Outlook for ADLaM

Back in the 1980’s, as the story goes, two Fulani brothers growing up in Guinea took it upon themselves to invent a script that they called “ADLaM”:  “Alkule Dandayɗe Leñol Mulugol”, or “The Alphabet that protects the peoples from vanishing”.1

Creating a “Launcher” Extension for Google Chrome

Users of Google Chrome have long been able to customize their browsing experiences by installing extensions; small pieces of software that ‘enable users to tailor Chrome functionality and behaviour to individual needs or preferences’ (Google). Extensions are written in HTML,

Creating a “Launcher” Extension for Google Chrome

Users of Google Chrome have long been able to customize their browsing experiences by installing extensions; small pieces of software that ‘enable users to tailor Chrome functionality and behaviour to individual needs or preferences’ (Google). Extensions are written in HTML,