Mediation of Islamic Knowledge: Face to Face Conversations in Manuscripts

A small article on why manuscripts kept being popular in the Islamic world until very late. It appeared last year in Turkish, in Sabah Ülkesi vol. 52, pp. 78ff. It has been said that “in spite of all the real

Mediation of Islamic Knowledge: Face to Face Conversations in Manuscripts

A small article on why manuscripts kept being popular in the Islamic world until very late. It appeared last year in Turkish, in Sabah Ülkesi vol. 52, pp. 78ff. It has been said that “in spite of all the real

Tackling Poetry with Python

Poetry is among the best kind of texts to be manipulated with a programming language. Most of that work lies in defining clearly what result you wish to get, and preparing the raw data, about which I want to share

Tackling Poetry with Python

Poetry is among the best kind of texts to be manipulated with a programming language. Most of that work lies in defining clearly what result you wish to get, and preparing the raw data, about which I want to share

Digital Printing of Arabic: Mushaf Qatar

After having defined the problem, and having seen a solution, let us now familiarize ourselves with a bad example. Much like the Mushaf Muscat, Muṣḥaf Qaṭar likes to present a technological proof of concept in the form of a digital

Digital Printing of Arabic: Mushaf Qatar

After having defined the problem, and having seen a solution, let us now familiarize ourselves with a bad example. Much like the Mushaf Muscat, Muṣḥaf Qaṭar likes to present a technological proof of concept in the form of a digital

Get Out of the Cloud

I use Dropbox and Google Drive to keep a synced backup of a handful of important files. I have noticed that some people like to store all of their files in the cloud, without even having a complete copy of

Get Out of the Cloud

I use Dropbox and Google Drive to keep a synced backup of a handful of important files. I have noticed that some people like to store all of their files in the cloud, without even having a complete copy of

Digital Printing of Arabic: Mushaf Muscat

In this series, we will consider how Arabic is and could be represented in a digital world. Our first, and likely most spectacular example is Muṣḥaf Masqaṭ al-Iliktrūnī, available at mushafmuscat.om. This website is a showcase for the technology developed by

Digital Printing of Arabic: Mushaf Muscat

In this series, we will consider how Arabic is and could be represented in a digital world. Our first, and likely most spectacular example is Muṣḥaf Masqaṭ al-Iliktrūnī, available at mushafmuscat.om. This website is a showcase for the technology developed by

Keeping up with Digital Humanities

Interested in learning more about Digital Humanities? Or technology in general? How do you keep up with the latest? Here are some pointers (primarily for those working in Classical Islamic Studies).   Which tool should I use? http://dirtdirectory.org Various tools

Keeping up with Digital Humanities

Interested in learning more about Digital Humanities? Or technology in general? How do you keep up with the latest? Here are some pointers (primarily for those working in Classical Islamic Studies).   Which tool should I use? http://dirtdirectory.org Various tools

Digital Printing of Arabic: explaining the problem

Representing Arabic script on a computer has been problematic from the very beginning. In this series, we shall explore some of the solutions offered. First, we need to understand what is so problematic about Arabic script in a digital world.

Digital Printing of Arabic: explaining the problem

Representing Arabic script on a computer has been problematic from the very beginning. In this series, we shall explore some of the solutions offered. First, we need to understand what is so problematic about Arabic script in a digital world.