Digital Humanities Japan: Building Community and Sharing Resources

This week’s post has been contributed by Paula R. Curtis, Hoyt Long, Molly Des Jardin and Mark Ravina. Information about the authors is included at the end of post. In 2016, “The Impact of the Digital in Japanese Studies” workshop

Digital Humanities Japan: Building Community and Sharing Resources

This week’s post has been contributed by Paula R. Curtis, Hoyt Long, Molly Des Jardin and Mark Ravina. Information about the authors is included at the end of post. In 2016, “The Impact of the Digital in Japanese Studies” workshop

Some Reflections on COVID-19 and the Digitization of Research and Teaching

I have found in my short career as an academic that in spite of its growing popularity there is a certain stigma that surrounds the Digital Humanities and the more general use of digital tools in both research and education.

Some Reflections on COVID-19 and the Digitization of Research and Teaching

I have found in my short career as an academic that in spite of its growing popularity there is a certain stigma that surrounds the Digital Humanities and the more general use of digital tools in both research and education.

ScanTailor: Installation Instructions and Impressions

When we cannot find a digitized version on the internet, we photograph or scan a book or article ourselves. We end up with photos of pages that are warped and rotated, often with a lot of the surrounding showing, saved

ScanTailor: Installation Instructions and Impressions

When we cannot find a digitized version on the internet, we photograph or scan a book or article ourselves. We end up with photos of pages that are warped and rotated, often with a lot of the surrounding showing, saved

Some Thoughts about Arabic-Script OCR

Recently, as a result of my current research project —an edition and translation of al-Maqrizi’s fifteenth-century chronicle al-Suluk for the Ayyubid period (1171-1193) — I have been pondering issues related to Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Part of my work involves investigating from

Some Thoughts about Arabic-Script OCR

Recently, as a result of my current research project —an edition and translation of al-Maqrizi’s fifteenth-century chronicle al-Suluk for the Ayyubid period (1171-1193) — I have been pondering issues related to Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Part of my work involves investigating from

Some notes on the usability of the Zotero Reference Manager for Historical Research

This post was written by guest contributor Jasper Bernhofer. Bernhofer received a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Philosophy from Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg and is currently writing his Master’s thesis in Semitic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. His thesis includes

Some notes on the usability of the Zotero Reference Manager for Historical Research

This post was written by guest contributor Jasper Bernhofer. Bernhofer received a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Philosophy from Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg and is currently writing his Master’s thesis in Semitic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. His thesis includes

Cursive Japanese and OCR: Using KuroNet

The Center for Open Data in the Humanities’ KuroNet Kuzushiji Ninshiki Sābisu (KuroNetくずし字認識サービス) launched late last year. KuroNet is a free OCR (Optical Character Recognition) platform which allows users to convert images of documents written in cursive Japanese into printed

Cursive Japanese and OCR: Using KuroNet

The Center for Open Data in the Humanities’ KuroNet Kuzushiji Ninshiki Sābisu (KuroNetくずし字認識サービス) launched late last year. KuroNet is a free OCR (Optical Character Recognition) platform which allows users to convert images of documents written in cursive Japanese into printed

Learning about West African Ajami

The study of Ajami texts, those using the Arabic script and various modifications and extensions of it to represent languages other than Arabic, including many West African languages, is becoming well established with the emergence of several robust projects that

Learning about West African Ajami

The study of Ajami texts, those using the Arabic script and various modifications and extensions of it to represent languages other than Arabic, including many West African languages, is becoming well established with the emergence of several robust projects that