Improved Keyboard Layout for Mac!

The Digital Orientalist presents… a new way of painlessly typing Arabic on a Mac! After the success of the keyboard layouts published in 2014, and with the feedback you gave, I developed an improved version of Or A, the keyboard layout

Improved Keyboard Layout for Mac!

The Digital Orientalist presents… a new way of painlessly typing Arabic on a Mac! After the success of the keyboard layouts published in 2014, and with the feedback you gave, I developed an improved version of Or A, the keyboard layout

What to do with “Digital Humanities”?

DH is a buzzword that many are not sure what to do about. It is in general agreed upon, by hiring and funding committees, that it is ‘important’. But what about a scholar or student like you and me? The

What to do with “Digital Humanities”?

DH is a buzzword that many are not sure what to do about. It is in general agreed upon, by hiring and funding committees, that it is ‘important’. But what about a scholar or student like you and me? The

Explaining the cover of my new book

In before centuries, it was common for a book to have a lavishly illustrated cover which, through signs and symbols, told the prospective reader what the book is about. For my new book, The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy

Explaining the cover of my new book

In before centuries, it was common for a book to have a lavishly illustrated cover which, through signs and symbols, told the prospective reader what the book is about. For my new book, The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy

Why you should download now – as much as possible

Academics should ramp up downloads of valuable resources, to make them available privately, offline. Relying on them being available on the internet is changing from precarious to foolish. Here is why.

Why you should download now – as much as possible

Academics should ramp up downloads of valuable resources, to make them available privately, offline. Relying on them being available on the internet is changing from precarious to foolish. Here is why.

Using graphic design software to unravel ancient mysteries

In a little article I recently published, I show how modern graphic design software can be used to analyze symbols from medieval texts. The article is available here in PDF, and can also be accessed on the magazine’s website. The

Using graphic design software to unravel ancient mysteries

In a little article I recently published, I show how modern graphic design software can be used to analyze symbols from medieval texts. The article is available here in PDF, and can also be accessed on the magazine’s website. The

Gifts Inspired by Islamic Philosophy

Go over to http://www.zazzle.com/almaqtul/products to get gifts about Suhrawardī, the great 12th century Islamic philosopher. Right now there is a cool 30% off, on some even 50%. You can buy a t-shirt, a sweater, a bag, a mug, a cap, stickers, magnets, even a watch

Gifts Inspired by Islamic Philosophy

Go over to http://www.zazzle.com/almaqtul/products to get gifts about Suhrawardī, the great 12th century Islamic philosopher. Right now there is a cool 30% off, on some even 50%. You can buy a t-shirt, a sweater, a bag, a mug, a cap, stickers, magnets, even a watch

Comparing Digital Materials from McGill

A hands-on comparison of the digital materials from the collections of the Islamic Studies Library at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Preface Digitization projects have been taken up by manuscript libraries around the world. The two pillars of such libraries -catalogues and the actual

Comparing Digital Materials from McGill

A hands-on comparison of the digital materials from the collections of the Islamic Studies Library at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Preface Digitization projects have been taken up by manuscript libraries around the world. The two pillars of such libraries -catalogues and the actual