Yearly Archives: 2018

Beyond “Laures Kirishitan Bunko”: Digital Repositories for Studying 16th and 17th Century Japanese Christianity

By James Harry Morris Kirishitan (J. 吉利支丹/切支丹/キリシタン) were 16th and 17th Century, Japanese Roman Catholics introduced to Christianity by the Jesuits, Franciscans and other missionary orders contemporaneously present in the country; their religion and religious identity are the primary focus

Beyond “Laures Kirishitan Bunko”: Digital Repositories for Studying 16th and 17th Century Japanese Christianity

By James Harry Morris Kirishitan (J. 吉利支丹/切支丹/キリシタン) were 16th and 17th Century, Japanese Roman Catholics introduced to Christianity by the Jesuits, Franciscans and other missionary orders contemporaneously present in the country; their religion and religious identity are the primary focus

Ah, Foumban…

My memories of visiting Foumban, Cameroon in 2006 are still fairly vivid after a twelve-year absence.  The palace with a statue of a mfon (local king or sultan) on horseback in front stands out, as does touring the museum of

Ah, Foumban…

My memories of visiting Foumban, Cameroon in 2006 are still fairly vivid after a twelve-year absence.  The palace with a statue of a mfon (local king or sultan) on horseback in front stands out, as does touring the museum of

Scholarship in 3D: 3D scanning and printing at ASOR 2018

I recently attended the 2018 ASOR conference (one of the main conferences for my field in the United States), and was absolutely thrilled to see on the conference schedule no less than four sessions devoted to digital technology – either

Scholarship in 3D: 3D scanning and printing at ASOR 2018

I recently attended the 2018 ASOR conference (one of the main conferences for my field in the United States), and was absolutely thrilled to see on the conference schedule no less than four sessions devoted to digital technology – either

Never Trust Al-Shamila Search Results☝️

In this post our Arabo-Islamic Studies editor Maxim digs deeper into searching full-text Arabic corpora, comparing Shamela with Elkirtasse. He shows us that we should not blindly trust the search function of a repository, as you might rely on incomplete search capacities

Never Trust Al-Shamila Search Results☝️

In this post our Arabo-Islamic Studies editor Maxim digs deeper into searching full-text Arabic corpora, comparing Shamela with Elkirtasse. He shows us that we should not blindly trust the search function of a repository, as you might rely on incomplete search capacities

Making and Using a Twitter Bot

By James Harry Morris with thanks to Callum Morris. In August 2018, I developed the Kirishitan Collector Bot, a Twitter Bot that retweets content based on keyword searches pertaining to 16th and 17th Century Japanese Christianity. The term Kirishitan refers to 16th and

Making and Using a Twitter Bot

By James Harry Morris with thanks to Callum Morris. In August 2018, I developed the Kirishitan Collector Bot, a Twitter Bot that retweets content based on keyword searches pertaining to 16th and 17th Century Japanese Christianity. The term Kirishitan refers to 16th and

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