The Digital Orientalist’s Recap of 2019

The last year was quite eventful for the Digital Orientalist. It saw a large growth in readership, expansion into new areas, and a series of interesting developments. In this post, we will recap some of the major events and posts of last year. We hope you enjoyed reading the Digital Orientalist in 2019, and that you will continue to enjoy reading it in 2020.

Major Events

There were several large events and announcements during 2019. Here is our recap of important developments over the past year.

  • In March, the Digital Orientalist gained the position of 2nd Runner-up in the category of “Best DH Blog Post or Series of Posts” for the Digital Humanities Award 2018.
  • On June 1st, the Digital Orientalist held the Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference (#DOsTC), an academic conference based on Twitter which included participants from Europe, North America, and East Asia. The proceedings for the conference can be read here.
  • On July 4th, the founder of the Digital Orientalist, Cornelis van Lit, announced his retirement from the position of Editor-in-Chief.
  • On September 2nd, the Digital Orientalist announced its affiliation with the American Oriental Society.

Popular Posts

This year we had a number of popular posts from regular contributions. Here is our pick of some of the highlights:

Guest Posts

This year the Digital Orientalist featured a number of guest posts, including;

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