On the 20th of June, The Digital Orientalist held its second twitter conference, the Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference 2020 (#DOsTC2020). There were a total of eleven presentations focusing on themes pertaining to the conducting of digital African, Asian, and Middle Eastern Studies, the digital humanities, and research in the time of pandemic.
We would like to extend our thanks to the audience, the Digital Orientalist’s team, and of course, the speakers. The speakers are listed below with links to their twitter profiles and the papers that they presented.
- Heather K. Hughes (Middle East Studies Librarian and Co-Editor of HAZINE Blog). Keynote Paper entitled “Valuing digital scholarship and labor.”
- Pat Lockley (E-Learning Developer, Website Builder, and one of the organizers of the PressED Conference). Keynote Paper entitled “Spiders and Unicorns.”
- Ani Schug (Rerooted Archive). Invited Paper entitled “Building a Team of International Language Preservers.”
- Kusumita Datta (University of Calcutta and Jadavpur University). Paper entitled “Microblogging and Martyrdom in Bangladesh: Shahbag Movement and the Twitter World.”
- Sarah Ketchley (University of Washington). Paper entitled “Digital Humanities meets ‘Golden Age’ Egyptian Archaeology: A Case Study in Online Pedagogy.”
- Thomas Lebée (École du Louvre and Archives nationales). Paper entitled “Analysing the epistolary network of a self-isolated Egyptologist: François Chabas.”
- N. A. Mansour (Princeton University and HAZINE Blog) and M. Gadallah (American University of Cairo and HAZINE Blog). Joint Paper entitled “Arabic Interfaces: Ethics, Demonstrated Need, and Proposed Solutions” in Arabic and English.
- James Harry Morris (University of Tsukuba). Paper entitled “Digital Resources in the Time of Pandemic.”
- Adrian Plau (Wellcome Collection), Nicola Cook (Wellcome Collection), and M. Mistry (Wellcome Collection). Joint Paper entitled “TEI at Wellcome Collection during COVID-19.”
- Claudia Simonelli (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia). Paper entitled “Re-Discovering a Text: Jacob of Sarug’s metrical Homilies on the Spectacles of the Theatre.”
- Bihter Esener (University of Michigan and Koç University). Abridged version of “Dissertating in the Digital Age.”
You can view the whole proceedings of the conference through the following link: