About The Digital Orientalist

About The Digital Orientalist

This website is run by a dedicated team of scholars, librarians, and students. We share share our experience using digital tools in the Humanities, especially as it relates to our day-to-day workflow.

Our name, The Digital Orientalist, is in no way meant to be derogatory. We are all fully aware of the contentious meaning of ‘Orientalism’ and its relation to colonialism. We are of the opinion that enough years have gone by to pick this name up again, to convey in one word the relation between our fields of studies. In this sense we mirror similar initiatives like The Digital Classicist, The Digital Medievalist, The Digital Humanist, etc.

Our Team


L.W. Cornelis van Lit. Also Editor for Islamic and Middle East Studies.

Editor for Africana


Editor for Ancient Near East


Editor for Japan Studies


Social Media Manager



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