Author Archives: The Digital Orientalist

Online Ritual Web Traffic and the Hindu Diaspora

This post was written by guest contributor Zach Chrisman. Chrisman is a master’s student in Religious Studies at the University of Denver specializing in critical theory. His research observes the intersection of affect theory, internet/digital studies, and religion. He is an assistant

Online Ritual Web Traffic and the Hindu Diaspora

This post was written by guest contributor Zach Chrisman. Chrisman is a master’s student in Religious Studies at the University of Denver specializing in critical theory. His research observes the intersection of affect theory, internet/digital studies, and religion. He is an assistant

Using Kraken to Train your own OCR Models

This is a contribution by Christine Roughan of NYU. Connect with her on Twitter @cmroughan Over the summer of 2019, inspired by the promising results in articles like Romanov et al. 2017, I set out to use the Kraken OCR software on a variety of texts. Kraken, see their website or their repository, is open-source command line software that is capable

Using Kraken to Train your own OCR Models

This is a contribution by Christine Roughan of NYU. Connect with her on Twitter @cmroughan Over the summer of 2019, inspired by the promising results in articles like Romanov et al. 2017, I set out to use the Kraken OCR software on a variety of texts. Kraken, see their website or their repository, is open-source command line software that is capable

Marching Onwards: The Digital Orientalist in the New Academic Year

The new academic year is about to begin and as always the Digital Orientalist will return to a regular, weekly posting schedule. Today we are pleased to announce our team for the academic year 2019-2020 and an exciting affiliation with

Marching Onwards: The Digital Orientalist in the New Academic Year

The new academic year is about to begin and as always the Digital Orientalist will return to a regular, weekly posting schedule. Today we are pleased to announce our team for the academic year 2019-2020 and an exciting affiliation with

Open Call for Editors

The Digital Orientalist is seeking to expand and as such we are eagerly looking for several new editors for the new academic year from the following (or related) fields: Chinese Studies/Sinology. Indian Studies. Central Asian Studies or Mongolian Studies. Korean Studies.

Open Call for Editors

The Digital Orientalist is seeking to expand and as such we are eagerly looking for several new editors for the new academic year from the following (or related) fields: Chinese Studies/Sinology. Indian Studies. Central Asian Studies or Mongolian Studies. Korean Studies.

Have a Great Summer

The Digital Orientalist will go into summer recess for July and August. Still need to scratch your DH itch? You might want to keep an eye on the DH2019 conference next week. A big thanks to all of you, our

Have a Great Summer

The Digital Orientalist will go into summer recess for July and August. Still need to scratch your DH itch? You might want to keep an eye on the DH2019 conference next week. A big thanks to all of you, our

On books and electricity

This guest-post comes from Louise Gallorini (American University of Beirut) and reflects on the value of holding an actual, physical, paper book in your hands. Digitization is not always the solution, as Louise reminds us! You can visit her English

On books and electricity

This guest-post comes from Louise Gallorini (American University of Beirut) and reflects on the value of holding an actual, physical, paper book in your hands. Digitization is not always the solution, as Louise reminds us! You can visit her English

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