Author Archives: The Digital Orientalist

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

A new year, a new team

This year, The Digital Orientalist will come to life as it never has done before. It will no longer be one man’s blog, but a website run by a team of six people, bringing you new content (almost) every week.

A new year, a new team

This year, The Digital Orientalist will come to life as it never has done before. It will no longer be one man’s blog, but a website run by a team of six people, bringing you new content (almost) every week.

Apps for Learning Cursive Japanese

By James Harry Morris Learning how to read cursive Japanese script (or alternatively cursive Chinese script) is one of the most difficult tasks that I have faced as a scholar of East Asian history. Even now it is a skill

Apps for Learning Cursive Japanese

By James Harry Morris Learning how to read cursive Japanese script (or alternatively cursive Chinese script) is one of the most difficult tasks that I have faced as a scholar of East Asian history. Even now it is a skill

Social Media Manager Needed!

Are you good with social media and do you know a fair few things about Digital Humanities? Or are you eager to learn about those things? Come and join The Digital Orientalist as its dedicated social media manager! You will be volunteering

Social Media Manager Needed!

Are you good with social media and do you know a fair few things about Digital Humanities? Or are you eager to learn about those things? Come and join The Digital Orientalist as its dedicated social media manager! You will be volunteering

Tackling Poetry with Python (2)

In a previous post, I described the preliminary work to do automated analysis on poetry. I now describe the actual code that one could run on it, and I give away the code. The code and the resources are now

Tackling Poetry with Python (2)

In a previous post, I described the preliminary work to do automated analysis on poetry. I now describe the actual code that one could run on it, and I give away the code. The code and the resources are now

Digital Printing of Arabic: The Problem Revisited

In this post I will respond to some points raised by Titus Nemeth. I already discussed his rhetoric so I will side-step that in this post. I say: Arabic was developed to be written with pen and ink, this translates

Digital Printing of Arabic: The Problem Revisited

In this post I will respond to some points raised by Titus Nemeth. I already discussed his rhetoric so I will side-step that in this post. I say: Arabic was developed to be written with pen and ink, this translates

Difficulties in Keeping a Dialogue About Digital Humanities

Talking about DH on a blog will get some people angry with you. I will discuss here some examples arising from my own experience, making this is more of a meta-post about my weblog, than a post for my weblog, but the underlying

Difficulties in Keeping a Dialogue About Digital Humanities

Talking about DH on a blog will get some people angry with you. I will discuss here some examples arising from my own experience, making this is more of a meta-post about my weblog, than a post for my weblog, but the underlying