Category Archives: Digitization

Some Reflections on COVID-19 and the Digitization of Research and Teaching

I have found in my short career as an academic that in spite of its growing popularity there is a certain stigma that surrounds the Digital Humanities and the more general use of digital tools in both research and education.

Some Reflections on COVID-19 and the Digitization of Research and Teaching

I have found in my short career as an academic that in spite of its growing popularity there is a certain stigma that surrounds the Digital Humanities and the more general use of digital tools in both research and education.

ScanTailor: Installation Instructions and Impressions

When we cannot find a digitized version on the internet, we photograph or scan a book or article ourselves. We end up with photos of pages that are warped and rotated, often with a lot of the surrounding showing, saved

ScanTailor: Installation Instructions and Impressions

When we cannot find a digitized version on the internet, we photograph or scan a book or article ourselves. We end up with photos of pages that are warped and rotated, often with a lot of the surrounding showing, saved

An Introduction to the History of Syriac Digital Humanities

This is the first part of a series of posts by the Digital Orientalist’s Syriac Studies Editor, Ephrem Ishac. This post acts as an introduction to Ishac’s interview with George A. Kiraz which will be serialized in later posts. In

An Introduction to the History of Syriac Digital Humanities

This is the first part of a series of posts by the Digital Orientalist’s Syriac Studies Editor, Ephrem Ishac. This post acts as an introduction to Ishac’s interview with George A. Kiraz which will be serialized in later posts. In

Review: Among Digitized Manuscripts by L.W.C. van Lit (Leiden: Brill, 2020)

For this post, I will be reviewing the new book Among Digitized Manuscripts by C. van Lit (Leiden: Brill, 2020), authored by the founder of this website and the summation of the work he has done on it and since handing over

Review: Among Digitized Manuscripts by L.W.C. van Lit (Leiden: Brill, 2020)

For this post, I will be reviewing the new book Among Digitized Manuscripts by C. van Lit (Leiden: Brill, 2020), authored by the founder of this website and the summation of the work he has done on it and since handing over

Photographing Archival Material at the Cadbury Research Library: Some Reflections

I am indebted to both the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham and the Church Mission Society for providing me permission to print the images used herein. In the summer of 2019, I spent one month at the

Photographing Archival Material at the Cadbury Research Library: Some Reflections

I am indebted to both the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham and the Church Mission Society for providing me permission to print the images used herein. In the summer of 2019, I spent one month at the

Among Digitized Manuscripts: A Book

For years, I have explored digitized manuscripts on this website. It left me prepared, three years ago, to embark on a more ambitious investigation into what digitized manuscripts are and what we can do with them. This has now resulted in

Among Digitized Manuscripts: A Book

For years, I have explored digitized manuscripts on this website. It left me prepared, three years ago, to embark on a more ambitious investigation into what digitized manuscripts are and what we can do with them. This has now resulted in

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