Category Archives: Islamic Studies

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

Making Sense of the Cacophony of Voices from the Post-Classical Period of Islam

This small article explains how close reading is not useful in research on post-classical Islamic intellectual history. Instead, close reading needs to be supplemented with what is called ‘distant reading.’ The article appeared last year in Sabah Ülkesi, vol. 53.

Making Sense of the Cacophony of Voices from the Post-Classical Period of Islam

This small article explains how close reading is not useful in research on post-classical Islamic intellectual history. Instead, close reading needs to be supplemented with what is called ‘distant reading.’ The article appeared last year in Sabah Ülkesi, vol. 53.

Review of The Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies

The book The Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies provides an excellent introduction into DH for students and scholars. Read in this review per chapter what the book is about and if it is worth your time picking up.

Review of The Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies

The book The Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies provides an excellent introduction into DH for students and scholars. Read in this review per chapter what the book is about and if it is worth your time picking up.

Mediation of Islamic Knowledge: Face to Face Conversations in Manuscripts

A small article on why manuscripts kept being popular in the Islamic world until very late. It appeared last year in Turkish, in Sabah Ülkesi vol. 52, pp. 78ff. It has been said that “in spite of all the real

Mediation of Islamic Knowledge: Face to Face Conversations in Manuscripts

A small article on why manuscripts kept being popular in the Islamic world until very late. It appeared last year in Turkish, in Sabah Ülkesi vol. 52, pp. 78ff. It has been said that “in spite of all the real

Digital Printing of Arabic: Mushaf Qatar

After having defined the problem, and having seen a solution, let us now familiarize ourselves with a bad example. Much like the Mushaf Muscat, Muṣḥaf Qaṭar likes to present a technological proof of concept in the form of a digital

Digital Printing of Arabic: Mushaf Qatar

After having defined the problem, and having seen a solution, let us now familiarize ourselves with a bad example. Much like the Mushaf Muscat, Muṣḥaf Qaṭar likes to present a technological proof of concept in the form of a digital

Digital Printing of Arabic: Mushaf Muscat

In this series, we will consider how Arabic is and could be represented in a digital world. Our first, and likely most spectacular example is Muṣḥaf Masqaṭ al-Iliktrūnī, available at mushafmuscat.om. This website is a showcase for the technology developed by

Digital Printing of Arabic: Mushaf Muscat

In this series, we will consider how Arabic is and could be represented in a digital world. Our first, and likely most spectacular example is Muṣḥaf Masqaṭ al-Iliktrūnī, available at mushafmuscat.om. This website is a showcase for the technology developed by

Digital Printing of Arabic: explaining the problem

Representing Arabic script on a computer has been problematic from the very beginning. In this series, we shall explore some of the solutions offered. First, we need to understand what is so problematic about Arabic script in a digital world.

Digital Printing of Arabic: explaining the problem

Representing Arabic script on a computer has been problematic from the very beginning. In this series, we shall explore some of the solutions offered. First, we need to understand what is so problematic about Arabic script in a digital world.