Category Archives: Islamic Studies

Why Shamila? Arabic Libraries on your Computer

The most famous Arabic digital library (both online and on computer) is al-Shamila. It contains roughly 7260 Arabic books (when this post was written) on the various ِArabic (mostly Islamic) sciences and literature genres. Shamila comes with a desktop application to

Why Shamila? Arabic Libraries on your Computer

The most famous Arabic digital library (both online and on computer) is al-Shamila. It contains roughly 7260 Arabic books (when this post was written) on the various ِArabic (mostly Islamic) sciences and literature genres. Shamila comes with a desktop application to

DH Project at Utrecht University: Bridging the Gap

  At Utrecht University, the project ‘Bridging the Gap: Digital Humanities and the Arabic-Islamic corpus’, seeks to “harness state-of-the art Digital Humanities approaches and technologies to make pioneering forays into the vast corpus of digitised Arabic texts that has become

DH Project at Utrecht University: Bridging the Gap

  At Utrecht University, the project ‘Bridging the Gap: Digital Humanities and the Arabic-Islamic corpus’, seeks to “harness state-of-the art Digital Humanities approaches and technologies to make pioneering forays into the vast corpus of digitised Arabic texts that has become

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