Category Archives: Online Resources

Creating a Digital Timeline

By James Harry Morris Digital timelines can be useful not only as teaching resources, but as part of a presentation, as a feature on a research-oriented website, or as part of a digital article aimed at the public. In order to

Creating a Digital Timeline

By James Harry Morris Digital timelines can be useful not only as teaching resources, but as part of a presentation, as a feature on a research-oriented website, or as part of a digital article aimed at the public. In order to

Beyond “Laures Kirishitan Bunko”: Digital Repositories for Studying 16th and 17th Century Japanese Christianity

By James Harry Morris Kirishitan (J. 吉利支丹/切支丹/キリシタン) were 16th and 17th Century, Japanese Roman Catholics introduced to Christianity by the Jesuits, Franciscans and other missionary orders contemporaneously present in the country; their religion and religious identity are the primary focus

Beyond “Laures Kirishitan Bunko”: Digital Repositories for Studying 16th and 17th Century Japanese Christianity

By James Harry Morris Kirishitan (J. 吉利支丹/切支丹/キリシタン) were 16th and 17th Century, Japanese Roman Catholics introduced to Christianity by the Jesuits, Franciscans and other missionary orders contemporaneously present in the country; their religion and religious identity are the primary focus

Never Trust Al-Shamila Search Results☝️

In this post our Arabo-Islamic Studies editor Maxim digs deeper into searching full-text Arabic corpora, comparing Shamela with Elkirtasse. He shows us that we should not blindly trust the search function of a repository, as you might rely on incomplete search capacities

Never Trust Al-Shamila Search Results☝️

In this post our Arabo-Islamic Studies editor Maxim digs deeper into searching full-text Arabic corpora, comparing Shamela with Elkirtasse. He shows us that we should not blindly trust the search function of a repository, as you might rely on incomplete search capacities

Making and Using a Twitter Bot

By James Harry Morris with thanks to Callum Morris. In August 2018, I developed the Kirishitan Collector Bot, a Twitter Bot that retweets content based on keyword searches pertaining to 16th and 17th Century Japanese Christianity. The term Kirishitan refers to 16th and

Making and Using a Twitter Bot

By James Harry Morris with thanks to Callum Morris. In August 2018, I developed the Kirishitan Collector Bot, a Twitter Bot that retweets content based on keyword searches pertaining to 16th and 17th Century Japanese Christianity. The term Kirishitan refers to 16th and

Proceed with Caution! Identifying Structures using Royal Inscriptions (Part 2)

I ended my last post with the assertion that inscribed objects are found in the ‘wrong’ building – that is, buildings other than those commemorated in their inscriptions – with some frequency. In a most un-scholarly manner, I provided precisely

Proceed with Caution! Identifying Structures using Royal Inscriptions (Part 2)

I ended my last post with the assertion that inscribed objects are found in the ‘wrong’ building – that is, buildings other than those commemorated in their inscriptions – with some frequency. In a most un-scholarly manner, I provided precisely

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

The Shrine Database: An Interview with its Creator

By James Harry Morris with thanks to @ShrineWalker and Tomiyama Aki. Those of you who follow me on Twitter will likely be aware of my interest in and ongoing collection of goshuin 御朱印 (stamps collected by pilgrims to Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples

The Shrine Database: An Interview with its Creator

By James Harry Morris with thanks to @ShrineWalker and Tomiyama Aki. Those of you who follow me on Twitter will likely be aware of my interest in and ongoing collection of goshuin 御朱印 (stamps collected by pilgrims to Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples