Category Archives: Software

The Doha Historical Dictionary of Arabic

In 2013 the Arabic Center for Research and Politics Studies lunched an ambitious ongoing program to build an Arabic Historical Dictionary. This is the first Arabic dictionary that traces the origin and the etymology of the Arabic words in a historical

The Doha Historical Dictionary of Arabic

In 2013 the Arabic Center for Research and Politics Studies lunched an ambitious ongoing program to build an Arabic Historical Dictionary. This is the first Arabic dictionary that traces the origin and the etymology of the Arabic words in a historical

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

Making online interactive maps with Leaflet (Part 1)

If you study or teach humanities and social sciences and are interested in digital tools, you have probably heard of abbreviation: GIS. GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems and refers to data storage, manipulation and management tools that focuses on

Making online interactive maps with Leaflet (Part 1)

If you study or teach humanities and social sciences and are interested in digital tools, you have probably heard of abbreviation: GIS. GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems and refers to data storage, manipulation and management tools that focuses on

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

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

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

Running Windows software on Mac

Many people in universities have a Mac. Yet, the world still for the most part runs on Windows. This can be an issue when you wish to collaborate or make use of certain applications. Here are some pointers to think

Running Windows software on Mac

Many people in universities have a Mac. Yet, the world still for the most part runs on Windows. This can be an issue when you wish to collaborate or make use of certain applications. Here are some pointers to think