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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

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

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

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

A new year, a new team

This year, The Digital Orientalist will come to life as it never has done before. It will no longer be one man’s blog, but a website run by a team of six people, bringing you new content (almost) every week.

A new year, a new team

This year, The Digital Orientalist will come to life as it never has done before. It will no longer be one man’s blog, but a website run by a team of six people, bringing you new content (almost) every week.

Social Media Manager Needed!

Are you good with social media and do you know a fair few things about Digital Humanities? Or are you eager to learn about those things? Come and join The Digital Orientalist as its dedicated social media manager! You will be volunteering

Social Media Manager Needed!

Are you good with social media and do you know a fair few things about Digital Humanities? Or are you eager to learn about those things? Come and join The Digital Orientalist as its dedicated social media manager! You will be volunteering

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