Category Archives: Using Real Paper

Among Digitized Manuscripts: A Book

For years, I have explored digitized manuscripts on this website. It left me prepared, three years ago, to embark on a more ambitious investigation into what digitized manuscripts are and what we can do with them. This has now resulted in

Among Digitized Manuscripts: A Book

For years, I have explored digitized manuscripts on this website. It left me prepared, three years ago, to embark on a more ambitious investigation into what digitized manuscripts are and what we can do with them. This has now resulted in

Why I still choose to publish in print

I am an advocate for digital solutions. This is kind of an obvious statement for those who have been following The Digital Orientalist. I love the digital aspect of our work in those early and middle stages of research: data

Why I still choose to publish in print

I am an advocate for digital solutions. This is kind of an obvious statement for those who have been following The Digital Orientalist. I love the digital aspect of our work in those early and middle stages of research: data

On books and electricity

This guest-post comes from Louise Gallorini (American University of Beirut) and reflects on the value of holding an actual, physical, paper book in your hands. Digitization is not always the solution, as Louise reminds us! You can visit her English

On books and electricity

This guest-post comes from Louise Gallorini (American University of Beirut) and reflects on the value of holding an actual, physical, paper book in your hands. Digitization is not always the solution, as Louise reminds us! You can visit her English

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

Explaining the cover of my new book

In before centuries, it was common for a book to have a lavishly illustrated cover which, through signs and symbols, told the prospective reader what the book is about. For my new book, The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy

Explaining the cover of my new book

In before centuries, it was common for a book to have a lavishly illustrated cover which, through signs and symbols, told the prospective reader what the book is about. For my new book, The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy

Creating a digital catalogue for a small collection

I am creating a digital catalogue for Rudolf Geyer’s heritage. On this, I have a long read (and long look) for a lazy summer day over at Medium. About it, too, I have here a short description of the technical aspects

Creating a digital catalogue for a small collection

I am creating a digital catalogue for Rudolf Geyer’s heritage. On this, I have a long read (and long look) for a lazy summer day over at Medium. About it, too, I have here a short description of the technical aspects

Brill Publishers to offer print on demand

Brill has announced it will offer print-on-demand paperbacks for those books that you can access digitally through your institution. In this post I will offer some comments on this news. See here for more information: http://www.brill.com/products/books/brill-mybook Of course this is great

Brill Publishers to offer print on demand

Brill has announced it will offer print-on-demand paperbacks for those books that you can access digitally through your institution. In this post I will offer some comments on this news. See here for more information: http://www.brill.com/products/books/brill-mybook Of course this is great