Historical Storytelling with Twine

In the classroom environment, it can be difficult to create engaging materials that allow students to learn about the multi-causal nature of historical events and the difficulty with which historical decisions were made. Recently, I have been experimenting with Twine

Historical Storytelling with Twine

In the classroom environment, it can be difficult to create engaging materials that allow students to learn about the multi-causal nature of historical events and the difficulty with which historical decisions were made. Recently, I have been experimenting with Twine

The Schedule of the Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference 2019, #DOsTC

Today, I have the pleasure to announce the schedule of the Digital Orientalist’s Digital Orientalism Twitter Conference (#DOsTC) which will take place on June 1st, 2019. All times are given in Universal Coordinated Time +1 (UTC+1, alternatively known as British

The Schedule of the Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference 2019, #DOsTC

Today, I have the pleasure to announce the schedule of the Digital Orientalist’s Digital Orientalism Twitter Conference (#DOsTC) which will take place on June 1st, 2019. All times are given in Universal Coordinated Time +1 (UTC+1, alternatively known as British

The Outlook for ADLaM

Back in the 1980’s, as the story goes, two Fulani brothers growing up in Guinea took it upon themselves to invent a script that they called “ADLaM”:  “Alkule Dandayɗe Leñol Mulugol”, or “The Alphabet that protects the peoples from vanishing”.1

The Outlook for ADLaM

Back in the 1980’s, as the story goes, two Fulani brothers growing up in Guinea took it upon themselves to invent a script that they called “ADLaM”:  “Alkule Dandayɗe Leñol Mulugol”, or “The Alphabet that protects the peoples from vanishing”.1

Creating a “Launcher” Extension for Google Chrome

Users of Google Chrome have long been able to customize their browsing experiences by installing extensions; small pieces of software that ‘enable users to tailor Chrome functionality and behaviour to individual needs or preferences’ (Google). Extensions are written in HTML,

Creating a “Launcher” Extension for Google Chrome

Users of Google Chrome have long been able to customize their browsing experiences by installing extensions; small pieces of software that ‘enable users to tailor Chrome functionality and behaviour to individual needs or preferences’ (Google). Extensions are written in HTML,

Minding Mende

A fair amount of source material in the Kikakui script of the Mende language of Sierra Leone has just been made available for viewing, transcription, and annotation here.  These are notebooks of a goldsmith who wrote in them during the

Minding Mende

A fair amount of source material in the Kikakui script of the Mende language of Sierra Leone has just been made available for viewing, transcription, and annotation here.  These are notebooks of a goldsmith who wrote in them during the

Japanese Text Segmentation and Analysis with Web ChaMame

In recent years, numerous pieces of open-source software for the segmentation and morphological analysis of Japanese text have been developed including Kuromoji, Nagisa, and KyTea. Although useful for modern Japanese, few of these platforms can deal with historical texts. For example,

Japanese Text Segmentation and Analysis with Web ChaMame

In recent years, numerous pieces of open-source software for the segmentation and morphological analysis of Japanese text have been developed including Kuromoji, Nagisa, and KyTea. Although useful for modern Japanese, few of these platforms can deal with historical texts. For example,

A close look at N’ko

One of the more curious African scripts around is one that I was introduced to by Joe Lauer, a librarian at Michigan State University.  In 2001, an article of his was published in the Mande Studies Journal called “A transliteration

A close look at N’ko

One of the more curious African scripts around is one that I was introduced to by Joe Lauer, a librarian at Michigan State University.  In 2001, an article of his was published in the Mande Studies Journal called “A transliteration