2. The DH Training Workshop: Digital Methods for Linguistic Investigation will take place November 13-15, 2019 at Freie Universität Berlin.
The event is organized by Simona Olivieri, Humboldt Research Fellow at Seminar für Semitistik und Arabistik, Freie Universität Berlin, with the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The workshop will bring together 20 trainees together with experts to share experiences, methods and techniques for the creation, management and use of linguistic data.
Our aim is to present a sketch of different methodologies for the digital treatment of languages and linguistic information, and to give an overall view of the benefits of applying digital methods to investigate humanities research questions.
Ideal trainees will be students, PhD students and postdocs from linguistic disciplines interested in digital treatment of languages, e-lexicography and creation of digital resources.
The training will focus on standards-compliant representations of texts in digital form, and sessions will be organized in hands-on slots on data modeling and managing.
Main instructors will be Laurent Romary (Directeur de Recherche, Inria, Team ALMAnaCH, France), Toma Tasovac, (Director of the Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities (BCDH)/Director of DARIAH-EU), and Giuliano Lancioni (Roma Tre University).
The workshop will also feature public lectures to present Digital Humanities projects on Arabic and Syriac. Keynote lectures will be given by Simona Olivieri (FU Berlin) and Giuliano Lancioni (Roma Tre University), Karlheinz Mörth (Director of the Austrian Center for Digital Humanities – Austrian Academy of Sciences), and George Kiraz (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton / Beth Mardutho).
Applicants should submit their bio and a short proposal presenting their background and interest in the field. The description of a concrete project involving linguistic data that they would like to work on during the training sessions will also be considered in the selection. All documents should be sent as a single PDF-file attachment labelled as “Last Name_DHWorkshopFU.pdf” to Dr. Simona Olivieri email@example.com by July 15, 2019.
Attendees will be required to bring their laptops and sample data to the training sessions, so to be able to work on the application of the methodologies presented by the instructors.
Participation is free of charge.
May 15, 2019 First call for participation
June 24, 2019 Second call for participation
July 15, 2019 Deadline call for participation
July 28, 2019 Notification of acceptance
November 13-15, 2019 Workshop dates
Further inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more at FUB website
3. Call for Abstracts
Initiative on Islam and Medicine’s Islamic Bioethics Symposium October 18-20, 2019
Fifth Islam and Bioethics International Conference
University of Chicago, USA October 21, 2019
The Initiative on Islam and Medicine’s Islamic Bioethics Symposium set to take place in conjunction with the fifth Islam and Bioethics International Conference (following Haifa University 2001, Penn State University 2006, Ankara Turkey 2010, and Coimbra Portugal 2015) will take place on October 21, 2019 at the University of Chicago. This one-day symposium will focus on the normative and ethical dimensions of mental, reproductive and sexual health. Organized and chaired by Prof. Aasim Padela MD MSc this symposium dovetails with a landmark three-day conference focused on Muslim health disparities, “Advancing Muslim American Health Priorities [A-MAP].”
Scholars of various disciplines (medicine, Islamic studies, natural sciences, law, history, sociology, philosophy, etc.) are invited to participate in both the Islamic Bioethics Symposium and A-MAP. The symposium language is English.
Suggested Islamic Bioethics Abstract Topics
Normative issues related to Muslim Mental, Reproductive and Sexual Health, as well as papers on the field of bioethics in general.
Abstract submission deadline is June 15th, 2019.
To submit your abstract, please use the link below and follow the instructions:
Notification of acceptance: on or around June 30th, 2019.
– Full participation (A-MAP and Islamic Bioethics Symposium – October 18-21, 2019)
|Physicians||Other Professionals||Trainees and Students|
– One day participation (1-day A-MAP or Islamic Bioethics Symposium)
|Physicians||Other Professionals||Trainees and Students|
The registration fee includes:
- Conference booklet and name badge
- Access to all sessions
- Daily Lunch
- Daily Coffee breaks
- A token of appreciation
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago – Lake Shore
4900A S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60615
Rate is $160 per night when you mention “University of Chicago Guest” at booking
Other nearby hotels can be found at: http://voices.uchicago.edu/islamandmedicine/amap/
For additional information please consult:
Stephen Hall – Initiative on Islam and Medicine
Prof. Vardit Rispler-Chaim, Co-organizer of the 5th Islam and Bioethics International Conference, email@example.com
5. “vHMML offers resources and tools for the study of manuscripts and currently features manuscript cultures from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. The site houses high-resolution images of manuscripts, many of them digitized as part of HMML’s global mission to preserve and share important, endangered, and inaccessible manuscript collections through digital photography, archiving, and cataloging. It also contains descriptions of manuscripts from HMML’s legacy microfilm collection, with scans of some of these films…
Virtual HMML [vHMML] Reading Room, the digital library of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, has thousands of Islamic manuscript records, with 400,000 West African Islamic manuscript images and metadata coming from Timbuktu, Mali in the coming years.
The vHMML platform also includes a component called School, a resource for teaching Arabic paleography from the 9th to 20th centuries, using Christian Arabic manuscripts from Sinai and HMML’s collections.
5. British Library: Digital Access to Persian Manuscripts
(Click here (https://blogs.bl.uk/asian-and-african/persian.html#fragment_name) to go straight to a list of all manuscripts digitised so far)
From the pocket miscellany (Add.MS.27261), with its exquisite miniature illuminations, compiled in 1410-11 for Timur’s grandson Sultan Jalal al-Din Iskandar, ruler of Fars, to unique historical documents and literary manuscripts, the Persian Manuscripts collection at the British Library is one of the most significant collections in the world in both size and importance. Consisting of over 11,000 works in almost as many volumes, it combines the two world-class collections of the British Museum and the India Office Library. These manuscripts originate from the whole of the Persianate world, in particular Iran, Central Asia and India and range in time from the 12th century to recent years, representing most of the traditional fields of humanities and religious studies. Many of the Persian manuscripts are copies of rare texts, with examples of some of the finest illustrated Mughal, Timurid and Safavid paintings.
6. ‘Beyond ‘Sectarianism’? Towards an Alternative Understanding of Identity Politics and Communal Antagonism’.
24-25 October 2019
Woolf Institute, University of Cambridge
Enquiries to Dr Emanuelle Degli Esposti: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Cambridge invites applications for a two-day interdisciplinary workshop to be held at the Woolf Institute as part of the British Academy-funded project “Beyond ‘Sectarianism?’”. Despite its prevalence in the academy and the public sphere, the term “sectarianism”, with its problematic normative and empirical assumptions, cannot do justice to the nuances and intricacies of individual and collective forms of subjectivity and belonging in the contemporary global age.
This two-day workshop on 24,25th October will bring together scholars working on issues of individual and group identity in order to work towards building a common conceptual and theoretical tool kit for the study of intra-communal antagonism.
Papers are welcomed from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including those that focus on the conceptual, epistemological, ontological, and ethical implications of the term “sectarianism”. For more information and see the attachment or access from here.
Please submit abstracts of up to 350 words, plus a short bio (max 150 words) detailing author name, institutional affiliation, and contact information, to Dr Emanuelle Degli Esposti at the Centre of Islamic Studies (mailto:email@example.com) by 30 June 2019.
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