Friday 11 November 2016, 12:00 – 13:00, Arabic Digital Humanities Talk, D106 Levine Science Research Center

Of Graphs, Maps, and 30,000 Muslims: Premodern Arabic Texts & the Digital Humanities

Maxim Romanov (University of Leipzig)

Supported by Franklin Humanities Institute – Digital Humanities Initiative – Visualization Friday Forum

Website: Visualization Friday Forum


Saturday 12 November 2016, Jara’id 2.0 Workshop, Rubenstein Library, 249

Supported by Duke History Department, Duke University Library, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Department, Center for International and Global Studies, Religions & Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke, and Adam Mestyan

9.00-9.15 Arrival & Welcome

9.15 – 9.30 Introduction

9.30-11.00 End-users and data extension

11.00-11.15 Coffee&Tea

11.15-12.15 Technical possibilities, challenges, and expenses

12.15-13.00 Legal questions (and again technical ones)

13.00 – 14.00 Sandwich lunch & discussion


 14 November Monday, 10:00-12:00, Graduate Seminar, Rubenstein, 249:

Using Arabic periodicals in historical research

Supported by Duke Islamic Studies Center

Participants: Hala Auji (AUB), Omar Cheta (Bard), Mona Hassan (Duke), Ellen McLarney (Duke), Adam Mestyan (Duke), and seven Duke and UNC graduate Arabist students


14 November, 12:00-13:30, Book talk, Rubenstein, 249:

Printing Arab Modernity (Leiden: Brill, 2016)

Hala Auji (American University of Beirut)

Supported by Duke University Library and Duke Middle East Center