Open Arabic Periodical Editions

A framework for open, collaborative, and scholarly digital editions of early Arabic periodicals

I am building the first corpus of digital scholarly editions of early Arabic periodicals worldwide with my project “Open Arabic Periodical Editions” ([OpenArabicPE]{custom-style=”Abbreviation”}) since 2015 and with the support of interns, students, and volunteers. [OpenArabicPE]{custom-style=”Abbreviation”} provides a framework for bootstrapping open, collaborative, and sustainable editions of textual cultural heritage with the affordances of the Global South. Editions, tools, and workflows are openly available online for unrestrained re-use. The resulting, [TEI]{custom-style=”Abbreviation”}-encoded, corpus currently comprises 6 periodicals from Baghdad, Beirut, Cairo, and Damascus with 630 issues and c.7 million words.

Caption photos easily. On the left, a road goes through a tunnel. Middle, leaves artistically fall in a hipster photoshoot. Right, in another hipster photoshoot, a lumberjack grasps a handful of pine needles.
This image can also have a caption. It's like magic.

You can also put regular text between your rows of images. Say you wanted to write a little bit about your project before you posted the rest of the images. You describe how you toiled, sweated, bled for your project, and then… you reveal its glory in the next row of images.

You can also have artistically styled 2/3 + 1/3 images, like these.

The code is simple. Just wrap your images with <div class="col-sm"> and place them inside <div class="row"> (read more about the Bootstrap Grid system). To make images responsive, add img-fluid class to each; for rounded corners and shadows use rounded and z-depth-1 classes. Here’s the code for the last row of images above:

<div class="row justify-content-sm-center">
    <div class="col-sm-8 mt-3 mt-md-0">
        {% include figure.html path="assets/img/6.jpg" title="example image" class="img-fluid rounded z-depth-1" %}
    <div class="col-sm-4 mt-3 mt-md-0">
        {% include figure.html path="assets/img/11.jpg" title="example image" class="img-fluid rounded z-depth-1" %}