Posts tagged with "arabic newspapers"
Muhanna, Elias (ed.). Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies. Boston, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016; Grallert, Till. “Mapping Ottoman Damascus Through News Reports: A Practical Approach.” In Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies. Edited by Elias Muhanna. Boston, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016: 175–98. ↩
Essay published in edited volume ‘Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies’
After more than two years the proceedings of the conference “Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies” including my methodological essay on mapping newspaper discourses on the topography of late Ottoman Damascus have been published under the same title with de Gruyter. Elias Muhanna, who had organised the conference held between October 2013 at Brown University, did a great job as editor of the volume which is now available online and—ironically—in print for the substantial price of € 99.95 / USD 140.1 It comprises essays by Elias Muhanna, Travis Zadeh, Dagmar Riedel, Chip Rosetti, Nadia Yaqub, Maxim Romanov, Alex Bley, José Haro Peralta and Peter Verkinderen, Joel Blecher, Dwight F. Reynolds, and myself.
Majallat al-Muqtabas: one of the most important journals of late Ottoman Bilād al-Shām as open, collaborative, scholarly digital edition
Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application
From analogue documents to electronic texts: Introduction to TEI XML editing in multilingual environments
Context: Digital Humanities Institute - Beirut 2015, AUB, 2-6 March 2015continue reading ...
The puzzle continues II: in addition to al-kabīr and al-ṣaghīr, al-Muqtaṭaf published slightly different editions in Beirut and Kairo
I am just about to fix the references in my thesis, and a possible reason for differences between available copies of al-Muqtaṭaf, which I had briefly mentioned in my first post on the issue of differences between copies of printed periodicals that ought to be similar. As I wrote some eight months later, the scholarly community had just not read al-Muqtaṭaf close enough to discover the existence of a long (kabīr) and short (ṣaghīr) for Volumes 6 to 9, which were most likely targetted at two different markets (the long version at Egypt and Europe and the short one at Beirut, Lebanon, and surrounding areas).continue reading ...
The puzzle continues: al-Muqtaṭaf was printed in two different and unmarked editions
As I noted at the end of last year, Ottoman and Arabic periodicals of the late nineteenth and early twentieh century appeared in different editions. Print-runs differed in spelling, pagination, lay-out, and content. However, I was not aware of the extend of this phenomenon.continue reading ...
The historian’s puzzle: various differences between copies of printed periodicals that ought to be similar
Over the course of the recent days I discovered that contrary to my expectations libraries around the world hold numerous unmarked editions and print-runs of the first series Düstur (tertib-i evvel). Copies vary in pagination,spelling, and content. Yet, neither the people I asked nor the scholarly works citing copies of Düstur, seem to be aware of significant differences between copies of the same volume. In consequence, it isalmost impossible to confirm references found in scholarly literature. Over the past years I had come to consider the many seemingly wrong references in Aristarchi and Young as, well, erroneous references by careless printers, copy-editors, even the translators themselves, but as it stands, they could have just used a different copy.continue reading ...
Project Jaraid: our new chronology of nineteenth-century Arabic periodicals is online
After some time out, I return to this blog to announce yesterday’s publication of my first ever paid-for website and digital humanities project. Called “Project Jarāʾid – A chronology of nineteenth century periodicals in Arabic” the website is hosted by the Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin. Based on a simple analogue table provided by Adam Mestyan and Philip Sadgrove (both nowadays in Oxford), I developed a static HTML page that provides the chronology in tabular form, including information on date of first publication, names of publishers, places of publication, and known holding information. In addition, we provide indexes of persons, organisations, places, and holding institutions, as well as a density map of all periodicals we could trace. As a further experimental feature, we included an index of all languages besides Arabic, such as Ladino, Ottoman, French, English, Spanish, various Arabic colloquiuals etc. The website, we hope, will help all those researchers interested in periodicals als a source for their historical accounts to a) establish possible sources, and b) to locate them for their actual research.continue reading ...