DS Events at the Institute


September 10, 2:00 pm: Digital Scholarship @IAS and NJ Digital Humanities Consortium, HathiTrust Research Center Tools and Services, Ryan Dubnicek, Digital Humanities Specialist, HathiTrust Research Center. Webinar organized by Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative. 

October 28, 12:00 noon: Joint Near Eastern Studies and Digital Scholarship Conversations @IAS Lecture, Hidden gem of a bygone era: A polythematic work from a Rasulid era, Kinga Dévényi (Corvinus University of Budapest, and The Oriental Collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences). The Oriental Collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is home to a great variety of manuscripts, and early printed books. Its holdings range from one of the largest collection of Tibetan manuscripts and blockprints in Europe, through a complete series of books in Ottoman Turkish printed in the first half of the 18th century by the Müteferrika Press in Istanbul, to the Kaufmann collection, one of the most well-known libraries of Hebrew manuscripts, early printed books and genizah fragments.
After a brief overview of the history of the Oriental Collection, the lecture demonstrates the use of digital humanities through the example of an undated manuscript of a polythematic work from the Rasulid era, the Unwan al-sharaf of Ibn al-Muqri’ (d. 837/1433). For the recording of this event click here.

November 12, 12:30 pm: Workshop: Overleaf. Would you like to learn some simple and easy tips to make your research, publication, or collaboration work easier? Do you have any questions about Overleaf that you’ve always wanted to ask? The workshop will cover: Platform basic, templates, language support, collaboration, tables\symbols, overview of all the integrations Overleaf offers and time for Q&A. 

December 4, 12-1:30 pm: The Book and the Silk Roads: Corralling Data in the Digital Workspace. Speakers: Suzanne Akbari, Professor of Medieval Studies, IAS • Rachel Di Cresce, Project Librarian, The Book and the Silk Roads • Jessica Lockhart, Director of Research, The Book and the Silk Roads • J. D. Sargan, Leverhulme Research Fellow, Old Books, New Science Lab

“The Book and the Silk Roads” project seeks to build and support a growing international network of scholars, curators, conservators, and scientists exploring significant developments in writing technologies within a range of contexts, focusing particularly on examples of convergent evolution and interchange across the pre-modern world, from East Asia to Mesoamerica. In our presentation we will address how we have handled the technical challenge underlying this research agenda: how to bring different sets of heterogeneous data together in a user-friendly way, while making use of standardized data sharing frameworks to ensure it is open and reusable both across and outside of our tools. Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.