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The University Libraries take part in the Digital Humanities Institute- Beirut 2019

​The AUB University Libraries (UL) are glad to be a part of the upcoming Digital Humanities Institute - Beirut 2019 (DHIB2019) by being in the organizing committee, namely Elie Kahale, the UL’s Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarship, and by participating as speakers. 

Consolidating Local, Regional, International, and Consortial Collaborations in Digital Humanities Communities #DHIB2019

Location: American University of Beirut
Date: May 3-5, 2019

The following UL staff members will be presenting during the event: 

  • Youssef Doughan, Digital Imaging Specialist: Digitization of Still Images
  • Albert Haddad, Research and Instruction Services Librarian: WikiAuthor
  • Elie Abu Haydar, Senior Library Applications Developer: Slippy Maps and Spatial Data 
  • Dalal Rahme, Data Services Librarian: Introduction to Social Network Analysis in the Digital Humanities
  • Nabila Shehabeddine, Head of Reference and Instruction Services: Zotero  
  • Hicham Zahnan, Web Applications Developer: Introduction to Building a Website Using Drupal   

About DHIB2019

The Center for Arts and Humanities (AUB), AMICAL Consortium, Orient Institut Beirut (OIB), The Department of English (AUB), University Libraries (AUB) and the Office of Information Technology (AUB) are happy to host the third iteration of the Digital Humanities Institute – Beirut (DHI-B 2019), that will take place 3-5 May, 2019 at the American University of Beirut.
This year, DHI-B's theme revolves around "Consolidating Local, Regional, International, and Consortial Collaborations in Digital Humanities Communities." This third iteration of the Digital Humanities Institute – Beirut will build upon progress made in both research and community building in Lebanon, extending outward to Egypt, the UAE, Canada, the USA, and members of the AMICAL Consortium. The event aims to consolidate on all previous efforts to create a culture of collaboration and openness in research and pedagogy in the Digital Humanities, as well as to encourage growth of communities of practice, by providing Digital Humanities training with a regional and international focus.  It is founded on the principles of co-learning and co-teaching of a community of faculty, students, librarians, technologists, and instructional design staff. More about DHIB2019 here

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