Since 2013, the Department of English has spearheaded digital humanities initiatives at AUB.
They feature in selected undergraduate and graduate classes (ENGL 229, ENGL 292/306V, ENGL 306K/346K).
With the sponsorship of the Office of the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Arts and Humanities Initiative (created with a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation), the Prince Walid Ben Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR), and the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) we held two events,we held two events, one in 2013 Digital Humanities workshop @ AUB and another in 2015 the Digital Humanities Institute Beirut.
Two digital projects have been launched from the work done in ENGL courses: Linguistics Landscapes of Beirut and Mapping Beirut Print Culture.
Future initiatives in digital humanities in the Department of English will hopefully embrace its strengths in multilingualism as well as comparative literary and cultural encounters. It is our hope that we will have more installments of the Digital Humanities Institute Beirut.
Contact Dr. David Joseph Wrisley, Associate Professor