American University of Beirut

Digital Humanities Institute - Beirut 2019 from 3 to 5 May at AUB

​​​The Center for Arts and Humanities (AUB), AMICAL ConsortiumOrient 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 from 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." The DHI-B 2019 will build on previous efforts to carry the momentum of DHI-B 2017 in line with the notion of digital capacity building and experience with Digital Humanities research and methods. 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.
A sustained effort to host digital humanities related events has been ongoing since 2013 at AUB, including Digital Humanities@AUB in 2013, various fora and undergraduate and graduate courses offered in the Department of English, Digital Humanities Institute - Beirut 2015Digital Humanities Institute - Beirut 2017, and the Stylometry Workshop in 2018.

Like the digital humanities themselves, DHI-B is designed as a meeting place, between faculty, librarians, students, and technologists. It features hands-on workshops, keynote presentations, panels, lightning talks, and lectures, conceived with a collegial spirit of collaboration in mind. These workshops aim to introduce you to some of the ways that research and teaching are changing in the humanities. Many of the workshops have been suggested by the community themselves. They will be taught by local, regional, and international librarians, technologists, instructors, and scholars.

Before registering, please check the workshop descriptions here.

These courses are not all of the same length. The short courses run over the first day, Friday, 3 May, and the long workshops run over the next two days, Saturday and Sunday 4-5 May. So only one short course and one long course can be taken during the event. To allow us to accommodate all your preferences we are asking you to go ahead and select two choices in order of preference for each type of workshop.

Admission is free to all. 

Other partners that have helped make DHI-B 2019 possible are:

Department of English (AUB)

University Libraries (AUB)

Office of Information Technology (AUB)

Middle East – Topics and Arguments (META)

University of Victoria, Canada

Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo)


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