OpenGulf: Toward a Post-National Digital History (Zoom)
DIGITAL HUMANITIES INITIATIVE TALK SERIES
OpenGulf: Toward a Post-National Digital History
Speakers: Professor Nora Barakat, Department of History, Stanford University, and Professor David Wrisley, Department of Digital Humanities, New York University Abu Dhabi
Date: Monday, 24 October 2022 Time: 12:00PM (HKT)
Online via Zoom
Medium of Instruction: English
This lecture will discuss transnational research collaboration on the interconnected histories of the Arabian Peninsula, the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean Rim. Professor Barakat and Professor Wrisley argue that a multilingual, multi-archive approach is necessary to construct a future of historical inquiry for the region and that it is the digital which allows researchers to bring those histories into explicit dialogue. The talk will also feature examples of handwritten text recognition (HTR), mapping and textual analysis.