Digital Humanities Institute – Beirut 2017
American University of Beirut
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The second iteration of the Digital Humanities Institute – Beirut will take place 10-12 March 2017 the American University of Beirut. The primary sponsor of DHI-B 2017 is the AUB Center for Arts and Humanities. The event aims to foster a culture of openness in teaching and research and in the digital humanities, as well as to encourage growth of communities of practice, by providing digital humanities training with a regional focus. It is founded on the principles of co-learning and co-teaching among a community of faculty, librarians and instructional design staff.
A sustained effort to host digital humanities related events has been made since 2013 at AUB, including Digital Humanities@AUB in 2013, various fora and undergraduate and graduate courses offered in the Department of English and in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science, the Digital Humanities Institute Beirut 2015 and the Faculty Learning Community in Digital Humanities. We hope the second iteration will build upon progress made in both research and community building in Lebanon, extending outward to Egypt, the UAE and the 27 members of the AMICAL consortium. A generous grant from AMICAL will allow selected members of the consortium to attend the event.