Digital Humanities Institute – Beirut 2019
American University of Beirut


Theme: Consolidating Local, Regional, International and Consortial Collaborations in Digital Humanities Communities
Location: American University of Beirut
Date: May 3-5, 2019

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 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 our previous efforts to carry the momentum of DHI-B 2017 in line with our 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 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.

A number of valued partners have helped make DHI-B 2019 possible.


The Digital Humanities and Open, Social Scholarship – Ray Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada)

“Digital Dust of the Arabic Past”: Corpus-Based Research in Arabic & Islamic Studies –  Maxim Romanov (University of Vienna)


Rana Al Gazzi (AUB, IT), Rayane Fayed (AUB, IT), Till Grallert (OIB), Najla Jarkas (AUB, English), Elie Kahale (AUB, University Libraries), and Maya Sfeir (AUB, English)


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