On 9 November 2023, the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) officially launched the Islam West Africa Collection in Berlin. This project, which I’m directing, is a collaborative, open-access digital database that currently contains over 6,000 archival documents, newspaper articles, Islamic publications of various kinds, audio and video recordings, photographs, and references on Islam and Muslims in […]
I’m very grateful to Robert Launay for writing a review of my digital database Islam Burkina Faso Collection in the latest issue of Reviews in Digital Humanities: “The collection is an invaluable research tool for scholars in or outside Burkina Faso, offering access to material that is difficult or impossible to find outside — and
From 27 February to 1 March 2023, I participated in the “HUJI-FUB Digital Humanities Winter School” jointly organised by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and the Freie Universität Berlin in Jerusalem.
In January, I attended the EnExDi Winter School “Les humanités numériques dans les projets de recherche” at the Université de Poitiers (France). Over the course of five days, we learned the basics of digital humanities, both in terms of best practice and methodological considerations. We worked with a range of approaches and techniques, including text
In August 2022, I attended the 12th European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”, hosted by the University of Leipzig and organised by Elisabeth Burr in collaboration with the Forum Digital Humanities Leipzig (FDHL). The two-week intensive programme consisted of 36 hours of workshops, four teaser sessions, six lectures, four project presentations and