Digital Forays in Middle Eastern Studies // A year-long series 2020-2021:
This year-long series starts from a simple premise: What does it look like to think, engage, and do research in this digital age? This is not a call for researchers to simply produce digital outputs - but we live in an ever-increasingly digital world. In order to better activate our scholarship, and to grasp the terrain in which our research questions unfold, we must reimagine our methods, modes of collaboration, and how to participate in a quickly changing digital landscape. See full series overview
DIGITAL FORAYS: FUTURE DIGITAL RESEARCH ON/IN/FROM THE MIDDLE EAST
April 22, 2021 / 12:30-2:30 PM (NYC/EST Time) / Zoom signup
What is the state of digital scholarly research on/in/from the Middle East? What challenges and opportunities fill our present - and what will the next 5-10 years of digital research on the Middle East look like? This roundtable event will examine the present in order to look forward to digital scholarship yet to come. Some motivating questions
How to speak of the difference between digital work produced within the region, rather than about it? What challenges/opportunities are facing graduate students/junior faculty as they try to imagine, conceive, and realize digital projects on/in/from the region? A backbone of digital projects are infrastructures of collaboration. How are projects being developed beyond disciplines, beyond the university, and even national boundaries? Universities’ acceptance of digital scholarship in the humanities (and social science) is uneven. What work is being done to address the scope of supporting larger projects, academic units, and ways of producing individual scholarship? How does this relate to the perils & promise of funding? How can we think beyond the University as the gatekeeper, or walls, where digital scholarship is fostered, produced, and made accessible?
Join the Kevorkian Center with Akram Khater, Marina Rustow, David Joseph Wrisley and Farès el-Dahdah on April 22, 2021 at 12:30 pm (EST) to think through these questions and discuss together issues of platforms and publics. To register please follow the link here or copy and paste the link to your browser: bit.ly/NYUKevoDF422