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Panel Discussion: Digital Forays: Future Digital Research ON/IN/FROM the Middle East

April 22, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


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. More information. Register.


Organized by the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University. Co-sponsored by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies,  Arab Crossroads NYUAD, NYU Abu Dhabi.


New York University


April 22, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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