Special Lecture - Maxim Romanov, University of Leipzig
None of these questions can be answered convincingly with traditional methods of historical inquiry. A computational approach of tracing text reuse in large corpora that fuels Viral Texts Project ( http://viraltexts.org/ @ Northeasern University) offers a new perspective that will revolutionize the way how the scholars view not only the Arabic historiography, but the entire Arabic written tradition. Using this approach that combines computational algorithms for tracing similarities among texts with the use of high-power computing, the presentation will address three large sets of questions: 1) about the Arabic written tradition and the place of al-Ḏahabī’s “History” in it; 2) his method of writing/compilation; and 3) his work as a historian.
|School of Social Work Building
|Lecture / Discussion
|History, Information and Technology, Middle East Studies
|Happening @ Michigan from Department of Middle East Studies, Institute for the Humanities, International Institute, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, Global Islamic Studies Center
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