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Roundtable Discussion: The future of teaching in the Islamicate Digital Humanities, AKU-ISMC, London, May 15-16, 2023

May 15, 2023 - May 16, 2023

From the organizers:

The future of teaching in the Islamicate Digital Humanities: a Round Table Discussion

Over the last decade the field of Digital Humanities (DH) has grown enormously, especially in Islamic Studies. Areas such as historiography, manuscript studies and social and political science have been shaped by this transformation. The need to prepare future scholars to critically engage with digital research and use digital methodologies is felt acutely within various humanistic disciplines.

DH is rapidly becoming a part of the university curriculum and many institutions now organise their own dedicated courses. With much of teaching and research now being through digital means, it is time to reflect on DH teaching within our field. In this roundtable discussion we endeavour to bring together 4 specialists who are presently involved in delivering DH courses to reflect upon their approaches, the challenges, the future of teaching in this rapidly evolving field.

Some examples of discussion points:

  • How should digital humanities be taught? Should there be a focus on methods?
  • How far should we integrate DH into existing courses?
  • The challenges of teaching machine learning
  • Does DH represent a paradigm shift in the field?
  • AI and the future of assessment


May 15, 2023
May 16, 2023
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