4 – 5 September 2019: Workshop Manuscripts in the Digital Environment, Leipzig

Workshop Arabic Manuscripts and Collaboration in the Digital Environment, Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig, organized by Boris Liebrenz

The Academy Project Bibliotheca Arabica is honored to host a number of leading specialists in the fields of Islamic manuscript studies, bibliography, and prosopography who focus on different aspects of this large tradition, but share a common devotion to the written heritage of the Islamicate world. Each one represents a project that explores a particular niche in that larger field, be it a certain corpus, a certain regional or sectarian background, or a certain type of source.

Scope:

In practice, we are all confronted with unlimited ambition but limited resources. It is, therefore, desirable not to plough the same ground twice but rather to coordinate our efforts. This workshop aims at exploring how we can manage to benefit from each other’s respective specialized knowledge and at the same time retain distinct profiles. For Bibliotheca Arabica in particular, the workshop is meant to provide an opportunity for learning from the previous experience of our guests and to build our research infrastructure with the utmost compatibility in mind.

It is, thus, highly desirable to come to a common understanding of how and in what format to store the data we collect. Many projects have already developed their own idiosyncratic repositories, some are in the process of doing so, while others are teaming up with larger networks beyond disciplinary boundaries.

The following questions should guide our presentations and discussions: 

  • Which (manuscript or biographical) collections do we / will we work on?
  • What kind of metadata do we collect?
  • How do we normalize names, titles etc.?
  • How could our respective systems exchange data?
  • How can we integrate other project’s data and findings while giving full credit to their creators?
  • How do we deal with the question of sustainability and re-use?

 

Participants:

  • Phasif – Philosophie Arabe et Syriaque en Île-de-France (Dr. Jawdath Jabbour, Ècole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
  • Onomasticon Arabicum (Prof. Christian Müller and Muriel Roiland, CNRS / IRHT, Paris)
  • Kalīla and Dimna - Wisdom Encoded (Prof. Beatrice Gründler, Freie Universität, Berlin)
  • Orient Digital (Christoph Rauch, Director of the Oriental Department, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Astrid Meier (Martin-Luther-University Halle / Saale)
  • Bibliotheca Arabica – Towards a New History of Arabic Literature
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Termine
Internationale Tagung: Kaiser Karl V. und das Heilige Römische Reich 01.10.2019 - 04.10.2019 — Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, Karl-Tauchnitz-Str. 1, 04107 Leipzig
Kolloquium: Aktuelle Herausforderungen des Natur-und Landschaftsschutzes in Sachsen 08.10.2019 14:00 - 17:00 — Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung (IÖR, Saal), 01217 Dresden, Weberplatz 1
Konferenz: Musikwissenschaftliche Vorhaben im 21. Jahrhundert – Chancen und Perspektiven 10.10.2019 - 11.10.2019 — Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 2, 55131 Mainz
Buchpräsentation: Die Fränkische Schweiz. Traditionsreiche touristische Region in einer Karstlandschaft 10.10.2019 18:00 - 20:00 — Bürgerhaus Pottenstein, Malerwinkel 3, 91278 Pottenstein
Akademie-Kolloquium: Clara Schumann – Facetten einer Briefschreiberin 22.11.2019 11:15 - 13:00 — Bach-Archiv Leipzig, Sommersaal, Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109 Leipzig
Internationale Tagung: Jacobi und Kant 28.11.2019 - 30.11.2019 — Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum