[globaloutlookDH-l] Fwd: [Humanist] 27.712 Digital Humanities Israel

Alex Gil colibri.alex at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 07:26:11 MST 2014


[Apologies for cross-posting]

FYI, in case you hadn't seen it. A new group has formed in Israel to
promote digital humanities.

Best,
A.

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Date: Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 5:56 AM
Subject: [Humanist] 27.712 Digital Humanities Israel
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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 712.
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        Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:08:07 +0000
        From: Sinai Rusinek <Sinair at vanleer.org.il>
        Subject: Digital Humanities Israel


Dear all,

Having been (somewhat enviously) following this list for quite some time
now, I am delighted to finally make a happy announcement, introduce
DHIsrael<http://www.thedigin.org/en/> to the members of this list, and tell
you a little about our past and present activity.

During 2013, a Digital Humanities initiative supported by seed money from
the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, worked to expose the field to Israeli
audiences and to connect the people interested in various aspects of DH
with each other and with scholars from abroad. With additional sponsorship
and help from the National Library, the School of Philosophy and Religions
at the Hebrew University and the Science, Technology and Society department
at Bar-Ilan university, we organized four events: a conference on Hebrew
Manuscripts in the Digital Age<
http://www.thedigin.org/2013/04/25/%D7%9B%D7%AA%D7%91-%D7%94%D7%99%D7%93-%D7%94%D7%A2%D7%91%D7%A8%D7%99-%D7%91%D7%A2%D7%99%D7%93%D7%9F-%D7%94%D7%93%D7%99%D7%92%D7%99%D7%98%D7%9C%D7%99/>
(in Hebrew), a workshop on Text and Textuality in the Digital Age<
http://www.thedigin.org/workshop-program-text-and-textuality-in-the-digital-age/>,
a conference and workshop titled "Scholarly use of Web archives - Studying
Israeli Politics on the Web<http
 ://
www.thedigin.org/scholarly-use-of-web-archives-studying-israeli-politics-on-the-web/>",
and a workshop on the use of Computer Technology in the Study of Historical
Networks<http://www.thedigin.org/historical_networks/>. The talks from the
two latter events are in English and available online.

A community of interest that started to form in these meetings grew quickly
with the help of our Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/groups/DHIsrael/>
and Meet-up<
http://www.meetup.com/Digital-Humanities-Israel/events/155930622/> groups,
and in the end of 2013 we established the DHIsrael association. Starting
January 2014 DHIsrael holds a monthly event that will be dedicated to
certain theme or subfield of the digital humanities, each taking place in a
different location. In addition, the first THATcamp<
http://haifa2014.thatcamp.org/> in the area, also named the Ben-Yehuda
Hackathon<http://haifa2014.thatcamp.org/>, will take place next month in
Haifa.

As a DH community, we may be late bloomers, still devoid of funding sources
and still struggling with the challenges of Right-to-Left scripts, but the
near future looks promising for DH in Israel and around it.  In the
meantime, we will be happy to meet any Digital Humanists who happen to drop
by - please contact us if you plan to be here!
Happy 2014 from Jerusalem,
Sinai

Sinai Rusinek
Polonsky post-doctoral fellow
Van Leer Jerusalem Institute<
http://www.vanleer.org.il/eng/content.asp?Id=913>
Editor
Contributions to the History of Concepts http://www.historyofconcepts.org/
The DigIn Initative
http://www.thedigin.org/



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