8/20/2016 “Syriaca.org: Frameworks for Digital Research in Syriac Studies” @Symposium Syriacum XII, Pontificio Instituto Orientale

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Syriaca.org editor Prof. David A. Michelson will present a paper, “Syriaca.org: Frameworks for Digital Research in Syriac Studies”, at the Symposium Syriacum XII, held at the Pontificio Instituto Orientale in Rome, Italy on August 20, 2016. The abstract for the paper is below:

Syriaca.org is a set of digital tools and reference resources designed to help scholars overcome access and discovery problems which currently impede research on Syriac language, cultures, and history. This paper will introduce the aims and methodology of Syriaca.org, particularly how it is designed to use digital humanities methods, such as Linked Open Data to connect Syriac studies to emerging digital research in other disciplines such as Classical Studies or Museum and Library Science. This paper will discuss as a case study Syriaca.org’s revised digital catalogue of Syriac manuscripts from the British Library. In addition, this presentation will demonstrate a variety of ways that scholars can engage with the resources of Syriaca.org both to further their own research and to collaborate with Syriaca.org.

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