Co-teaching workshop, “Humanities Data in Mapping Environments” European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture and Technology”, Leipzig, Germany, 3-13 August 2021.
Co-teaching workshop, “Introduction to Computation for Literary Studies” (with R. El Khatib), Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Canada, 1-5 June 2021.
“‘The Book Everyone Uses, But No One Reads’: Phone Directories for Digital Urban History of Abu Dhabi (1970-2000)“, Middle East Studies Association, Washington, DC, October 2020.
Panelist on the Conversation, “Digital Forays: First Directions of Digital Components to Research“, Middle East Studies Association, Washington, DC, October 2020.
Invited lecture ““Localiser l’histoire de l’édition à Beyrouth: bilan et perspectives.” Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, October 2020.
“Christine de Pisan through Story Maps” Medieval Academy of America / CARA Webinar for Online Teaching and Learning for Medievalists, July 2020.
“Exploring the Geographies of Froissart’s Chroniques“, paper for 66th Society of French Historical Studies Meeting, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 7-10 July 2020.
Co-organized (with Kasra Ghorbaninejad), RTL (Right to Left), a workshop on the digital humanities and RTL language cultures, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Canada, 7 June 2020.
“10 Weeks by 10 Hours: Balancing Project-Based Work and Undergraduate Research Experience” paper for Workshop on Project Management in Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Canada, 6 June 2020.
Attending Transkribus User Conference 2020, Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents Project, Innsbruck, Austria, 6-7 February 2020.
Organizer (with Beth Russell) “International and Interdisciplinary: Collaborations in DH Research” 4 February 2020, NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, New York.
Co-organizer, Winter Institute in Digital Humanities (with Beth Russell), NYU Abu Dhabi, 19-22 January 2020.
Presenting “Open Gulf and Global Asia” (with Nora Barakat) at Port City Environments in Global Asia: Luce Abu Dhabi Gathering, NYU Abu Dhabi, 15 January 2020.
Speaker, “Open, Digital Scholarship and Trust” at Knowledge Creation in the 21st Century: Approaches to Open, Digital Scholarship (CAPOS 2019), University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, 6-7 December 2019.
Speaker (and panel organizer), “Open Gulf: Collating the Imperial Knowledge of Historical Gazetteers of Arabia” on panel “Gazetteers for Digital Geographic Research on the Historical Middle East” Middle East Studies Association meeting, New Orleans, 14-17 November 2019.
“Automated Alignment of Medieval Text Versions based on Word Embeddings” (with Christofer Meinecke and Stefan Jänicke) LEipzig symposium on Visualization In Applications (LEVIA), Leipzig, Germany, 14-15 November 2019.
“Digital Humanities Practices and Archive Appraisal in the Contemporary Arab World” (paper with Brad Bauer), Digital Archives in the Arab World, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi / National Archives, 27-28 October 2019.
Speaker, “Beyond the Database: Using Digital Analysis for Tracing 17th c. European uses of Qur’an” EuQu kick-off conference, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Naples, Italy, 16 October 2019.
Speaker (and co-convener) “Accessing Global Shakespeare Through Re-Translation”, Global Shakespeare and Digital Humanities conference, NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, 7-9 October 2019.
Co-offering workshop (with R. El Khatib), “Humanities Data and Mapping Environments”, European Summer University for Digital Humanities 23 July-2 August 2019.
“Mapping English in Contact in the Contemporary Middle East” paper for digital humanities panel “Space, Pattern and Scale: Digital Investigations” International Association of University Professors of English, Poznan, Poland, 21 July 2019.
“Using Visualization to Understand the Complex Spatiality of Mappae Mundi” (long paper with Martin Reckziegel, Taylor Hixson and Stefan Jänicke) Association of Digital Humanities Organizations DH2019 Proceedings, Utrecht, NL, 9-12 July 2019.
“Active Learning from Scratch in Diverse Humanities Textual Domains: Optimizing Annotation Efficiency for Language-Agnostic NER” (long paper with Alex Erdmann and Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel) Association of Digital Humanities Organizations DH2019 Proceedings, Utrecht, NL, 9-12 July 2019.
Co-offering workshops (with G. Riva) at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds (1214 & 1314) “Medieval Vernacular Corpora and Digital Textual Analysis, I: Text Creation & II: Text Analysis” 3 July 2019.
Co-offering workshop “Introduction to Computation for Literary Criticism” (with R. El Khatib), Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Canada, 3-7 June 2019.
Offering workshop “Quantified Self” at Digital Humanities Institute Beirut 2019, Beirut, Lebanon, 3-4 May 2019.
“Making/Thinking with Information” keynote for the Information Literacy Network Spring Symposium: Education, Impact, Reflection, Abu Dhabi, 24 April 2019.
“Co-Occurrence Networks of Place in Literary Corpora” Workshop on the Frontiers of Network Science, NYU Abu Dhabi, 8 April 2019.
“Revisiting Caxtonian Style,” paper for the “New Technologies and Renaissance Studies IV: Digital Textual Studies” panel, Renaissance Society of America (RSA), Toronto, Canada, 17-19 March 2019.
“Enacting Open Scholarship Within Transnational Contexts” paper and “HSS Infrastructures for Open Knowledge and Data Science?” panel at the INKE Winter Gathering, Victoria, Canada, 16 January 2019.
Attending Linked Pasts IV: Inside the LOD Cloud, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany, 11-13 December 2018.
“HPC and Digital Scholarship in the Humanities,” High Performance Computing (HPC) for Graduate Research, American University of Beirut, 16 November 2018.
“Cartographier la poésie des troubadours: modélisation, visualisation, interprétation” Workshop AcTo, Centre interrégional du développement de l’occitan, Béziers, France, 15-16 November 2018.
“Pre-Visualization” at “Vis4DH <=> DH4Vis” workshop at IEEE Vis, Berlin, Germany 21-22 October 2018.
Opening keynote “Recasting the Can(n)ons: Towards a New Generation of Computational Medieval French“, at The Medieval Canon in the Digital Age, Ghent University, Belgium, 17-18 September 2018.
Co-leading workshop “Humanities Data and Mapping Environments” (with R. El Khatib), European Summer University of Digital Humanities, Leipzig, Germany, 17-27 July 2018.
“Mapping Lorimer: Using Digital Methods to Explore the Discursive Construction of Gulf Space, societies and cultures/economies” with (N. Barakat, E. Fakhro, N. Fuccaro), Beyond Oil, Sheikhs and Security: Plotting New Trajectories in Gulf Studies, Exeter Centre for Gulf Studies, UK, 2-3 July 2018.
Co-leading workshop “Semi-automated Alignment of Text Versions with iTeal” (with S. Jänicke), DH2018, Mexico City, Mexico, June 2018.
“On Alignment of Medieval Poetry,” (with S. Jänicke) long paper for DH2018, Mexico City, Mexico, 26-29 June 2018.
“‘Moon’: A Spatial Analysis of the Gumar Corpus of Gulf Arabic Internet Fiction” (with Hind Saddiki) poster for DH2018, Mexico City, Mexico, 26-29 June 2018.
Participating “Open Access and Open Social Scholarship” at Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Victoria, BC 11-15 June 2018.
Co-organizing (with Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel), “Exploring the Geographic Information of Literature and Art History,” a spatial humanities workshop, NYU PSL Global Alliance Partnership, Ecole normale supérieure / NYU Paris, 4-8 June 2018.
Co-presenting Digital tools for teaching, writing, and research: Building capacity in the Digital Humanities (AMICAL 2018), American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 4-5 May 2018.
Presenting at Text Analysis Using Stylometry, AUB, Beirut, Lebanon, 24-25 April 2018.
“Mapping the Geographic Information of the Corpus” at Mapping the Text 2018, New York University, New York 21 April 2018.
Co-led workshop (with Gimena del Rio Riande and Gustavo Riva) Técnicas para la creación, enriquecimiento y análisis de textos digitales: Una introducción al proyecto Open Medieval French (OpenMedFr) [Creating, Enriching and Analyzing Digital Texts: Introducing the OpenMedFr Project], NYU Buenos Aires, 22-23 March 2018.
“Electronic Literature in the Context of Digital Humanities” lecture at Arabic Electronic Literature: New Horizons, Global Perspectives,” RIT-Dubai, 25-27 February 2018.
“Towards an Open Corpus of Medieval French,” Renaissance Knowledge Network Sessions, Arizona Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Annual Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, 8-10 February 2018.
“Operationalizing Literary and Linguistic Geographies,” The Politics of Space and the Humanities, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 15-17 December 2017.
“Can Computers Critique the Media?” (workshop) Young Arab Media Leaders, Abu Dhabi, 19 November 2017.
“Disrupt(,) or Bust” at “The ‘Crisis’ Humanities and the Digital Humanities?: New Directions in the Humanities,” NYU Center for the Humanities, New York, 14 November 2017.
“The Space of Curation: On the Possibilities of Open Cultural Data in Arabia,” The Third International Conference on Museums in Arabia, Manama, Bahrain, 11-13 October 2017.
“What Can Spatial Data Tell Us About Genre in Medieval French Literature?” Humanidades Dixitais: olladas cara á Idade Media, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 9-11 October 2017.
“Creating Geotagged Humanities Data via Mobile Phone: Opportunities and Challenges” (with Mario Hawat and Dalal Rahme), Japanese Association of Digital Humanities, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, 12 September 2017.
Teaching workshop “Humanities Data and Mapping Environments” at European Summer University in Digital Humanities, Leipzig, Germany 18-28 July 2017.
Attending DH Benelux, Utrecht, Netherlands, 4-6 July 2017.
Mapping Minds, Worlds, Territories – A Workshop, University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway / Bibliotheca Herztiana, Rome, 11-13 June 2017.
Attending “Cloud Powering DH Research” DHSI, Victoria, Canada, 5-9 June 2017.
“Notes from DHIB 2017” and ““Digital Project Brainstorming: One-on-One Consultations” at AMICAL Consortium Annual Meeting, Thessaloniki, Greece, 17-20 May 2017.
“What is Web Hosting, and What Kind(s) of Writing Take(s) Place Therein?“ NYU Abu Dhabi Writing Studies Working Group, Global Literacies and the Liberal Arts, 27 April 2017.
“Toolkit or Toychest?: the Digital in the Classroom,” American University of Paris, Paris, France, 17 March 2017.
“Digital Project-Based Scholarship and Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts Institution,” American University of Paris, Paris, France, 16 March 2017.
Keynote, Digital Humanities Institute – Beirut, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 10-12 March 2017. Video here (starts 35:00).
“TopoText: Interactive Digital Mapping of Literary Text” (with R. El Khatib, J. El Zini, M. Jaber and S. Elbassuoni), COLING 2016: 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Osaka, Japan, December 2016.
GIS Day 2016, NYU Abu Dhabi, November 2016, blog post here.
Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (organizing committee) at IEEE Vis, Baltimore, 24 October 2016.
“What is Spatial Literary Historical Knowledge?” (lecture) and “Co-Created Cultural Gazetteers for Digital Spatial Research: Models, Desiderata, Implications” (workshop) at “Creating Spatial Historical Knowledge: New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Mapping History Digitally,“ German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, 20-22 October 2016.
Event and World System: (Digitally) Mapping the Age of Peter I” for the conference “The Reign of Peter I of Cyprus: Crusading and Diplomacy in the Late Medieval Eastern Mediterranean,” University of Notre Dame, Rome, Italy, 13-15 Oct 2016.
“Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage in the U.A.E.: Opportunities and Challenges for Future Collaboration” at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute workshop “Dialogues with the Past: Documenting Heritage in the UAE,” Abu Dhabi, 5 October 2016.
“Digital Humanities in the Arab World in 2016” for the 3er Encuentro de Humanistas Digitales, Colegio de México, Mexico City, 12-14 September 2016.
“Caxton and Computational Stylistics,” to be presented at International Association of University Professors of English Triennial Conference 2016, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, London, 29 July 2016.
“From Text to Map: Modeling Historical Humanities Data in Mapping Environments,” workshop co-led with Maxim Romanov, European Summer University in Digital Humanities, University of Leipzig, 19-29 July 2016.
“Visualizing Mouvance: Towards an Alignment of Medieval Vernacular Text Traditions” (with Stefan Jänicke) Long Paper for Digital Humanities 2016, Kraków, Poland, 12-16 July 2016.
“Exploring Modes of Authorship in Caxton: Rolling Delta for Early English Printed Texts” at Digital Literary Studies Seminar, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27 June-1 July 2016.
“TopoText 2.0: Prototyping Modes of Interactive Mapping and Social Knowledge Creation” (with Randa El Khatib, Julia El Zini, Shady ElBassuoni and Mohammad Jaber), Innovative Interrogations: Modelling, Prototyping and Making, Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Conference @ DHSI 2016, Victoria, BC, 10-11 June 2016.
“Digital Humanities Project-Based Faculty Learning Communities: From the Local to the Consortial” (with Rayane Fayed) at AMICAL annual conference “Libraries and Digital Initiatives,” American University of Rome, Rome, Italy, 12-14 May 2016.
“Beirut publishes… / وبيروت تطبع : Digital Spatio-Temporal Narratives of the Lebanese Publishing Industry (1920-present)” to be presented at Books in Motion Conference, American University of Beirut, Beirut, May 2016.
“Linguistic Landscapes at Scale: Affordances and Limitations of Mobile Data Collection“ to be presented at Linguistic Landscapes and Multilinguality: Sociolinguistic, Cultural and Psychological Perspectives, 37th International LAUD conference, University of Landau, Germany, 4-6 April 2016.
Facilitator, Digital Pedagogy Lab Cairo unconference, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, 20-23 March 2016
“Does Literature Have Data?: On Extracting and Representing Entities from Texts,” (with Shady Elbassouni) Research Incubation Seminar, Center for Research on Population and Health, AUB, Spring 2016.
Organizer, Modern Language Association, Special Session on “The Visual Display of Literary Information,” Austin, Texas, January 2016.
“Using Stylometry to Model Transmission of Arabic in Medieval Europe: the Case of the Bocados de oro,” La Asociación de Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas. II Congreso Internacional. Innovación, globalización e impacto. Madrid, 5-7 October 2015.
Keynote/Workshop, “Exploring Space-Time Representation in the Digital Humanities,” Digital Humanities Day, American University of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, 30 September 2015. Storify here.
“Evaluating Peer Review Criteria: The Geo-Twist” (with Kathy Weimer and Karl Grossner), Digital Frontiers, University of Texas – Dallas, 17-19 September 2015.
“Machaut, Mézières and al-Nuwayri al-Iskandarani: ‘Rapport de Fait’ or Interliterary Mediterranean System?” Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg “History and Society during the Mamluk Era (1250- 1517)” University of Bonn, Germany, 10 August 2015.
“Toward an Assessment of the Heterogenous Digitally-Inflected Undergraduate English Course” (with Najla Jarkas) on the “Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Local, National and International Training,” ADHO DH 2015, Sydney, July 2015.
Co-organized and led pre-conference workshop DH2015 “Exploring Peer Review in the GeoHumanities” (with Kathy Weimer and Karl Grossner).
“Supporting Peer-Review for GeoHumanities and Spatially-Inflected Projects” (poster with Kathy Weimer), Association of Digital Humanities Organizations DH 2015 Conference, July 2015.
Led workshop, “Representing Space and Time in Digital Environments” Dartmouth College, Leslie Center for the Humanities, 4 May 2015.
“Visual Exploration of Medieval Textual Histories: the Case of the French of Italy,“ (with Laura Morreale and Abigail Sargent) Keystone Digital Humanities Conference, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia, PA, 22-24 July 2015.
“Author! Author! Christine de Pizan’s Styles : Did She Have a Moi prosaique Distinct from Her Moi Lyrique ? The Comparative Insights of a Tradition Stylistic/Thematic and a Stylometric Analysis of Christine’s Writings” (with E.J. Richards and Liliane Dulac), IXe Colloque International Christine de Pizan, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 7-11 July 2015.
Co-organizer, four-part workshop series “Topics in Digital Mapping,” Fordham University, Spring 2015. Summary of part one here.
“Islamicate Worlds, the Late Medieval Court of Burgundy and the Mediterranean,” Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, New York, 9 December 2014.
Participant, “What is the Vernacular?” a workshop at Fordham University, Center for Medieval Studies, 5 December 2014.
“Visualizing Medieval French Places: Spatial Information, Scale and Literary History,” Mahindra Humanities Center, Medieval Studies/Cartography Seminars, Harvard University, Boston, 20 November 2014.
Co-led “Spatiality and Digital Mapping” workshop, Fordham University Digital Humanities, New York, October 2014. Reaction here.
Attended Text Corpora and Digital Islamic Humanities workshop, Brown University, October 2014. Storify here.
“Lieu, Temps, Réseau : la modélisation des géographies littéraires du moyen âge français” accepted on the panel “Les « interfaces numériques » dans la recherche aujourd’hui,” Journées francoromanistes allemandes, “Schnittstellen / Interfaces,” Münster, Germany, 24-27 September 2014. Slides here.
“Doing Things with a Spatial Dataset of Medieval Literature,” presented at the workshop Applying New Digital Methods to the Humanities, British Library, London, 27 June 2014.
“Modeling Literary Geographies: a Medium-Data Approach to Medieval French Literary History,” presented at Medieval Francophone Literary Culture outside France conference, King’s College, Cambridge, UK, 10-12 April 2014.
“A Modular Mediterranean Classic: Al-Mubashshir’s Mukhtar al-Hikam in Late Medieval Europe” presented in the seminar “On the Classics: Debating a Concept Across the Premodern Mediterranean World,” American Comparative Literature Association, New York University, New York, 20-23 March 2014.
“A Spatial and Network Analysis of Outremer in Medieval French Texts” presented at The French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, New York, NY, 29-30 March 2014. Abstract here.
“Visualizing Medieval Places in Overlapping Uncertainties of Time” with Christian Heine and Stefan Jänicke presented at the European Summer University of Digital Humanities ‘Culture and Technology,’ Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, July 2013.
“Visualizing Uncertainty: How to Use the Fuzzy Data of 550 Medieval Texts?” presented at Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 16-19 July 2013. Abstract here.
“Guillaume de Tignonville’s Dits Moraux des philosophes: Modeling the Circulation of Greco-Arabica in 15th century Europe” presented at the Oxford University Medieval French Seminar, Oxford, UK, February 12, 2013.