Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 35.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 06:41:31 +0100
From: "Salih Bicakci" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Post Graduate query
I am Ph.D. candidate in Tel Aviv University in Department of Middle
Eastern and African History and also webmaster of the department. I have
introduced with humanities computing in 1999 in University of Bergen
under supervision of Prof. Manfred Thaller. Before that, I was thinking
to combine my computation abilities with the humanities, therefore this
field is somehow a miracle for me.
Now, I am on the eve of fulfillment of my dissertation. I am writing on
the modernization process of Uzbekistan in the beginning of 20th
century. I am intending to have Post-graduate in the humanities
computing. I have various prospective projects about my field, which is
going to be interesting challenge for the use of "non-European scripts"
on the net. For example, one of them is embedding explanatory metadata,
which is in XML format, on PNG formatted graphics. I prefer to use Linux
to achieve this project. On the other hand, I am ready to go into other
project as a team member, which would progress my computation abilities.
The biggest problem is to find the right place to pursue my studies.
Most of the centers had no experts neither on Islamic Studies nor
Central Asian Studies. However, I should start from a point. If now
there is no humanities computing expert on Central Asian Studies, it
does not mean, this will continue forever... Someone might accept me to
host in their institute, where would be a starting point for the
popularization of Humanities computing in Islamic Studies and Central
My query is starting from this point, would you please help me to find
right and fruitful address to pursue my studies in humanities computing?
Thanks for your consideration
Tel Aviv University
Dept. Middle Eastern
& African History
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