Nile University, Egypt
March, 11 to March 13, 2023
A OIB Conference at Nile University, Egypt
March 11-13, 2023
Proposed by Eid Mohamed and Ahmed Abd-Elsalam
Culture is not simple to understand and indeed a difficult term to define. Culture can be defined as the accumulation of values, underlying assumptions and orientations to life, beliefs, policies, procedures, and codes of conduct. These are shared by a group of people that affect their behavior and the way they lead their life. This conference will explore how the digital era can improve the current performance with regard to understanding cultural and social change and how to implement behavioral change or transformation more smoothly.
The conference focuses on issues and challenges pretraining to the praxis of Digital Humanities (DH) in diverse geographical contexts, countries, and cultures, especially, though without being limited to, Arabic. The conference is very multidisciplinary by nature. It will bring together world-renowned experts with the unique expertise and skills in the field of Digital Humanities with the aim of advancing the current state of knowledge for Arab researchers in literature, culture, media, arts, history, and sociology. Samples of their work under DH projects will be presented to map out the revolutionary trends and fluctuations in Arabic Digital Humanities, a matter which makes us a in better position to understand the ongoing phenomenon.
We will undergo a rigorous process of consideration to selectively invite 15 contributors for the conference from around the globe in addition to at least 15 contributors from within Egypt. These contributors will be selected for the originality and strength of their work and the specific relevance of their work to the themes of the conference. The conference will help initiate an inquiry that will hopefully culminate in a co-edited book project as well as a special issue for a refereed journal by Brill, which will further enhance our commitment to knowledge dissemination.
We invite submissions that may include scholarly inquiry into Arabic uses of digital technologies; digital humanities projects that focus on online religion, climate change and cultural traits; cultural intelligence and digital theory; digital literature, the intersection of new media and digital humanities; digital tools and artifacts; digital humanities and cultural values; social media and climate change awareness, etc. The conference also invites submissions that may include scholarly inquiry into the various uses of digital technologies.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
We invite submissions from graduate students, faculty, librarians, and independent scholars to actively participate in the conference!
**The submission deadline is Dec. 15, 2022**
Travel grants and accommodation for all participants will be covered