Ethical Archival Practices, Digital Humanities, and Community Engagement

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  Friday, March 4, 2022
  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  Online via Zoom

In this workshop we aim to explore ways in which scholars working across disciplinary boundaries engage with digital humanities in addressing a wide range of issues. We are concerned with ways of interrogating traditional archival practices and developing ethical community engagement. The workshop will cover a variety of historical periods, focusing on minoritized communities whose heritage is endangered, marginalized languages, and less-explored geographical regions. We will also investigate access to and use of private collections that have received insufficient attention from scholars, and are thus less prominent in national archives and libraries.

The event is in honor of Avimalek Betyousef.


Opening Remarks: 9:30–10:00 a.m.

-Asad Ahmed
-Alda Benjamen

Panel I
10:00–12:00 a.m.
Chair: Mohamed Hamed

-Orit Bashkin (How to document a Jewish holiday? An early modern archive)
-Christine Philliou (Digitization of Ottoman Archives: Constructing a Social History of Ottoman Rums)
-Alda Benjamen (Building an Assyrian Archive at Berkeley: Ethical Practices and Community Engagement)

12:00–1:30 p.m.

Panel II
1:30–4:00 p.m.
Chair: Nathan Spannaus

-Heghnar Watenpaugh (Armenian Religious Manuscripts in the Modern Art Museum: The Ethics of Collection and Display)
-Nur Sobers-Khan (South Asian Islamic Art and Architecture)
-Maria Mavroudi (Digitization and Accessibility: Greek and Arabic Manuscripts)
-Bruce Hall (Accessing Private Collections in Mali)

Closing Remarks and discussion: 4:00–4:30 p.m.

This event will be held via Zoom. Registration is required.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of California, Berkeley
340 Stephens Hall, Berkeley, CA  94720-2314



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