Digital humanities and Qur’ãnic manuscript studies : new perspectives and challenges for collaborative spaces and plural views

Other Title(s)

العلوم الإنسانية الرقمية و المخطوطات القرآنية : آفاق و تحديات جديدة نحو فضاء للتعاون و التعددية

Author

Fedeli, Alba

Source

Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies

Issue

Vol. 38, Issue 1 (31 Jul. 2020), pp.147-158, 12 p.

Publisher

Qatar University College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies

Publication Date

2020-07-31

Country of Publication

Qatar

No. of Pages

12

Main Subjects

Islamic Studies

Abstract EN

The use of digital tools has revolutionized academic research in the humanities, changing its approaches, methodologies and outcomes.

The phenomenon is comparable to the radical change induced by the introduction of printing and has created a new interdisciplinary area called digital humanities or humanities computing.

The application of humanities computing to the study of early Qurʾānic manuscripts can affect the access to and comprehension of these objects in three main aspects.

Digital tools change, first, our access to illegible objects through digital images and, second, our editing of manuscript texts by means of tagging systems that produce a structured and searchable/processable archive of the information that manuscripts contain.

Last, information technology borrowed from DNA-sequencing tools in biology can be applied to manuscript studies for the encoding of multiple manuscripts and facilitates our understanding by suggesting possible connections between manuscripts.

The paper will discuss the methodological innovations – in terms of imaging processing, tagging of text and phylogenetics – of research projects that have already been carried out and the feasibility of establishing a collaborative space for annotating Qurʾānic manuscripts, taking into consideration actors, audiences and purposes.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Fedeli, Alba. 2020. Digital humanities and Qur’ãnic manuscript studies : new perspectives and challenges for collaborative spaces and plural views. Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies،Vol. 38, no. 1, pp.147-158.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-965627

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Fedeli, Alba. Digital humanities and Qur’ãnic manuscript studies : new perspectives and challenges for collaborative spaces and plural views. Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies Vol. 38, no. 1 (Jul. 2020), pp.147-158.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-965627

American Medical Association (AMA)

Fedeli, Alba. Digital humanities and Qur’ãnic manuscript studies : new perspectives and challenges for collaborative spaces and plural views. Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies. 2020. Vol. 38, no. 1, pp.147-158.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-965627

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 157-158

Record ID

BIM-965627