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ILCAA Joint Research Project

The Visualization of the History and Historical Space of the Middle East: Sharing Knowledge in the Digital Age

The Visualization of the History and Historical Space of the Middle East: Sharing Knowledge in the Digital Age

Keywords

  • Digital Humanities
  • GIS
  • Text Encoding
  • TEI
  • VR for Historical Studies

Areas

  • Middle East & Islamic Areas

Website

Database of Historical Monuments in Islamic Cairo

Qalawun VR Project

Creating a Digital Platform for the Area Study on Greater Cairo

About the Project

Project term: April, 2020–March, 2023

This research project explores methods for visualizing and analyzing information obtained from Islamic and Middle Eastern historical materials. GIS (Geographic Information System), TEI (Text Encoding Initiative), and VR (Virtual Reality) are used to analyze geographical information, text information, and spatial information, respectively. In practice, we aim to locate these techniques as new methods for historical analysis, identifying problems in the visualization methods and the analysis based on them.

Wakako KUMAKURA, Project Coordinator (Assistant Professor, ILCAA)

Members

Coordinator

  • Wakako KUMAKURA (ILCAA)

ILCAA Staff

  • Hidemitsu KUROKI

Joint Researchers

  • Kazuhiro ARAI
  • Naoko FUKAMI
  • Yutaka GOTO
  • Takao ITO
  • Manabu KAMEYA
  • Hiroshi KATO
  • Alexandar MALLETT
  • Nobuo MISAWA
  • Satoru NAKAMURA
  • Maiko NOGUCHI
  • Erina Tsukada OTA
  • Maxim ROMANOV
  • Mohamed SOLIMAN
  • Tomoaki SHINODA
  • Nozomi SHIRATANI
  • Akira UEDA
  • Takenori YOSHIMURA

Outputs

Meetings

The 3rd meeting/ “Cities, People, and Knowledge Connected by Ijāza” Report (Japanese)(120KB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 29 Jan 2022 13:00–15:30
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Pre-registration is required. For registration, please see here.
  • Jointly sponsored by Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) “Research on the Human Nexus of the Civilian Elite Through a Digital Analysis of Pre-Modern Arabic Texts” (Principal Investigator: Erina OTA (TSUKADA) (ILCAA), Project Number: 21H05374), Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) “Connectivity Analyses by Digital Humanities Method” (Principal Investigator: Wakako KUMAKURA (ILCAA), Project Number: 20H05830)
  • 13:00
    Introduction
    13:10 Ryo MIZUKAMI (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo)
    “Ijāza flying from city to city: focusing on the cases of Baghdad in the 13th and 14th century”
    13:45 Erina OTA (TSUKADA) (ILCAA Project Assistant Professor)
    “Relationship-building among urban elites through issuance of Ijāza of Istiduʻāʼ: Focusing on al-Sakhāwī’s Ḍawʼ al-Lāmiʻ , a biographical dictionary of notables in the 15th century”
    14:30 All participants/ Commentator: Toru MIURA (Professor Emeritus, Ochanomizu University)
    Discussion
    15:30
    Closing

The 2nd meeting

  • Date/Time: Thu 10 Sep 2020 15:00–17:00
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • 1. All Participants
    Introduction
    2. Yutaka GOTO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Yokohama City University)
    “Report on the Analyzation of A Tripdata of Modern Cairo”
    3. All Participants
    Discussion

The 1st meeting Report (Japanese)(600KB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 30 May 2020 13:00–17:00
  • Venue: Online workshop via Zoom
  • 13:00 All Participants
    Introduction to the meeting
    13:20 Satoru NAKAMURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, The University of Tokyo)
    “Introduction to TEI”
    15:00 All Participants
    Self-Introduction and Discussion

Related events

Lecture “Modeling the development of premodern Islamic Societies through computational analysis of written sources” Report (Japanese)(153KB)

  • Date/Time: Wed 26 Jan 2022 18:00–20:00
  • Venue: Online workshop
  • Language: English
  • Jointly sponsored by Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) “Connectivity Analyses by Digital Humanities Method” (Principal Investigator: Wakako KUMAKURA (ILCAA), Project Number: 20H05830), NIHU Area Studies Project for the Modern Middle East, ILCAA Joint Research Project “The Visualization of the History and Historical Space of the Middle East: Sharing Knowledge in the Digital Age”
  • Maxim Romanov (Institut für Geschichte, University of Vienna, Austria)
    “Modeling the development of premodern Islamic Societies through computational analysis of written sources”

Workshop “Digital Humanities Summer Days 2021”

  • Date/Time: Sat 21 Aug 2021 - Sat 11 Sep 2021 10:00–17:00
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: Japanese
  • Jointly sponsored by Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) “Connectivity Analyses by Digital Humanities Method” (Principal Investigator: Wakako KUMAKURA (ILCAA) Project Number: 20H05830), ILCAA Joint Research Project “The Visualization of the History and Historical Space of the Middle East: Sharing Knowledge in the Digital Age”, ESRI Japan, CESCHI, Kyoto University, ILCAA, International Institute for Digital Humanities, Tokyo Digital History (ToDH)

  • [Program]
  • Each seminar includes lecture and practice. For lecturers, outline, and contact address, please see here.

  • 21 Aug
    “Transkribus (Automated transcription system by machine learning)”
    28 Aug
    “GIS (Geographic Information System)”
    4 Sep
    “RDF (Resource Description Framework)”
    11 Sep
    “TEI (Text Encoding Initiative)”

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