Registration: Winter 2020 Geography 595 A – Digital GeoHumanities

Registration: Winter 2020 Geography 595 – Digital GeoHumanities

Wednesday 2:30-5:20
SMI 109

Looking for an elective course to take during Winter quarter 2020? Interested in geospatial technologies and their intersection with the humanities? You should consider taking this course offered by the UW’s Department of Geography. It looks like a really interesting seminar course that starts with a theoretical foundation and moves on to look at real world examples and technologies.

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Event: Jewish Manuscripts in the Digital Age: The Cairo Geniza and the New Materiality, May 14 & 16

Event: Jewish Manuscripts in the Digital Age: The Cairo Geniza and the New Materiality

Dr. Marina Rustow
2019 Samuel & Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies
May 14 & 16, 2019, Kane Hall 220, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Marina Rustow (Princeton University), a MacArthur Fellow, will explain how new technologies, including crowdsourcing, facial recognition, and AI, have enabled her groundbreaking research on the medieval Islamic & Jewish world, spanning from northeastern Africa through the Middle East. Rustow will explain how documents from the “Cairo Geniza” — a trove of nearly 400,000 manuscript pages preserved in an Egyptian synagogue — have transformed historians’ understanding of life in this region in the medieval era. Continue reading