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10/25/2023 13:17

Digitale Geisteswissenschaften: Launch Open Database >Islam West Africa Collection<, ZMO Berlin, hybrid

Dr. Sonja Hegasy Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO)
Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren Berlin e.V. (GWZ)

    Die von Dr. Frédérick Madore geleitete 'Islam West Africa Collection' ist eine frei zugängliche digitale Datenbank, die aktuell mehr als 5.000 Archivdokumente, Zeitungsartikel, islamische Publikationen, Audio- und Videoaufzeichnungen, Fotografien und Referenzen zum Islam und zu Muslimen in Burkina Faso, Benin, Niger, Nigeria, Togo und Côte d'Ivoire enthält. Das von der Berliner Senatsverwaltung finanzierte Projekt ist eine Fortsetzung der preisgekrönten Sammlung 'Islam Burkina Faso', die 2021 zusammen mit der Univ. of Florida (USA) erstellt wurde.


    Ort: MiCT Brunnenstraße 9, 10119 Berlin
    Zeit: 9.11.23 16:00 Uhr
    RSVP bis 1.11.23


    Mauro Nobili (University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, USA)
    Issouf Binaté (Université Alassane Ouattara, Côte d‘Ivoire)
    Ulrike Freitag (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient)
    Frédérick Madore (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient)
    Kai Kresse (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient)

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    Most of the documents are in French, but some are also available in Hausa, Arabic, Dendi, and English. The site also indexes over 800 references to relevant books, book chapters, book reviews, journal articles, dissertations, theses, reports and blog posts. This project, hosted by the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) and funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Science, Health and Care, is a continuation of the award-winning Islam Burkina Faso Collection created in 2021 in collaboration with LibraryPress@UF.

    In addition to assigning detailed metadata, optical character recognition (OCR) has also been applied to each document in order to index the full text. It is therefore possible to carry out a simple search by keyword or an advanced search by combining several criteria on the thousands of documents contained in the database. An index of over 1800 events, locations, organizations, people, and topics is also available.

    The online archiving of research data, which can be consulted without financial barriers, is an interesting alternative for both West African and foreign researchers to overcome the difficulties often encountered in libraries and archives in the region. Above all, this project aims to democratise access to documents of all kinds on Islam in West Africa, to pave the way for new research on this topic, and, above all, to serve as a model for other similar initiatives.

    Contact for scientific information:

    Dr Frédérick Madore,

    More information: Einladung Datenbank Poster ZMO


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    Criteria of this press release:
    Cultural sciences, History / archaeology, Information technology, Religion, Social studies
    transregional, national
    Research results, Transfer of Science or Research


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