The First Masterclass Program in Digital Humanities in Indonesia

The Faculty of Islamic Studies of the Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII) in collaboration with the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) will present the Masterclass program in Digital Humanities in Indonesia. 

The program will be held for two days on June 27-28, 2022 at the UIII campus. It will invite world-renown experts from the Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies (NISIS), the Mediating Islam in the Digital Age (MIDA) program, and the University of Edinburgh, alongside academics from AIPI and UIII that will deliver lectures on topics ranging from digital Islamic texts to digital ethnographies. The full list of speakers for this Masterclass program is as follows:

1. Prof. Christian Lange (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)

2. Prof. Pascal Buresi (The School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, France)

3. Prof. Amin Abdullah (Indonesian Academy of Sciences, Indonesia)

4. Dr. Haryatmoko SJ. (Indonesian Academy of Sciences, Indonesia)

5. Prof. Siti Musdah Mulia (Indonesian Academy of Sciences, Indonesia)

6. Prof. Yunita T. Winarto (Indonesian Academy of Sciences, Indonesia)

7. Prof. Noorhaidi Hasan (Indonesian International Islamic University and Indonesian Academy of Sciences, Indonesia)

8. Dr. Sarah Muwahidah (University of Edinburgh, UK)

9. Dr. Bhirawa Anoraga (Indonesian International Islamic University, Indonesia)

10. Elmofazar Ahmed Kotoz (KU Leuven, Belgium)

11. Rukayyah Reichling (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

12. Lena Richter (Radboud University, the Netherlands)

13.  Mustafa Oguzhan Çolak (Leiden University, the Netherlands)

The speakers above will discuss the profound impacts brought by the development of digital media on the ways scholars conduct research on Islam and humanities. Prof. Christian Lange, one of the key speakers, for instance, has been extensively involved in the digitization of Islamic text corpus which has boosted not only their searchability but also the breadth and depth of analysis of Islamic texts. The creation of big data on Islamic texts has enabled scholars to conduct a longue durée analysis of the semantic shifts in Islamic literary history which was difficult to achieve by traditional literature survey methods. This example shows that the revolutionary development of digital technologies has the potential to uncover vast new areas of research in Islamic studies and related fields.

As the first Masterclass program in Digital Humanities in Indonesia, this program aims to equip the participants with essential skills and knowledge to engage with the future trajectory of researching Islam and humanities in the digital age. This program is free and open to the public. However, the seats are limited. The participants will be selected based on their Expression of Interest (EoI) which should be submitted through this link before May 30, 2022. 

Learn more about the schedule of the event by downloading the brochure here.

More detailed information on this Masterclass program can be obtained by contacting:

Dr. Bhirawa Anoraga: +6281385959609

Fakhriyan Ardyanto: +6281255223044