16.035 postgraduate study?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty (w.mccarty@btinternet.com)
Date: Wed May 22 2002 - 01:52:37 EDT

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 35.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 06:41:31 +0100
             From: "Salih Bicakci" <bicakci@zahav.net.il>
             Subject: Post Graduate query

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am Ph.D. candidate in Tel Aviv University in Department of Middle
    Eastern and African History and also webmaster of the department. I have
    introduced with humanities computing in 1999 in University of Bergen
    under supervision of Prof. Manfred Thaller. Before that, I was thinking
    to combine my computation abilities with the humanities, therefore this
    field is somehow a miracle for me.

    Now, I am on the eve of fulfillment of my dissertation. I am writing on
    the modernization process of Uzbekistan in the beginning of 20th
    century. I am intending to have Post-graduate in the humanities
    computing. I have various prospective projects about my field, which is
    going to be interesting challenge for the use of "non-European scripts"
    on the net. For example, one of them is embedding explanatory metadata,
    which is in XML format, on PNG formatted graphics. I prefer to use Linux
    to achieve this project. On the other hand, I am ready to go into other
    project as a team member, which would progress my computation abilities.

    The biggest problem is to find the right place to pursue my studies.
    Most of the centers had no experts neither on Islamic Studies nor
    Central Asian Studies. However, I should start from a point. If now
    there is no humanities computing expert on Central Asian Studies, it
    does not mean, this will continue forever... Someone might accept me to
    host in their institute, where would be a starting point for the
    popularization of Humanities computing in Islamic Studies and Central
    Asian Studies.

    My query is starting from this point, would you please help me to find
    right and fruitful address to pursue my studies in humanities computing?

    Thanks for your consideration

    Salih Bicakci

    Ph.D. candidate
    Tel Aviv University
    Dept. Middle Eastern
    & African History
    Ramat Aviv/Israel

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