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Research Participation Highlights
Infrastructures of the Self in Late Ottoman Iraq Assisted Camille Cole, Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, with data organizing and mapping in her short article entitled, “Infrastructures of the Self in Late Ottoman Iraq” in TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 17.05.2021, https://trafo.hypotheses.org/28757. Global Art Daily E-Magazine Article Ammagui, Nada. “Sharjah Art Foundation Jets Ahead on the Flying Saucer.” Global Art Daily, 9 Dec. 2020, e-issues.globalartdaily.com/Sharjah-Art-Foundation-Jets-Ahead-on-the-Flying-Saucer. OpenGulf Blog Post Ammagui, Nada. “Wādi Tāyīn: Then and Now.” OpenGulf: Blogs, Github, 23 July 2020, opengulf.github.io/July2020Wadiblog/. Ammagui, Nada. “Artistic Taste-Making at the Sharjah Biennial.” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, 2019: Undergraduate Research Workshop Abstract and Poster Review of Middle East Studies, vol. 54, no. 1, 21 Oct. 2020, pp. 125–126., doi:10.1017/rms.2020.8.
Presentations & Interviews
Right-to-Left Conference at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Presentation entitled Shaping Old Sharjah: A Geospatial Analysis of Biennial Art Exhibitions in Old Sharjah from 2003–2019 at the Right-to-Left conference on June 8, 2021. Participated in the Right-to-Left and Forms of Distance panel session with 3 other scholars. Workshop entitled OpenGulf Summer 2021 Research Term OpenGulf Summer 2021: Using Google Sheets Tutorial to help researchers and students new to the Digital Humanities with using Google Sheets as a data analysis tool. Tutorial created for researchers learning to use the GeoNames database for geospatial research, created for OpenGulf’s March 8, 2021 virtual Gulf-a-thon event ( OpenGulf Historical Texts Analysis Gulf-a-thon view shorter tutorial here). Workshop entitled NYUAD Winter Institute in Digital Humanities at NYC Digital Humanities Week Workshop Using Google Sheets to Create, Organize, and Explore Your Humanities Data (available for download on Zenodo) geared towards Humanities practitioners aiming to employ digital tools in their research; given on February 11, 2021. Presentation entitled Middle East Librarians Association Annual Conference 2020 Presentation Team-Based Manipulation of Digitally Available Texts in a Remote Environment: Notes on Research and Pedagogy on Social Justice/Decolonizing the Library panel (with Dr. David Wrisley, Dr. Nora Barakat, and Gurgen Tadevosyan) on October 21, 2020. Interview for NYU Abu Dhabi core course, Data and Human Space, taught by Professor David Wrisley, Fall 2020. Data and Human Space Expert Chat with Dr. David Wrisley & Nada Ammagui
Arts & Humanities Postgraduate Research Fellow at NYUAD Conducting geospatial research on the Sharjah Biennial and collecting artwork data from previous SB iterations Giving workshops geared towards Humanities practitioners on using Google Sheets to organize, manipulate, and visualize data HarvardX: October 2020 Completed verified track of GSD1x The Architectural Imagination online course HarvardX: August 2020 Completed verified track of DH101 Introduction to Digital Humanities online course OpenGulf Research Project: May–July 2020 Postgraduate Research Assistant Worked with team of 6 remote researchers to conduct digital analyses of historical corpora on Gulf geographies Corrected OCR on 19 th century French gazetteer and transcribed 18 th century English letters on From the Page Annotated 1,000+ toponyms in 20 th century British gazetteer of the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf using Recogito Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism: May–July 2019 Education and Outreach Intern Researched and developed Visual Thinking Strategies manual for “Popular Culture and the City” exhibition (featuring art by Jeff Koons, Keith Haring, and Taysir Batniji) for docents Brainstormed educational guide ideas for visitors to Najat Makki exhibition at the Cultural Foundation The Metropolitan Museum of Art: September–December 2018 Islamic Art Department Intern Researched and digitized 900+ of Sir K.A.C Creswell’s Islamic architectural photographs using cataloguing software Assisted department director with translating 600+ numismatic objects from Arabic to English Learned about different museum departments with staff from Design, Archives, Registrar, and Conservation
Books I’ve been reading
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney Normal People by Sally Rooney The Book of Collateral Damage by Sinan Antoon