Epiphany of the month: It’s just an index. Or is it?

Summary: I realized my goal might just be to create an extended index. But this is not necessarily bad. The goal of this project is, in a sense, completely unoriginal. This is not only a deeply seated fear of every researcher, it is also an epiphany that came up to me lately. Connecting texts, authors,… Continue reading Epiphany of the month: It’s just an index. Or is it?

Why Reference, Re-Use, and Argumentative Patterns?

The key idea of the OTRA project is to describe the discourse between Christianity and Islam with the help of three layers: reference, re-use, and argumentative patterns. But why these three? Summary: Reference and re-use are central ingredients when compiling religious, polemical text. Cross-correlating them with the argumentational structure allows to study the development of… Continue reading Why Reference, Re-Use, and Argumentative Patterns?

Why An OTRA Blog?

This blog documents reflections, progress, and some results of my 2-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship at the University of Copenhagen. The goal of my project is to develop a Digital Humanities standard to record and exchange knowledge in the research field of Christian-Muslim Religious Encounters (CMRE), and to test it on selected examples. The Christian-Muslim religious… Continue reading Why An OTRA Blog?

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