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Digital Humanities Assistant – Program in Islamic Law (PIL) / SHARIAsource

SHARIAsource is a portal for Islamic law and data science tools that offers a window into the digital world of Islamic legal studies. Its growing set of digitized texts and digital tools enable researchers to better explore and access a growing set of sources in this area, in ways meaningful to particular research inquiries and to the general landscape of Islamic and comparative law at Harvard and around the globe.

For our research activities and projects within Harvard’s SHARIAsource, we are looking for a Digital Humanities assistant. As part of the SHARIAsource Digital Humanities team led by Dr. Yusuf Celik, you will be mainly working on a variety of data-oriented tasks. These tasks include but are not limited to recording and updating information on historical sources, figures, and locations.

Expected qualifications:
• Keen eye for detail
• Organization skills
• Enthusiastic personality
• Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
• Command of Arabic, Turkish, and/or Persian (preferred)
• Experience in Digital Humanities projects (preferred)
• Prior research and interest in Islamic sources (preferred)

Applicants should submit (1) a CV/resume, (2) an unofficial transcript, and (3) a brief statement of interest through the online application at

Open to Harvard students only.

DEADLINE: February 8, by midnight (EST).