28 May

M-Classi, a New Digital Tool for the Classification of the Sciences, in Islam and Beyond

Opening hours / Beginning:

6:15 pm

28 May 2024


Lecture hall M 010 Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München
Miniature from Firdausī: Šāhnāma

Miniature from Ferdowsi: Shahnama

© Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

M-Classi is a new digital tool in the field of knowledge organization. It is conceived primarily as a means of cataloging and interrogating the classifications of the sciences in Islam and those of the cultures with which the Islamicate world came into contact from antiquity to the pre-modern era.

The aim of this paper is to present this game changing tool, whose vocation is to become an open-access engine for future research. After briefly recapitulating the current state of the art on Islamic classifications of the sciences and succinctly presenting the specificities of M-Classi’s technical configuration in its current beta version, I will review some of the application’s main functionalities and illustrate various aspects of M-Classi’s potential in terms of visualization.

A lecture by Professor Godefroid de Callataÿ (Université Catholique de Louvain) in the series Cultures of Islam by the Münchner Mittelost-Mittelmeer-Mittelasien-Zentrum (4MZ).

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