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New book out

I am excited to announce that our book The Epistemology of Deceit in a Postdigital Era: Dupery by Design is now out, published by Springer as part of the new Postdigital Science & Education book series. Above is my introduction to a symposium for the book held in […]

Chess for sages or Şatranc-i Urefa

I recently became interested in Ottoman literacies (see previous post), and came across another aspect of that history which piqued my interest: the Ottoman board game Şatranc-i Urefa. I finally managed to track down the game to play at home. Şatranc-i Urefa is a game that was played […]

Zhang Chengzhi

I am very slowly, line-by-line, working through, and trying to get a handle on, work by Zhang Chengzhi (张承志), a prominent and outspoken Chinese-Muslim intellectual. Little or none of his work is available in English, but he remains an important voice to be accessed in terms of understanding […]

Ottoman literacies

Here is an interesting artefact of historical literacy that I encountered, during a brief stay in Cyprus last year as a visiting lecturer. In a visit to the Hala Sultan Tekke and surrounding salt lake, one of my favourite places on the island, I saw this compilation from […]

Special Issue of PDSE

I am very pleased to announce a Special Issue of the Springer journal Postdigital Science & Education which I have guest-edited with Alison MacKenzie. This Issue is on the theme of Lies, Bullshit and Fake News Online: Should We Be Worried? and is dated at Volume 2, Issue […]