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This fall, the Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern studies organizes a thesis workshop on digital skills. In a time where we become more and more dependent on technology and the internet, the growing significance of digital research skills is undeniable and essential for conducting research or writing your thesis.

While most students know their way around online databases and catalogues, “Wayback machines”, and shady websites to retrieve free pdfs from academic books, some students may still struggle in developing a methodology based on digital research methods. The use of online and digital technologies to collect and analyse research data can be valuable for every student in the field of Middle Eastern studies as it offers novel ways to do research and offers the chance to access, generate, and analyse new kinds of data. Moreover, it might create new scholarly opportunities by presenting a different approach to researching contemporary social life.

The workshop is given by Prof.dr. Uğur Üngör and Marthe de Roos, MSc and is open to BA and MA students at UvA in the field of Middle Eastern studies. It is followed by the award ceremony of the ACMES thesis Prize (BA and MA).