Jane Kim, Near Eastern Studies
Svoboda Diary Project
The Svoboda Diary Project is a collaboration of UW professors and undergraduate researchers digitizing information of a historical, cross-cultural journey. This project is supporting Nowf Allawi, an Iraqi researcher living in Baghdad, in her creation of a text and translation of a late nineteenth century travel diary written in Arabic by a native English speaker living in Baghdad. Because of the present conditions in Iraq, the team will help Ms. Allawi with the creation of a tagged digital Arabic script transcription of the diary, a translation edited and formatted for print publication, and research on the the notes and glossary. As the group will be presenting at the 2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium, we hope to document our process and work through video.