Jane Kim, Near Eastern Studies

Contact janek1m@u.washington.edu

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.