The Digital Orientalist is now an arm of the AOS. The Digital Orientalist is an online platform run by a team of eight professors, librarians, and students from across AOS’s different sections. Its stated purpose is to foster a conversation about the use of computers in our fields, especially with regard to digital humanities. The Digital Orientalist is embarking on a three-year affiliation in the hopes of growing to be an integrated and valued part of the society. Have a look at, follow them on Twitter @DigiOrientalist, or join them on Facebook. If you wish to be part of the team of editors or if you have an idea or question related to digital humanities, do not hesitate to reach out to the current editor-in-chief James Morris (, or the founder, Cornelis (Eric) van Lit, a fellow-AOS member (