Ahmad M. Kamal

Ahmad M. Kamal

Senior lecturer
Department of Cultural Sciences Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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Ahmad is a Senior Lecturer in Library and Information Science (LIS) at the Department of Cultural Sciences. He received his PhD in LIS from Western University (Canada).

Teaching

Ahmad teaches in both Digital Humanities (DH) master’s program and Library and Information Science (LIS) bachelor at LNU. In the DH program, Ahmad is involved with several courses, including:

  • Introduction to digital humanities
  • Digital humanities research methods
  • Critical theory and digital transformation
  • Digitisation of cultural heritage
  • Linked data for cultural heritage and the humanities
  • Ethics, politics and policies in the digital humanities

In the LIS program, Ahmad teaches in topics such as:

  • Information retrieval
  • Information behaviors
  • Knowledge organization
  • Linked data
  • Metadata and cataloguing
  • Media and information literacy

Research

Ahmad is currently exploring the role of knowledge organization in digital humanities, re-assessments of the opportunities for controlled vocabulary for information retrieval, and a critical investigation of evaluative bibliometrics in academia. Ahmad’s doctoral and post-doctoral work investigated media and information practices of populations in flux – the former explored the socio-political information practices and literacies adopted in post-2011 Egypt, while the latter examined digital practices of informal migrant.  His other work investigated the role of library services in different contexts (independent libraries in India, digital collections for local outreach in Italy, the adoption of new digital affordances). Ahmad’s research is characterized by international, collaborative, and multi-method investigations.

Publications

Chapter in book (Refereed)

Conference paper (Other academic)

Chapter in book (Other academic)