Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Iraq Heritage Stabilization Program

The Iraq Heritage Stabilization Program (IHSP) is a project-oriented initiative dedicated to supporting Iraqi communities affected by conflict and cultural cleansing and empowering Iraqi heritage professionals to protect and preserve Iraq’s rich cultural heritage. Established in 2018, IHSP has implemented more than ten projects to assess, stabilize, and restore heritage in northern and central Iraq through the support of public and private institutions. IHSP is based in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.



Digital Catalogue of a Photographic Archive of Cairo - The Photographs of Beniamino Facchinelli (1839-1895)

Open Access Digital Catalogue of a Photographic Archive of Cairo - The Photographs of Beniamino Facchinelli (1839-1895)

"I am pleased to release of the digital catalogue of views of Cairo's monumental heritage taken by Italian photographer Beniamino Facchinelli (1839-1895) after his settling in 1875 in the Egyptian capital, where he died twenty years later. The catalogue currently features 726 high-definition reproductions of images identified among the holdings of six libraries and museums across the globe; it is designed to incorporate further ones as they appear in collections willing to share their content in full Open Access mode. 

It is estimated that Facchinelli produced about 1200 topographical views during his stay in Egypt, of which 900 have been already listed and located, though not all copyright-cleared yet. All images are authenticated through cross-referencing, and their original captions are listed in the entries, as well as the albums and publications where they were reproduced. The whole represents a unique documentation on buildings which have either disappeared since then, or been radically transformed in course of restoration; it also includes rare views on their furnishings. Because the photographs of the reconstructed corpus were often commissioned by dedicated preservationists and inserted in their publications (although without any credit to their author), one can closely follow through them how a vanishing architectural, visual and material culture was then viewed, valued and defended."

[Mercedes Volait  - CNRS Research Professor at InVisu
https://invisu.cnrs.fr/  via H-Islamart ]

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Open Access Journal Archive: العربى = al-ʻArabī (1958-1973, 1985-1990)


al-ʻArabī = العربى  
Published: [Kuwayt] : [publisher not identified], 1958-
Editor: Editor: Ahmad Zakī
ISSN: 0258-3941

Other titles:

Alaraby : Fabr-ayir 1963-Aghustus 1973
Arabi : Ukt-ubir 1980-
Alarabi : Sibtambir 1973-Sibtambir 1980

Alphabetical List of Open Access Historical Newspapers and Other Periodicals in Middle East & Islamic Studies

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

OA Book: Fleeing from Fate to Fate: Aḥādīth on Contagion and Pandemics


A collection of 40 Ḥadīth related to the pandemic. Published by MT Karaan, Strand, Cape Town, South Africa. 

Book: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/65163171/fleeing-from-fate-to-fatedocx

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

جرائد Jara'id : A Chronology of Nineteenth Century Periodicals in Arabic (1800-1900): A Research Tool

[First posted in AMIR1 September 2012, updated (New URLs) 29 December 2020]

جرائد Jara'id : A Chronology of Nineteenth Century Periodicals in Arabic (1800-1900): A Research Tool
2020 Edition 
Contributions from Hala Auji, Philippe Chevrant, Marina Demetriadou, Lamia Eid, Stacy Fahrenthold, Till Grallert, Rana Issa, Nicole Khayat, Peter Magierski, Leyla von Mende, Adam Mestyan, Christian Meier, Daniel Newman, Geoffrey Roper, Sinai Rusinek, Philip Sadgrove, Ola Seif, and Rogier Visser
Prepared and supervised by Adam Mestyan 
Original 2012 Edition TEI XML-Markup, digital publication, concept and design of the website by Till Grallert 
2020 Edition: Data addition, CETEICean transformation, digital publication, and design of the website by Adam Mestyan and Till Grallert; 
XSLT by Hugh Cayless and Till Grallert 
Advisor to 2020 Edition (CETEICean, JS, XSLT): Hugh Cayless 
Advisor to 2020 Edition (Visualization): Eric Monson 
This database and website are under the Creative Commons copyright of Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) 
This website uses CETEICEan by Hugh Cayless and Raffaele Viglianti to display the umodified TEI file in HTML 
Introductory Notes 
This website provides a chronology of Arabic periodicals between 1800 and 1929. 
Although it is meant to include all periodicals published in Arabic or in Arabic and in another language (such as the usual pair of Arabic and Ottoman Turkish) or in Arabic written in a different script (such as Judeo-Arabic) during the period from 1800 to 1929, this chronology is certainly incomplete.  Furthermore, there remain numerous problems with dating and locating individual publications as well as identifying their owners, editors, or publishers. 
Thus, at the moment we consciously publish a working draft with the purpose of making our information available to the scholarly community. We welcome all readers to submit any comment, corrections, and new data using Adam Mestyan's official email address. We would like to ask all contributors to always refer to the ID of each title – in case of comments on existing entries – and cite their sources, as otherwise we cannot consider the submission for being included in the table. Every contribution will be acknowledged. 
We chose to present the core data as a table containing information on titles, dates of first and last issue published, place(s) of publication, names of publishers and editors, language(s) of publication, and available collections (so far only in English/transliteration but Arabic indexes are coming as well). In addition, we provide various indexes of holding institutions and locations, as well as a bibliography of the most important secondary sources and available union catalogues. To search any part of the website, simply the browser's search function should be invoked (Ctrl-F for Windows, Cmd-F for Mac OSX). 


Tuesday, December 8, 2020

History of Istanbul : from Antiquity to the 21st century

 History of Istanbul : from Antiquity to the 21st century

"This website is designed for the dissemination of History of Istanbul from Antiquity to XXIst century, a work prepared by the cooperation of Türkiye Diyanet Foundation Center for Islamic Studies (İSAM) and İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Kültür ve Sanat Ürünleri A.Ş.

The Project for the preparation of the Turkish version of the work was launched in late 2012, and completed and published in 2015. The book was prepared the­matically and composed of around 355 articles written by nearly 260 scientists about different fields such as topography, architecture, religious and social life, management, economics. In this book which consists of 10 volumes, nearly 5300 pages, around 4 thousand visual materials such as maps, miniatures, engravings, paintings, and archive documents were used. The English translation of the work was completed in 2019 and not published yet. It is accessible online..."

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

New OA Book: Muslim Women’s Pilgrimage to Mecca and Beyond Reconfiguring Gender, Religion, and Mobility


Muslim Women’s Pilgrimage to Mecca and Beyond
Reconfiguring Gender, Religion, and Mobility

Edited By: Marjo Buitelaar, Manja Stephan-Emmrich, Viola Thimm

Edition1st Edition
First Published2020
eBook Published15 November 2020
Pub. location London
Imprint Routledge
Pages222 pages
eBook ISBN9781003110903

This book investigates female Muslims pilgrimage practices and how these relate to women’s mobility, social relations, identities, and the power structures that shape women’s lives. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and regional expertise, it offers in-depth investigation of the gendered dimensions of Muslim pilgrimage and the life-worlds of female pilgrims. With a variety of case studies, the contributors explore the experiences of female pilgrims to Mecca and other pilgrimage sites, and how these are embedded in historical and current contexts of globalisation and transnational mobility. This volume will be relevant to a broad audience of researchers across pilgrimage, gender, religious, and Islamic studies.