Friday, June 1, 2018
The Correspondence of Ignaz Goldziher
An online database of over 13000 letters in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Includes letters to/from :
Arnold, Thomas Walker
Ben Yehuda, Eliezer
Goeje, Michael Johan de
Snouck Hurgronje, A. M
Zaydān, Ğirğī (Jirjī)
and many others.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Collection of the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin now published online The Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin now provides access to more than 11.000 objects online on its website. This is a fundamental milestone in the accessibility of the museum collection and would not have been possible without the generosity of Yousef Jameel, Hon. LHD, a private supporter of the arts, education, and research. Yousef Jameel facilitated the development of a special project team of art historians, archaeologists, photographers and conservators who, alongside permanent museum staff, recorded, documented and photographed large parts of its collection between 2012 and 2017. They compiled important information about the objects including their dating, provenance, materials, and techniques. In addition, various views and interesting details of the artefacts were photographed. After the successful conclusion of the project last year a huge selection of object information is now available online. This includes most of the museum’s famous carpets, three hundred examples of its little-published textiles, representative artworks from the ceramic, glass and metalwork and the ivory collection. The complete digitization of two highlights of Shirazi book art are of particular note: the famous anthology of the Timurid prince Baisunqur from 1420 (I. 4628) in addition to the magnificent Koran from 1560-70 (I. 42/68). Furthermore large parts of the museum’s excavations finds now feature prominently on the web. First of all Samarra, with more than 800 finds and Ctesiphon as well as Khirbat al-Minya/Tabgha with more than 900 finds are all online. More than 300 representative finds from al-Raqqah and 500 from Takht-e Soleiman emphasize the leading role of the Berlin museum in the field of Islamic archaeology. The objects are available online at www.smb-digital.de. Please look for „Museum für Islamische Kunst“. Currently the descriptions are only available in German. However you may search the collection in a special search form („Advanced Search“) according to date, material, object/term and geographical reference and enjoy the multiple views of the objects featured under the headline „Multimedia“. Link: http://www.smb-digital.de/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&lang=en
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
"Sultan Baybars’ Qur’an is one of the most magnificent Qur’ans in the British Library. This seven-volume Qur’an produced in Cairo between 704-5 AH/1304-6 AD is the earliest dated Qur’an of the Mamluk period. In 2002 selected pages of this Qurʼan were made available online as a ‘virtual’ manuscript in our ‘Turning the Pages’ Project (Sultan Baybars’ Qurʼan). We have now had the opportunity to digitise all seven volumes cover-to-cover and present them in our new Universal Viewer (Add MS 22406; Add MS 22407; Add MS 22408; Add MS 22409; Add MS 22410; Add MS 22411; Add MS 22412). Well-known to art historians and exhibition visitors, these amazing volumes can now be appreciated by anyone, anywhere with an internet connection. "
More at: Over 2,000 pages in gold: Sultan Baybars’ Qur’an now online
Friday, April 27, 2018
Arabic Scientific Manuscripts of the British Library - Collaborative transcription project:
"Help advance research into automatic text recognition technologies for historical Arabic handwritten texts. Below you will find selected pages from some of the British Library's most important Arabic Scientific Manuscripts. We need your help to transcribe them in order to create a freely available ground truth datataset for anyone wishing to advance the state-of-the-art in optical character recognition (OCR) technology for handwriting."
Read more on the effort:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
HOE is a collection of meta-data focusing on historiographical writing of Early Modern Ottoman Europe (1500-1800). It brings together published and unpublished primary sources (chronicles, histories, hagiographies, inscriptions, maps…), as well as secondary material (“Main Section”). It also offers information on specific collections, as well as a wide variety of references to tools and resources useful to those navigating the research questions of Early Modern historiography (“Tools Section”).
HOE provides information on the author(s), title(s), contents, manuscript(s) and edition(s) of the main sources related to the topic. Regarding these sources, it offers bibliographical meta-data in the form of both library-specific and internationally recognized identifiers. This information is augmented by links to online resources and related literature. Thus, HOE allows for quick and comprehensive overview of where to find primary sources, who was/is connected to their generation and proliferation, which secondary sources in which editions, printed and online there are, etc.… It is a research tool for easy, comprehensive, quality reference.
You can switch between the Main Section and the Tool Section at will. Different facets and filters will help you refine your search.
If you are looking for specific works, you can use the search function to find its title, transcribed title or translated title. In each entry, different pieces of related information and links are made available, depending on the type of source you have selected. And in every case, there will be links to its related sources, which allow you to quickly and precisely access a source’s siblings or derivates.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Publisher: UCOPress. Cordoba University Press (UCOPress Editorial Universidad de Córdoba) ISSN: 2445-2378
Mediterranea is an international journal focusing on various areas of knowledge transfer from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period, covering the Middle East and the Mediterranean basin, and paying special attention to philological, philosophical, scientific, cultural and religious fields of research. Mediterranea publishes original papers relating to all aspects of the knowledge transfer from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period. All submissions from Arts and Humanities, Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences and Experimental Sciences are welcome.
Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern Studies
Friday, April 6, 2018
Title: Arabic manuscripts of the Thousand and One Nights :presentation and critical editions of four noteworthy texts observations and some Osmanli translations
Author: Aboubakr Chraïbi; Ibrahim Akel; Jean-Patrick Guillaume; Ulrich Marzolph; Arianna D'Ottone Rambach
Publisher: Paris : Espaces & signes, impr. 2016.
Description: 1 vol. (564 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN : 9791094176115
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