Tuesday, October 20, 2020

MENALIB - Middle East Virtual Library



MENALIB - is a Portal of the Specialized Information Service  - Middle East, North Africa and Islamic Studies.
Hosted
by the University- and State Library Saxony-Anhalt (Halle), Germany

Monday, October 19, 2020

New OA database: Uyghurkitap


 "Uyghurkitap, an online digital collection of Uyghur documents, is now open to public.
The library contains 6,400 documents, including 500 manuscripts,  1,500 newspapers and magazines, and ~ 4,000 Uyghur language books."

Visit the website here.

Monday, September 14, 2020

New OA Resource: Middle East Women's Activism (SOAS Digital Collections)


"Middle East Women’s Activism digital archive is a collection of interviews with 96 women of different generations in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, which form the basis of a monograph, entitled, Embodying Geopolitics: Generations of Women’s Activism in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. All interviews were conducted by Nicola Pratt, University of Warwick, in 2013-2014 as part of a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship exploring the relationship between gender and geopolitics in the context of the Middle East. The research received approval from the University of Warwick Humanities and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee and consent was given at the time of interview to make this material publicly available. 
The archive will be of interest to researchers in the fields of gender studies and post-independence social history in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. The interviews consist of women’s personal narratives of their family background and education, how they became involved in public work (al-‘amal al-‘am), information about their activism and how it has changed over time and the impact of/their involvement in major national events, amongst other details." More.

Friday, August 28, 2020

New OA resource: Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online



“Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online” is an emerging platform of digital resources to aid the teaching of the history of Islamic art and architecture. In its initial stage, the platform provides original multimedia content developed by scholars from across the field of Islamic art. These files are intended to aid educators in the creation of an interactive learning environment and to contribute to new ways of teaching in general, bringing new voices, perspectives, and materials into our classrooms. The project is spearheaded by Prof. Christiane Gruber at the University of Michigan and a team of six collaborators. Team Khamseen aims to make this material available to public audiences by creating a website with additional resources over the coming months.

Currently available mini-multimedia files include the following presentations, which were kindly (and very swiftly) provided by international experts. We hope these will prove useful to those teaching remotely this fall semester:

Blessing, Patricia.
Water and Sound in Islamic Architecture
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nD2WYLq8vYznG6WzUEl3nHRJFZAeW72U/view?usp=sharing  

Brey, Alexander.
Al-Walid's Baths at Qusayr Amra
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H0Nw2ODGebDZgq951CkobhF0541M0Gx_/view

Bowker, Sam.
The Egyptian Tentmakers and the Art of Khayamiya
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H0Nw2ODGebDZgq951CkobhF0541M0Gx_/view

Dimmig, Ashley.
Islamic Art at the Walters Art Museum
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qQROpe8UpJ8oIhGjwqW7PO8rMqCwLb1e/view

Fetvacı, Emine.
Ottoman Illustrated Histories
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BNsNalx9eXbxN1uMKK4-yHk--3HBga1a/view

Gencer, Yasemin.
İbrahim Müteferrika and the First Printed Books of the Islamic World
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GAX-MDxc4SxDk0lp6GS1HdcTeEW4z0Qx/view

Göloğlu, Sabiha.
Touching Mecca & Medina: The Dalā'il al-Khayrāt and Devotional Practices
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JvdSxGWnsCj_YmPdI9j1UcpzrHVaqlKz/view

Gruber, Christiane and Paroma Chaterjee.
Hagia Sophia, A Conversation
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RI73qHUsI48AYqmHAb7g2NFz2TEDnmTd/view
[available online with closed captions here:] https://www.mivideo.it.umich.edu/media/1_2fl08hjn

Gruber, Christiane.
A Safavid Painting of the Prophet Muhammad's Mi‘raj https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uFOyWZMELCt2cQIL8pmKi7qFKTp7NVDE/view
[available online with closed captions here:]
https://www.mivideo.it.umich.edu/media/1_h50rjslz

Habibi, Negar.
Persian Painting in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century: Farangi Sâzi Safavid Paintings
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1giUxD1D5RzHpxjmzsWiqdkSZpkv6vRyZ/view

Kana‘an, Ruba.
The Bobrinski Bucket
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vQwD0Z_1qtWLbH_OXg1oFe2hJJMCZIPa/view

Mostafa, Heba.
Dome of the Rock: Original Mosaics
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f4Y2jFoIk3yMCui0hjyM6BYZ6yy51gxT/view

Neumeier, Emily.
The Paintings of Osman Hamdi Bey
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vNecdwvxUZzNtI7W4bX6Ctj2LjYWnAsf/view

O'Kane, Bernard.
The Khanqah of Baybar al-Jashinkir, 1306-1310
https://drive.google.com/file/d/10--VNPkmQghYR6REGIalazD3THgu2PcA/view

Parikh, Rachel.
Islamic Arms and Armor: A Look at Dhu'l Fiqar, ‘Ali's Miraculous Sword
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11O_kCstwJUNF7_-z-Lv2XgHxtBwIHnhd/view

Pruitt, Jennifer.
The Al-Aqmar Mosque
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H6kZnKH3AmJ05jaz494IPwrK6V5Yb8Rs/view

Sardar, Marika.
A Samanid Epigraphic Dish
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gu9NOa8EnOUZ_10cwaSnl4T9cqTr0-4r/view

Sardar, Marika.
The Gwalior Qur'an
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AZ7UWpnlXRvL0BOpDItyWwYr5So1tMn1/view

Seggerman, Alex Dika.
Mahmoud Mukhtar’s Khamasin: Scuplture in Modern Egypt
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mV5iuv2gSZM6XjFjLx2O9deILXzEdc6q/view


Steinberg, Amanda Hannoosh.
The Stuart Cary Welch Islamic & South Asian Photograph Collection
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wmMlnD4sRApusHizW2U3S0-vVp8KmukK/view

Taner, Melis.
Contextualizing the Hünername (Book of Talents)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c7k8nN_K7LaJnHignT3OAuVjhjxUI933/view

Wolf, Olivia.
Monumental Mosques in Latin America
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wMde27W4IoPCLxpD5_Ux-YNHcsFx52Bj/view

Khamseen is an ongoing effort and we welcome further contributions on a rolling basis. For any questions, or if you are interested in creating a multimedia file, please contact Sandy Williams (University of Michigan) at sswill@umich.edu.

Sincerely,

Team Khamseen

Christiane Gruber
Sandy Williams
Yasemin Gencer
Mira Xenia Schwerda
Bihter Esener
Michelle Al-Ferzly
Ani Kalousdian

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Open Access Newspaper Archive - Turkish/Ottoman Periodicals (Digitization Project "Translatio")

Digitization Project "Translatio"  from the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn makes available digital copies of Persian, Arabic, and Turkish periodicals.
Each title has a WorldCat record, albeit in German transliteration, with link to digitized content. For each entry there is a Wikipedia page in German, Arabic and other languages, presumably created by the Translatio project. Wikipedia entries include references to other sources. Single volumes of the newspapers are downloadable

See also: A Chronology of Arabic, Persian and Ottoman-Turkish Periodicals

In addition to listing the individual titles on the A-Z list of historical newspapers AMIR editors are providing variant spelling of the titles to improve discovery of these archives on the web.
Suggestions/corrections are welcome as always.

22 Turkish/Ottoman titles, some from reprints.
انادولو مجموعه سى = Anadolu mecmuası = Anadolu meǧmūʻasï 1924-25
آشیان = Āshiyān = Āšiyān 1918
 آى دده = Āydede 1922
Aydede 1948-1949
داوول = Davul 1909-1910
 ‏دمت‎ = Demet 1908
دیوژن = Diyojen = Diyožen = Diyōzhen 1870-1873
انوار ذكا = Envār-i Zekā = Enwār-i d̲ekā = Envar-i zeka  1882-1883
 اشرف = Muṣavver eşref = Ešref  1909
گولريوز = Güleryüz 1921-1923
حميت = Ḥamīyet  1886
حيات = Hayāt 1926-1929
Her ay 1937-1938
حکمت‎ = Ḥikmet 1910-1911
Kadro 1932-1935
 قره‌گوز = Karagöz = Karaguez = Qaragöz 1920-1928
 ‏محرر‎ = Muharrir 1876-1879
ناھید = Nāhīd 1886-1887
رسملى آى = Resimli ay 1924-1938
‏شهبال‎ = Şehbāl = Šehbāl = Chehbal 1909-1914
 سويملى آى = Sewimli ay 1925-1938
Yarım ay 1935-1940



Sunday, August 2, 2020

Open Access Newspaper Archive - Arabic Periodicals (Digitization Project "Translatio")

Digitization Project "Translatio"  from the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn makes available digital copies of Persian, Arabic, and Turkish periodicals.
Each title has a WorldCat record, albeit in German transliteration, with link to digitized content. For each entry there is a Wikipedia page in German, Arabic and other languages, presumably created by the Translatio project. Wikipedia entries include references to other sources. Single volumes of the newspapers are downloadable.

See also: A Chronology of Arabic, Persian and Ottoman-Turkish Periodicals

In addition to listing the individual titles on the A-Z list of historical newspapers AMIR editors are providing variant spelling of the titles to improve discovery of these archives on the web.
Suggestions/corrections are welcome as always.

23 Arabic titles, some from reprints.

الادب والفن =  al-Ādāb wa-al-Fann = al- adab wal-fann = Literature and art  1943-1945
 اپولو = Apūllū = Abūlū = Apollo 1932-1934
البلاغ الاسبوعی = al-Balāgh al-usbūʻī = al- balāġ al-usbūʻī 1926-1930
‏البيان‎ = al-Bayān = al-bayān 1897-1898
مجلة كلية الآداب بالجامعة فاروق الأول = Majallat Kullīyat al-Ādāb =
Bulletin of the Faculty of Arts 1943-1957
مجلة كلية الآداب بالجامعة المصرية = Majallat Kullīyat al-Ādāb bi-al-Jāmiʻah al-Miṣrīyah =
Bulletin of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Egypt 1933-1935
الضياء‎ = al-Ḍiyāʼ = ad-ḍīyāʻ 1898-1906
 الدنيا المصوّرة = al-Dunyā al-muṣawwarah = ad-dunya 'l-muṣauwara  1929-1932
الفجر = al-Fajr = al-Faǧr 1934-1935
الفجر = al-Fajr = al-Faǧr 1921-1922
 الفكاهة = al-Fukāhah = al-Fukāha 1926-1933
 الحرىة = al-Ḥurrīyah = al-Ḥurrı̄ya 1924/25
العرفان‎ = al-'Irfān 1910-1946
الجامعة‎ = al-Jāmiʻah = al-Jamyat = al-Jāmiʻah al-ʻUthmānīyah = al-Ǧāmiʻa al-ʻuṭmānīya = al-Ǧāmiʻa 1899-1910
 الكاتب المصري = al-Kātib al-Miṣrī 1946-1948
المعرفة = al-Maʻrifah = Maarefa = al-Maʻrifa 1931-1934
النبراس = al-Nibrās = an-Nibrās 1909-1910
المقتطف = al-Muqtaṭaf = al-Muktataf 1876-1952
الراوي = al-Rāwī = ar-Rāwī 1889-1890
 صحيفة دار العلوم =  Ṣaḥīfat Dār al-ʻUlūm fī al-ʻilm wa al-adab wa al-ijtimāʻ.
 = Ṣaḥīfat Dār al-ʻUlūm 1934-1948
الطبيب‎ =  al-Ṭabīb = aṭ-Ṭabīb 1884/85
التهذيب = al-Tahdhīb = at-Tahd̲īb  1902-1903
الزهور = al-Zuhūr = az-Zouhour = az-Zuhūr  1910-1913

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Open Access Newspaper Archive - Persian Periodicals (Digitization Project "Translatio")

Digitization Project "Translatio"  from the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn made available digital copies of Persian, Arabic, and Turkish periodicals.
Each title has a WorldCat record, albeit in German transliteration, with link to digitized content. For each entry there is a Wikipedia page in German, English, Persian and other languages, presumably created by the Translatio project. Wikipedia entries include references to other sources. Single volumes of the newspapers are downloadable
See also: A Chronology of Arabic, Persian and Ottoman-Turkish Periodicals

In addition to listing the individual titles on the A-Z list of historical newspapers AMIR editors are providing variant spelling of the titles to improve discovery of these archives on the web.
Suggestions/corrections are welcome as always.

22 Persian titles  - some from reprints.

اختر = Akhtar = Ah̲tar = Akhter = Akhtar-i Istānbūl = Aḫtar-e Estānbūl 1876- 1896
آینده = Āyandah =Āyanda 1925 - 1960
بابا شمل = Bābā Shamal = Bābā Šamal  1943 - 1947
بهار = Bahār 1942
دانش = Dānish = Dāniš = Danesh 1882
دانش = Dānish = Dāniš = Danesh 1910-1911
حبل المتین = Ḥabl al-matı̄n  1907/08
جنگل = Jangal = Ǧangal 1917
کاوہ = Kāwa = Kaveh = Kavē  1916 - 1922
نشرىۀ مدرسۀ مبارکۀ دار الفنون تبريز = Nashrīyah-ʼi Madrasah-ʼi mubārakah- ʼi Dār al-Funūn-i Tabrīz = Našrīya-i Madrasa-i Mubāraka-i Dār al-Funūn-i Tabrīz  1893-1894
نامۀ فرهنگستان = Nāmah-ʼi Farhangistān = Nāma-i Farhangistān 1943-1947
 شرف = Šaraf = Sharaf - 1882-1891
شرافت = Sharāfat = Šarāfat = Sherafat  1896-1903?
سراج الاخبار = Sirāj al-Akhbār = Sirāǧ al-ah̲bār = Seraj al-akhbar = The Lamp of News = Torch of Afghan news   1911/12-1918
مجله شرق = Majallah-i Sharq = Sharq = Šarq 1924-1932
مجلس = Majlis = Maǧlis 1906/07
نوروز = Nawrūz = Naurūz 1903/04
 روح القدس = Rūḥ al-qudus = Rûḥ ul-Qods  1907/08
صور اسرافيل  = Ṣūr-i Isrāfīl = Soure-Esrafil = Sur-e Esrafil   1907-1909?
شكوقه = Shukūfah = Šukūfa = Shokufeh 1912-1915
تربيت = Tarbīyat  1314-1325
یادگار = Yādgār = Jādgār 1944/45 - 1948/49