Thursday, October 14, 2021

Türk Karikatür Basımları Koleksiyonu - Turkish Cartoon Prints Collection


Türk Karikatür Basımları Koleksiyonu - Turkish Cartoon Prints Collection

Koç University offers a large collection of digital content including prints, photographs, slides, maps, newspapers, posters, postcards, manuscripts, streaming video, and more. The collections consist of the materials of the Koç University Libraries and Archives, Koç University Faculty and Departments, and projects carried out in partnership with the Koç University Libraries. One of the unique collections that they offer is a large collection of Turkish cartoons.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Open Art Images

Al-Hajj Hafiz Muhammad Nuri, Turkey, 1801

The website Open Art Images offers a broad scope of images including many images on Islamic Art. These images can be used freely in presentations but also on websites. OAI is a SEARCH AND VISUALIZATION ENGINE FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES OF ARTWORKS - from all around the world and from every period in history - that belong to the public domain or to a type of Creative Commons license which allows their reuse. All Images come with detailed information, relevant to the understanding of their historical and cultural context and which informs the user about their current location, source and license.

OAI respects the privacy of its users by adopting completely anonymous tracking technologies.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Visual Resources of the Middle East

Yale University holds a wide array of images from the Middle East across its encyclopedic collections. Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG) has manuscript paintings from early modern Iran and India, and strong holdings in textiles, ceramics, photography and contemporary art. 18th- and 19th-century highlights include objects that document British travels through the Middle East from the Yale Center for British Art and the Lewis Walpole Library. Sterling Memorial Library offers visual resources from books and periodicals published in Persian, Arabic, and Turkish, while the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library houses numerous scientific manuscripts. Beinecke Library's renowned rare book and manuscript collections encompass resources from Safavid Shahnama manuscripts to 20th-century field photographs. Included among the Peabody Museum of Natural History’s collection are archaeological objects from the Islamic world. Artstor also includes the YUAG Gerasa and Dura-Europos collections. Image credit: Tapestry of a Hunting Scene, Iranian/Persian, mid-16th century, Yale University Art Gallery

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) Authority File

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University has developed a new database to support and enhance the study of understudied manuscript traditions.

"HMML Authority File (HAF) is an open access database that shares lists of authorities used in HMML’s Reading Room and Museum. Metadata in HAF is submitted to the Library of Congress’s Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) as part of HMML’s partnership in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging. The HMML Authority File is part of the Resources for Description of Manuscripts from Understudied Christian and Islamic Traditions project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that will help build the scholarly infrastructure to create access to endangered manuscripts digitized by the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. HAF is a living authority file improved over time. Some authorities may begin as sparse records but grow in detail as additional information is uncovered."

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

ARCHNET NEXT: Open Access Library on the Built Environment of Muslim Societies


The Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT (AKDC@MIT) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture are pleased to invite you to explore this new iteration of the largest online library focused on the built environments of Muslim societies. ARCHNET NEXT is the first major revisioning of the site since 2013 and only the 2nd in the +20 years Archnet has been available. ARCHNET NEXT is designed to be more responsive to users in all corners of the world and on all sorts of devices. We look forward to your feedback!

Aga Khan Museum: Publications
Bing and Harrington Balkan Archive (BHBA)
Architecture and Urban Development of the Deccan Sultanates
Eastern Architectures Secular and Religious: From Pre-historic Times to the Early Twentieth Century
Historic Photos of Architecture from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Islamic Art
A3-Archnet Collaborative for the Documentation of Africa's Built Heritage
Architecture, Ceremonial, and Power: The Topkapi Palace in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
Conservation and Local Development
The Mughals, Uzbeks, and the Timurid Legacy
Mughal Architecture: An Outline of Its History and Development (1526-1858)
Rehabilitation of Souk al-Saqatiyya
Aleppo, Syria
El Emir Abdelkader Mosque
9J4Q+RJ Constantine, Algeria, Algeria
Ankara Office Towers
Ankara, Turkey
Benedictine Monastery of Toumliline
Azrou, Morocco
Urban Renewal of Samora Machel Street Precint
17 Samora Machel St, Durban Central, Durban, 4001, South Africa, South Africa
Bala Hissar Conservation
Kabul, Afghanistan
Ode Omu Central Mosque
Ode Omu, Nigeria



Friday, October 1, 2021

New OA Book: Osmanlı Dönemi İzmir Plan ve Haritaları


Osmanlı Dönemi
İzmir Plan ve Haritaları

19. yüzyılda Osmanlı Devleti’nin başkent İstanbul’dan sonra ikinci büyük ticaret merkezi olan İzmir’in bu süreçte geçirdiği dönüşümü plan ve haritalar eşliğinde bizlere sunan kitapta, bu dönemde hazırlanmış plan ve haritalar ilk kez bir araya getirilmiştir.

ISBN: 9786055826246 6055826240

İzmir Plan ve Haritaları:

Monday, September 13, 2021

New OA book: A Handbook and Reader of Ottoman Arabic

"Written forms of Arabic composed during the era of the Ottoman Empire present an immensely fruitful linguistic topic. Extant texts display a proximity to the vernacular that cannot be encountered in any other surviving historical Arabic material, and thus provide unprecedented access to Arabic language history.

This rich material remains very little explored. Traditionally, scholarship on Arabic has focussed overwhelmingly on the literature of the various Golden Ages between the 8th and 13th centuries, whereas texts from the 15th century onwards have often been viewed as corrupted and not worthy of study. The lack of interest in Ottoman Arabic culture and literacy left these sources almost completely neglected in university courses.

This volume is the first linguistic work to focus exclusively on varieties of Christian, Jewish and Muslim Arabic in the Ottoman Empire of the 15th to the 20th centuries, and present Ottoman Arabic material in a didactic and easily accessible way. Split into a Handbook and a Reader section, the book provides a historical introduction to Ottoman literacy, translation studies, vernacularisation processes, language policy and linguistic pluralism. The second part contains excerpts from more than forty sources, edited and translated by a diverse network of scholars.

The material presented includes a large number of yet unedited texts, such as Christian Arabic letters from the Prize Paper collections, mercantile correspondence and notebooks found in the Library of Gotha, and Garshuni texts from archives of Syriac patriarchs."

A Handbook and Reader of Ottoman Arabic
Esther-Miriam Wagner (ed.) | September 2021
488pp. | 4 B&W or colour illustration | 6.14" x 9.21" (234 x 156 mm)
Semitic Languages and Cultures | ISSN: 2632-6906 (Print); 2632-6914 (Online)ISBN Paperback: 9781783749416
ISBN Hardback: 9781783749423
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781783749430

DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0208
Subject Codes: BIC: CFF (Historical and comparative linguistics), CFP (Translation and interpretation); BISAC: REL006020 (RELIGION / Biblical Biography / General), LAN009010 (LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative)