Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Open Access Maps: Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey (Hrant Dink Foundation)


http://turkiyekulturvarliklari.hrantdink.org/en/

 Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey (Hrant Dink Foundation)


"Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey is a product of Hrant Dink Foundation’s cultural heritage inventory project. The map records Armenian, Greek, Syriac, and Jewish cultural heritage in order to make visible the multiple cultures and facets of different communities in Anatolia. Information on public buildings such as churches, schools, monasteries, cemeteries, synagogues, and hospitals has been gathered from primary and secondary sources, as well as from various archives, and has been shared through this online map. Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey is a work in progress; it will live and flourish, first and foremost, by way of the contribution and feedback of its users."

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Open Access Journal: Tarih Okulu Dergisi / Journal Of History School

Tarih Okulu Dergisi / Journal Of History School
ISSN (print): 1308-5298
ISSN (online): 2148-  4260
Editörden… Değerli bilim insanları; Tarih Okulu Dergisi yeni sayısıyla bilim dünyasının karşısına çıkmanın mutluluğunu yaşamaktadır. Size Aralık 2016 tarihli 9/XXVIII numaralı sayımızı sunmanın kıvancını yaşıyoruz. Tarih Okulu Dergisi’nin bu sayısında çeşitli alanlardan 35 makale ve 1 çeviri bulunmaktadır. Dergimizin 9/XXVIII sayısına destek vererek onurlandıran yazarlarımıza, değerlendirme aşamasında kıymetli vakitlerini ayıran hakemlerimize ve derginin sizlere ulaşmasını sağlayan çalışma arkadaşlarımıza ayrıca müteşekkiriz. Yeni sayımızın bilim dünyasına katkı sağlaması temennisiyle… Yrd. Doç. Dr. Gökhan KAĞNICI
2016
Sayı:XXV
Sayı:XXVI
Sayı:XXVII
Sayı:XXVIII


2015
Sayı:XXI
Sayı:XXII
Sayı:XXIII
Sayı:XXIV

2014
Sayı:XVII
Sayı:XVIII
Sayı:XIX
Sayı:XX

2013
Sayı:XIV
Sayı:XV
Sayı:XVI

2012
Sayı:XIII
Sayı:XII

2011
Sayı:XI
Sayı:X
Sayı:IX

2010
Sayı:VIII
Sayı:VII
Sayı:VI

2009
Sayı:IV
Sayı:III
Sayı:II
Sayı:V

2008
Sayı:I

Monday, January 9, 2017

Open Access Maps: Istanbul Urban Database

http://www.istanbulurbandatabase.com/

Istanbul Urban Database
"Istanbul Urban Database is an accessible, interactive mapping platform for historians, architects, city planners and other researchers to examine and contribute to the collective memory of Istanbul. This project is a sustainable platform that blends a wide range of historical data, and is the most comprehensive online archive of Istanbul’s urban history.

The project is an ongoing digital humanities project developed by Nil Tuzcu, a researcher at MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative. The project is being developed in collaboration with Professor Sibel Bozdogan, Gul Nese Dogusan Alexander, and Marysol Rivas Brito.

The platform presents a series of historical maps, aerial imagery, historical photos, geographical features like historical transportation routes, as well as many points of interest such as the historical beaches of Istanbul. Users can selectively examine historical maps or superimpose multiple maps with adjustable transparency values, and overlay georeferenced features to the base maps. The project also provides a tool for side-by-side comparison of two maps from different times, allowing users to examine in detail the changes took place over time. "

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Open Access Resources from the Center for Research Libraries


https://www.crl.edu/blogs/crls-pivot-open-access


[CRL announcement from September 20, 2016]: 
"As of January 1, 2017, all digital materials hosted on the web by CRL, that derive from source materials in the public domain or for which CRL has secured the requisite rights and permissions, will be available without restriction. Further, CRL will no longer limit access to public domain materials digitized by CRL or under CRL auspices.  Materials not known to be in the public domain and for which CRL has not secured the requisite rights and permissions, however, will remain available only to researchers at member libraries to the extent that fair use allows."
More at: https://www.crl.edu/blogs/crls-pivot-open-access


AMIR will periodically post individual titles that are affected by this policy and should be of interest to AMIR readers.
In the meantime users may explore the newly available content at: http://catalog.crl.edu/search~S5/

Open Access Journal: Perceptions : journal of international affairs

http://sam.gov.tr/category/publications/perceptions/


Perceptions : journal of international affairs.
Published: Ankara, Turkey : SAM, [1996]-
ISSN: 1300-8641



"Perceptions is a quarterly English language academic journal that features contributions from distinguished Turkish and international scholars.

Perceptions is the flagship publication of SAM. The content of the journal ranges from security and democracy to conflict resolutions and international challenges and opportunities."

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Syria: A Living History (exhibition catalogue, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto)


https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/sites/default/files/downloadable/AKM_EXH_Syria-exhibition-companion-book.pdf

Syria: A Living History 

Oct 15 2016 to Feb 26 2017

Few countries have captured the world’s attention like Syria has today. Stories of conflict and displacement dominate the media and define people’s awareness of the place. Syria: A Living History brings together artifacts and artworks that tell a different story — one of cultural diversity, historical continuity, resourcefulness, and resilience. For over five millennia, this region perched on the eastern Mediterranean has witnessed great world civilizations commingling on its soil and producing art, literature, and culture that constitute the country’s rich legacy. Strongly informed by a distinctive landscape and history, artists of Syria throughout the ages have made priceless contributions to world heritage. Syria: A Living History inspires new understanding of Syria’s past and present, and invites new ways of thinking about its future.

Co-Curators
Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip, Aga Khan Museum
Professor Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, MIT

Historian
Dr. Ross Burns, Sydney, Australia

https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/exhibitions/syria-living-history 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Open Access Report: Afghanistan in 2016: A Survey of the Afghan People


http://asiafoundation.org/where-we-work/afghanistan/survey/




Afghanistan in 2016: A Survey of the Afghan People

Publisher: The Asia Foundation, 2016
275 pages

"The national mood in Afghanistan is at a record low, and Afghans are pessimistic because of insecurity, corruption, and rising unemployment and slow job growth. At the same time, more Afghans, particularly rural Afghan men, now support women’s right to vote and women’s right to work outside the home than ever before. The 2016 Survey of the Afghan People polled 12,658 Afghan respondents from 16 ethnic groups across all 34 provinces, including insecure and physically challenging environments. The annual survey is the longest-running and broadest nationwide survey of Afghan attitudes and opinions. Since 2004, the Survey has gathered the opinions of more than 87,000 Afghan men and women, providing a unique longitudinal portrait of evolving public perceptions of security, the economy, governance and government services, elections, media, women’s issues, and migration."