Friday, February 28, 2014

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/Design/DesktopLayouts/PCBSEng/pcbs_banner_top01.gif



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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Digital Collections of Early Printed Materials in the Arabic Script

[Originally posted on 2/21/2014. Updated on 2/25/2014 with a revised link]

Roper, Geoffrey.
“Digital Collections of Early Printed Materials in the Arabic Script.”
Paper presented at the 35th MELCom International Conference, Moscow, May 2013.
Available on the MELCom website at: http://www.melcominternational.org/?page_id=1076

Friday, February 21, 2014

Heritage for Peace

Heritage for Peace
http://www.heritageforpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1H4P-980x130.jpg
We are an international group of heritage workers who believe that cultural heritage is a common ground for dialogue and a tool to build peace. Founded in February 2013, Heritage for Peace’s mission is to support heritage workers as they work to protect their collections, monuments and archaeological sites during armed conflict. We are an NGO based in Girona, Spain.

Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique

[First posted in AMIR 16 October 2011, updated 21 February 2014]

Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique
http://www.epigraphie-islamique.org/epi/styles/banner.png



Le projet du Thesaurus d’épigraphie islamique a pour ambition de réunir toutes les inscriptions arabes, persanes et turques, voire dans d'autres langues du monde musulman, jusqu'à l'an 1000 de l'hégire, c'est-à-dire du Moyen Age.Le Thesaurus d’Epigraphie Islamique s’inscrit dans la lignée du Répertoire Chronologique d’Epigraphie Arabe tout en étant indépendant. En effet, le projet actuel ne tient pas compte seulement des inscriptions arabes mais également persanes et turques, voire d’autres. En outre, les avantages informatiques ont permis une nouvelle présentation de fiche-type ainsi qu’une précision accrue dans l’enregistrement et surtout dans la consultation des données. La Fondation Max van Berchem de Genève a bien voulu accepter la sponsorisation du projet qui a été officiellement mis en route en février 1992. La base de données étant informatisée, on peut facilement imaginer que les premiers pas n’étaient pas simples, «l’universalité» du système informatique n’ayant pas été, à l’époque, encore achevée (problème des caractères latins diacrités, des caractères “neutres“ dans l’écriture arabe, compatibilité entre Macintosh et PC, etc.). Dès le début, la saisie des inscriptions se fait sur l’ordinateur Macintosh et le logiciel utilisé pour l'élaboration de la base est le logiciel “4ème dimension», sous ses différentes versions successives. C’est ainsi que nous sommes passés, non sans mal, par plusieurs systèmes informatiques différents. La diffusion se faisait, à partir de 1998, sous formes de CD-Rom,t puis de DVD-Rom, chaque nouveau disque comprenant une (éventuellement deux ou trois) nouvelle livraison incluant les inscriptions d'une nouvelle région. Le découpage géographique suivi est présenté plus bas, dans la section 5/ des présentes notices.Depuis le mois d’octobre 2011, c’est à dire depuis la 10ème livraison, la base est disponible, gratuitement, sur Internet. Deux ou trois livraisons à venir vont inclure les régions manquant et il sera ainsi prochainement possible, au bout d’un long chemin, de consulter l'ensemble des inscriptions musulmanes du moyen âge! Le projet ne va pas s’arrêter là. La base sera régulièrement enrichie et complétée et tous les deux ans environ, une livraison actualisée, sur le plan scientifique comme sur le plan informatique, va remplacer la livraison précédente.Nous souhaitons susciter, pour les différentes régions comme pour l’ensemble du projet, des collaborations effectives qui vont continuer à être reconnues dans la section 7/ Remerciements.

Previously available only on a CD with periodic updates, the 11th and 12th editions are now available free on the web. Registration required.


1 PRÉSENTATION DU PROJET
2 A PROPOS DES AUTEURS
3 PRISE EN MAIN
4 GUIDE ABRÉGÉ DE LA BASE
5 DÉCOUPAGE GÉOGRAPHIQUE
6 BIBLIOGRAPHIE DES ARTICLES PRÉSENTANT LE THESAURUS
7 REMERCIEMENTS
8 COMMENT CITER LE THESAURUS ?
9 CONTACTS

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Online Publications of the Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford)

Islamic collections

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Islamic seal impressions and ownership stamps online

Chester Beatty Library Seals Project
http://www.cbl.ie/islamicseals/

Islamic Manuscripts Collection, University of Michigan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/97661713@N07/sets/72157634195731483/


Iraqi manuscript libraries  ( Middle East Librarians Association's Committee on Iraqi Libraries )
http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IRAQ/mela/LibraryStamps/LibraryStamps.htm

Library of the Institut d'Égypte
http://ancientworldbloggers.blogspot.com/2011/12/library-stamps-from-institut-degypte.html

Catalogue of seals and talismans housed at the Ashmolean from the 8th to 19th century Islamic world, by Ludvik Kalus (published Oxford, 1986).
http://jameelcentre.ashmolean.org/collection/7/10228

Please let us know about similar collections.

Open Access Journal: Quranica - International Journal of Quranic Research

QURANICA - International Journal of Quranic Research
ISSN 2289-5396

"Quranica (ISSN 2289-5396) is an international trilingual (Arabic, English & Malay) peer-reviewed bi-annual journal published by Centre of Quranic Research (CQR), University of Malaya. This Quranica journal has replaced the formerly journal known as International Journal on Quranic Research (ISSN 2180-4893), and it has been considered as a continuation of the previously published issues. It reflects on the full range of current scholarly works on Qur’anic Studies..."

Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern Studies



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Open Access Journal Archive: al-Hilal (1892-1941)

al-Hilal  (1892-1941)

"Jurji Zaidan founded the monthly magazine Al-Hilal in 1892. It has been continuously published since then and celebrations to commemorate its 120th anniversary were held in Egypt in 2012. In the context of the Memory of Modern Egypt Series documenting the political, social and cultural history of Egypt in the last two hundred years, the Library of Alexandria completed the five year Dar Al-Hilal Documentation project in January 2012, on the occasion of 150th anniversary of the birth of Jurji Zaidan. This project included the digitization of the whole collection of Al-Hilal Magazine from the first year of publication in 1892 to the present day. The Zaidan Foundation website is happy to present, courtesy of the Library of Alexandria, all the issues of Al-Hilal (in Arabic) in the first fifty years between 1892 and 1941 grouped in ten year ..."

Al-Hilal issues 1-10 between 1892 and 1901 click here
Al-Hilal issues 11-20 between 1902 and 1911 click here
Al-Hilal issues 21-30 between 1912 and 1921 click here
Al-Hilal issues 31-40 between 1922 and 1931 click here
Al-Hilal issues 41-50 between 1932 and 1941 click here

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


Open Access Encyclopedia: İslâm Ansiklopedisi


http://www.tdvislamansiklopedisi.org/

Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı İslâm ansiklopedisi /
[Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı, İslâm Ansiklopedisi Genel Müdürlüğü].
Published: Üsküdar, İstanbul : Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı, İslâm Ansiklopedisi Genel Müdürlüğü, 1988-
Description : v. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.

ISBN: 9789753894272 (set)


Contents:
cilt 1. Âb-ı hayât-el-Ahkâmü'ş-şerʻiyye
cilt 2. Ahlâk-Amarı
cilt 3. Amasya-Âşık mûsikisi
cilt 4. Âşık Ömer-Bâlâ Külliyesi
cilt 5. Balaban, Mustafa Rahmi-Beşir Ağa, Moralı
cilt 6. Beşir Ağa Camii-Câfer Paşa Tekkesi
cilt 7. Câʻfer es-Sâdık-Ciltçilik
cilt 8. Cilve-Dârünnedve
cilt 9. Dârüssaâde-Dulkadıroğulları
cilt 10. Dûmetülcendel-Elbise
cilt 11. Elbistan-Eymir
cilt 12. Eys-Fikhü'l-Hadı̂s
cilt 13. Fikih-Gelenek
cilt 14. Gelibolu-Haddesenâ
cilt 15. Hades-Hanefı̂ Mehmed Efendi
cilt 16. Hanefı̂ mezhebi-Hayâ
cilt 17. Hayal-Hilâfiyat
cilt 18. Hilâl-Hüseyin Lâmekânî
cilt 19. Hüseyin Mirza-İbn Haldûn
cilt 20. Haldûn-İbnüʼl-Cezerî
cilt 21. İbnüʼl-Cezzâr-İhvân-ı Müslimîn
cilt 22. İhvân-ı Safâ-İskit
cilt 23. İslâm-Kaade
cilt 24. Kāânî-i-Şîrâzî-Kastamonu
cilt 25. Kastilya-Kile
cilt 26. Kili-Kütahya
cilt 27. Kütahya Mevlevîhânesi-Manisa
cilt 28. Manisa Mevlevîhânesi-Meks
cilt 29. Mekteb-Mısır Mevlevîhânesi
cilt 30. Mısra-Muhammediyye
cilt 31. Muhammediyye-Münâzara
cilt 32. el-Müncid-Nesih
cilt. 33. Nesih-Osmanlılar
cilt. 34. Osmanpazarı-Resuldar
cilt. 35. Resuliler-Sak
cilt. 36. Sakal-Sevm
cilt. 37. Sevr antlaşması-Suveylih
cilt 38. Suyolcu-Şerif en-Nîsâbûrî
cilt 39. Şerif Paşa-Tanzanya
cilt. 40. Tanzimat-Teveccüh
cilt. 41. Tevekkül-Tüsterî.
cilt. 42. Tütün-Vehrân
cilt. 43. Vekâlet-Yûsî
cilt. 44. Yûsuf-Zwemer


Monday, February 10, 2014

Brill's 15 most downloaded journal articles in Middle East & Islamic Studies.

Brill's 15 most downloaded articles from Q4 2013 in the subject area of Middle East & Islamic Studies. These articles are freely accessible until 15 April 2014!

Imagining Hāfez: Rabindranath Tagore in Iran, 1932
Author: Afshin Marashi
Journal of Persianate Studies,
Volume 3,No. 1, pp. 46‑77

A New Introduction Sociology of Islam: Social, Political and Economic Transformations in Muslim Societies
Authors: Gary Wood | Tugrul Keskin
Sociology of Islam,
Volume 1,No. 1‑2, pp. 1‑6

When Did the Bible Become an Arabic Scripture?
Author: Sidney H. Griffith
Intellectual History of the Islamicate World,
Volume 1,No. 1‑2, pp. 7‑23

The ardiyyahs of Ibn al‑Mu'tazz: Breakthrough into Lyricism
Author: Jaroslav Stetkevych
Journal of Arabic Literature,
Volume 41,No. 3, pp. 201‑244

The Sociology of Islam: Precedents and Perspectives
Author: Armando Salvatore
Sociology of Islam,
Volume 1,No. 1‑2, pp. 7‑13

Democracy and Islam: A Tale of Democratic Struggle in a Muslim Majority State
Author: Mohammad Musfequs Salehin
Sociology of Islam,
Volume 1,No. 1‑2, pp. 88‑114

Sociology of Islam: the Desiderata
Author: Bryan S. Turner
Sociology of Islam,
Volume 1,No. 1‑2, pp. 14‑16

The Role of Authentic Islam: The Way Forward for Women in Saudi Arabia
Author: Amani Hamdan
Hawwa,
Volume 10,No. 3, pp. 200‑220

Introduction
Authors: Camilla Adang | Meira Polliack | Sabine Schmidtke
Intellectual History of the Islamicate World,
Volume 1,No. 1‑2, pp. 1‑5

Culture or Class? Why Islam is Neither the Question nor the Answer
Author: Jeff Tan
Sociology of Islam,
Volume 1,No. 1‑2, pp. 64‑87

Even If It's Not True It's True: Using Unreliable Hadīths in Sunni Islam
Author: Jonathan A.C. Brown
Islamic Law and Society,
Volume 18,No. 1, pp. 1‑52

The Muslim‑Majority Character of Israeli Constitutional Law
Author: Adam S. Hofri-Winogradow
Middle East Law and Governance,
Volume 2,No. 1, pp. 43‑80

The Muslim Brotherhood and Democratic Transition in Egypt
Author: Carrie Rosefsky Wickham
Middle East Law and Governance,
Volume 3,No. 1‑2, pp. 204‑223

Discourses of the 2011 Arab Revolutions
Author: Ken Seigneurie
Journal of Arabic Literature,
Volume 43,No. 2‑3, pp. 484‑509

Redefining Islamic Tradition
Author: Etty Terem
Islamic Law and Society,
Volume 20, No. 4, pp. 425‑475