Friday, September 23, 2022

New OA Book: Islamic Astronomy and Copernicus, Prof. Dr. Jamil Ragep


F. Jamil Ragep’in son kırk yılda yayınladığı 15 makaleyi bir araya getiren bu eser, İslam astronomi ve bilim geleneklerinin Kopernikçi Güneş merkezli sistemin ortaya çıkışına nasıl tesir ettiğine dair yeni bakış açıları ve derinlikli bir kavrayış öne sürüyor. Makaleler, Kopernik astronomisinin İslam astronomisindeki arka planına yönelik teknik ve içerik odaklı kanıtlar öne sürerken bu birikimin Orta Çağ ve Erken Modern dönem Avrupa entelektüel ve kültürel ortamlarına hangi tarihsel ve bilimsel bağlamlar çerçevesinde ulaştığını incelemenin önemine işaret ediyor. Ragep’in yeni soruları içeren ve birçok İslam, Latin ve Yunan bilim metnini incelemek suretiyle sıkı bir araştırma örüntüsü ortaya koyan makaleleri, İslam astronomlarıyla Kopernik arasındaki bağlantıyı kapsamlı bir çokkültürlü perspektiften incelemeye meraklı herkesin ilgisini çekecektir.

Yazar: Prof. Dr. Jamil Ragep

Ağustos 2022
ISBN: 978-625-8352-02-3
DOI: 10.53478/TUBA.978-625-8352-02-3

New OA Book: Amulets and Talismans of the Middle East and North Africa in Context Transmission, Efficacy and Collections (Brill)

Amulets and Talismans of the Middle East and North Africa in Context: Transmission, Efficacy and Collections

Series: Leiden Studies in Islam and Society, Volume: 13
Editors: Marcela A. Garcia Probert and Petra M. Sijpesteijn

In this volume amulets and talismans are studied within a broader system of meaning that shapes how they were manufactured, activated and used in different networks. Text, material features and the environments in which these artifacts circulated, are studied alongside each other, resulting in an innovative approach to understand the many different functions these objects could fulfil in pre-modern times. Produced and used by Muslims and non-Muslims alike, the case studies presented here include objects that differ in size, material, language and shape. What the articles share is an all-round, in-depth approach that helps the reader understand the complexity of the objects discussed and will improve one’s understanding of the role they played within pre-modern societies.

Contributors Hazem Hussein Abbas Ali, Gideon Bohak, Ursula Hammed, Juan Campo, Jean-Charles Coulon, Venetia Porter, Marcela Garcia Probert, Anne Regourd, Yasmine al-Saleh, Karl Schaefer and Petra M. Sijpesteijn.

Copyright Year: 2022

E-Book (PDF) Availability: Published ISBN: 978-90-04-47148-1

Publication date: 25 Apr 2022 Paperback Availability: Published ISBN: 978-90-04-47147-4 Publication date: 28 Apr 2022.

Amulets and Talismans:

Monday, August 1, 2022

OA Journal: رسلة المشرق (Risālat al-Mashriq)

Journal title: رسلة المشرق (Risālat al-Mashriq)

Published by: مركز الدراسات الشرقية: جامعة القاهرة (Centre for Oriental Studies, Cairo University)

Frequency: 1 issue per year. 

Articles published in Arabic. 

"تهدف المجلة لنشر الوعي بين الباحثين والشباب بالحضارة والتراث والآداب واللغات الشرقية وآدابها والتعريف بالمجتمعات التي تتحدث بهذه اللغات. تتميز المجلة بالجدية والأصالة ومواکبة المتغيرات والأحداث المرتبطة بالدراسات الشرقية (أدبية، لغوية، سياسية، اجتماعية، تاريخية، فلسفية)." 


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Open Access: Journal of Iran National Museum = Majallah-i Millī-i Īrān = مجله موزه ملی ایران

Title: Journal of Iran National Museum = Majallah-i Mūzih-i Millī-i Īrān = مجله موزه ملی ایران
Published: Iran National Museum, 2021-
Frequency: two issues per year
In English and Persian.
ISSN:    2783-2228

The journal publishes research and reports on all issues associated with museums and archaeology. It publishes two peer-reviewed issues per year in English and Persian.

The journal brings together curators, museum administrators, and archaeologists to present their research results about the museums and archaeology. Submissions must comply with the requirements set out in the instructions to contributors. The journal is open access and free to all individuals and institutions.

See the Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern Studies 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

MOOC: The Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World

The Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World. A Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Medieval Abbasid Baghdad. To access the course it is necessary to register on the platform Coursera, registration and participation are free. "The intended audience is BA-students and/ or an interested general audience.

"In this online course we will focus on the fascinating history of the Medieval Arabic world. We will take you on a journey through the Middle Ages starting off in eighth-century Baghdad. Along the old pilgrim trails we will go to places like Mecca, Jerusalem and Najaf. We will visit the Abbasid court, the Harem of the caliph, and the palace of the Mamluk Sultan.

We will show you some beautiful medieval manuscripts that live on as the silent witnesses of the impressive achievements of scientists and medical doctors of this forgotten era. European scholarship in the Renaissance leaned heavily on the texts and inventions from the Middle East, which were the outcome of this sophisticated advanced society.

All along we will present you with historiographical debates and dilemma’s, reflecting on the way we look at and interpret history. And while taking you on this journey, we will travel back and forth in time explaining to you how events of the past affected and shaped the world as we know it today. Join us for the MOOC on The Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World!

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Qalamos - connecting manuscript traditions


Qalamos is a portal for manuscripts from Asian and African writing traditions. The portal is being developed as part of the DFG project "Orient-Digital". Project partners are the Bavarian State Library in Munich, the Gotha Research Library, the Berlin State Library and the University Computer Center in Leipzig. 

"Qalamos provides direct access to metadata and digitised copies of Oriental manuscript collections in Germany. It comprises approximately 135,000 manuscript datasets from Asian and African script traditions containing descriptions of 120,000 physical objects written in more than "160 languages and 80 scripts..."

"In Qalamos, you can either search for a title directly or browse authority records for over 1,000 mainly Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Turkish works, which are partly linked to title records of the Integrated Authority File ( GND ) and Library of Congress Authorities ..."

"An important feature of Qalamos is authority control. The portal contains authority records of authors, copyists, owners and other individuals connected to a manuscript. ... "