Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Open Access Encyclopedia: Islam Ansiklopedisi
(not identical to the Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı İslam Ansiklopedisi)
Monday, April 25, 2011
Open Access Encyclopedia: The Bahá'í Encyclopedia Project
hat tip to Stephen Lambden
The Bahá’í Encyclopedia Project has the goal of producing a reliable, comprehensive, current, and easy-to-use encyclopedic reference work covering a wide range of Bahá’í subjects.
Friday, April 22, 2011
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New Open Access Journal: Shi'a Studies
New quarterly magazine of the Centre for Islamic Shi'a Studies (CISS).
No. 1 (April-June 2011)
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Arabic Dictionary: al-Azharî, Tahdhîb al-lugha
Scanned version (low quality) from almostafa.info
Working pdf-edition in 5 volumes:
zipped word-files from almeshkat.com resp. shamela.ws
Scanned Arabic Dictionary: Ibn Manzûr, Lisân al-'arab
From the internet archive
Egypt in Transition - Chatham House Workshop Report
The workshop brought together a group of Egyptian activists, opposition party members, journalists and representatives of civil society organizations from across the political spectrum with a small number of UK policy-makers to discuss Egypt's changing political landscape and its relations with the UK and the West.
Key findings that emerged included:
- Egyptians feel that in the post-Mubarak era they have an unprecedented opportunity to reshape the political landscape.
- Challenges that will be faced include increasing political awareness at the grassroots; connecting activists and the political elite to the needs of marginalized populations, especially in rural areas; and encouraging/enabling a fragmented opposition to coalesce into coherent groups.
- The military's role in politics is seen as problematic and it should be replaced by a civilian government as soon as possible.
- The Mubarak era has left a bitter legacy in Egypt's relations with the West, as most Egyptians perceive Western governments to have been supporters of his rule; Western policy-makers will have to make serious efforts to build relationships of trust with the new political actors in Egypt.
See also: Middle East and North Africa Programme reports
Monday, April 18, 2011
Open Access Journal: The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (EJRS)
The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences is a peer reviewed journal under the responsibility of the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS). It aims at publishing quality research scientific articles that will cover all aspects of remote sensing and its applications in different subject areas such as: geology, mineral exploration, hydrogeology, geomorphology, planetary geology, soil sciences, agriculture, space archeology, surveying, urban planning, environment, engineering geology, image and signal processing, coastal research and space sciences.
Articles should be concise, innovative and of interest to a broad spectrum of readers.
Volume 12 ,2009
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Open Access Journal: Encuentro Islamo-Cristiano
Encuentro nació al impulso de tres motivos: la importancia indiscutible del Islam con más de 1400 millones de seguidores; la exhoración al diálogo y a la colaboración con el Islam del Concilio Vaticano II y la impronta de los más de ocho siglos de presencia musulmana, en un encuentro que hicieron de al-Andalus una de las cumbres de la civilización mundial y el lugar que hizo posible una de las más sorprendentes transformaciones vitalizadoras del saber humano.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Filāḥa Texts Project
The purpose of the Filāḥa Texts Project is to publicise and elucidate the written works collectively known as the Kutub al-Filāḥa or ‘Books of Husbandry’ compiled by Arab, especially Andalusi, agronomists mainly between the 10th and 14th centuries (see Authors & Works). These systematic and detailed manuals of agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry have been sadly neglected and remain largely unknown in the Anglophone world - apart from some of the Yemeni works they have never been translated into English. They not only provide primary source material for the understanding of what has been called the ‘Islamic Green Revolution’ but constitute a rich body of knowledge concerning a traditional system of husbandry which is as valid today as it was a thousand years ago and has much relevance to future sustainable agriculture. See Introduction.
The Filāḥa texts are preserved in some 240 manuscripts scattered in libraries and institutions in 40 different cities, mainly in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. See Map of Holding Institutions.
© PRINCETON UNIVERITY LIBRARYArabic botanical treatise. Unknown author and date.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Open Access Series: Crown Papers
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Open Access Journal: CHALLENGE
CHALLENGE is a leftist magazine focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict within a global context. Published in Tel Aviv, it features political analysis, investigative reporting, interviews, eye-witness reports, gender studies, arts, and more. Its editorial staff includes Jews and Arabs. Challenge is part of a network including Al Sabar (in Arabic) and Etgar (in Hebrew).
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Jordanian National Heritage Documentation and Management System
A State-of-the-Art System for Jordan’s Archaeological SitesMEGA-Jordan is a purpose-built geographic information system (GIS) to inventory and manage archaeology sites at a national level. It has been developed using state-of-the-art technology and requires no more than basic computer skills to enter site and site element boundaries and buffer zones; site details such as condition, threats, and other monitoring updates; and to print out detailed, up-to-date reports on Jordan’s vast number of archaeological sites. The system, in both Arabic and English, is web-based and will standardize and centralize data throughout the Kingdom.
Open Access Encyclopedia: Jewish Encyclopedia
"This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations.
Open Access Encyclopedia: al-Mawsû'a al-fiqhiyya
scanned in pdf-files on the internet archive
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Open Access Journal: Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi
Hakemli bir dergi olan Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi 11 yıldır yayın hayatına devam etmektedir. Yılda Mayıs ve Aralık olmak üzere iki sayı olarak çıkan dergimiz TÜBİTAK, ULAKBİM tarafından taranmaktadır. Ayrıca uluslararası bir indeks olan MLA International Biblography tarafından da taranmakla uluslararası bir niteliğe sahip olmuştur. Dergimiz, sosyal bilimlerin; tarih, sosyoloji, felsefe, filoloji, coğrafya, arkeoloji, sanat tarihi, hukuk, siyaset bilimi, uluslararası ilişkiler, iktisat ve güzel sanatlar gibi bir çok alanında yerli ve yabancı araştırmacıların Türkçe ve diğer dillerdeki çalışmalarına yer vererek, bu çalışmaları akademik camianın katkısına ve tartışmasına sunmayı amaç edinmiştir. Dergimiz, 2009 Aralık Sayısı'ndan itibaren yayın hayatına hem basılı hem de elektronik ortamda devam edecektir.
Open Access Series: Stop Killing and Stoning Women (SKSW) Publications: Policy Briefing Series I
Stop Killing and Stoning Women (SKSW) Publications: Policy Briefing Series I
- No Justice in Justifications: Violence Against Women in the Name of Culture, Religion and Tradition
This paper gives a general overview of discourses on culture, tradition, and/or religion that are used to justify, and therefore perpetuate, specific manifestations of VAW in our focal countries, as well as local methods to counter such arguments. While recognising that culture and religion can be empowering for, and central to, both individual and collective identities, this article will look at the misuse of these discourses for the purpose of sanctioning impunity for perpetrators and silencing dissenters. This discussion concludes with recommendations for activists, scholars, and policy makers.
- Stoning is Not our Culture: A Comparative Analysis of Human Rights and Religious Discourses in Iran and Nigeria
Rochelle Terman & Mufuliat Fijabi
Since stoning is implemented differently in different contexts, this paper presents two case studies - Iran and Nigeria - in order to examine the issue in a comparative perspective. These case studies detail the specific ways in which stoning arises, as well as how local activists work to eliminate stoning in their own countries. We conclude with specific recommendations to policy makers and civil society.
- Criminalizing Sexuality: Zina laws as Violence against Women in Muslim Contexts
Ziba Mir Hosseini
This paper shows how zina laws and the criminalization of consensual sexual activity can also be challenged from within Islamic legal tradition. Far from mutually opposed, approaches from Islamic studies, feminism and human rights perspectives can be mutually reinforcing, particularly in mounting an eff ective campaign against revived zina laws. By exploring the intersections between religion, culture and law that legitimate violence in the regulation of sexuality, the paper aims to contribute to the development of a contextual and integrated approach to the abolition of zina laws, thereby broadening the scope of the debate over concepts and strategies of the SKSW Campaign.
Open Access Journal: Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) Newsletters
Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) Newsletters
Open Access Journal: Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal
Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal
See the Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern Studies
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Open Access Journal: Library and Information Research Journal
این مجله از مجله مطالعات تربيتي و روان شناسي تفکیک شده است و بطور تخصصی در حوزه کتابداری و اطلاع رسانی مقالات علمی- پژوهشی نویسندگان محترم را می پذیرد.
Vol 10, No 2 (1388) پاييز- شماره 21
Vol 8, No 3 (1386) زمستان -شماره 17
Vol 7, No 1 (1385) تابستان- شماره 13
Vol 5, No 2 (1383) پاييز-شماره 10
Open Access Journal: Türk Kütüphaneciliği
Türk Kütüphaneciliği, Türk Kütüphaneciler Derneği’nin resmi yayın organıdır. Dergide bilgi ve belge yönetimine ilişkin sorunları inceleyen ve çözüm önerileri sunan Türkçe veya İngilizce özgün bilimsel (hakemli) yazılar, görüşler, okuyucu mektupları, tanıtım yazıları, çeviri yazıları, haberler ve mesleki toplantı duyurularına yer verilmektedir. Dergide yayımlanan makaleler "Türkiye Makaleler Bibliyografyası", "Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA)" ve "TÜBİTAK-ULAKBİM Sosyal Bilimler Veri Tabanı" (SBVT)’nda indekslenmektedir. Yazılarda belirtilen düşünce ve görüşlerden yazar(lar)ı sorumludur. Gönderilen yazılar Yayın Kurulu ve Yazı Değerlendirme Kurulu’nun incelemesinden geçer.
Türk Kütüphaneciliği (Turkish Librarianship) is the quarterly journal of the Turkish Librarians’ Association. It is a peer-reviewed journal publishing original scientific (refereed) articles, opinion papers, reader letters, reviews, translations, news and professional meetings on information management in Turkish and in English. Articles that appear in Türk Kütüphaneciliği are indexed in the "Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA)", "Bibliography of Articles in Turkish Periodicals" and "TÜBİTAK-ULAKBİM Social Sciences Database".
Open Access Journal: PASSIA Bulletins
The Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA), founded in March 1987, is a group of Palestine academics and intellectuals in Jerusalem.
Palestinian Political Prisoners
Israeli Settlement Activities & Related Policies in Jerusalem
ملاحظات حول القدس وفلسطين في الخطاب العربي
The Process of Palestinian Dispossession
From the Files of 1948 Paintings and Stories Related Articles
Settlements and the Wall
The Question of Jerusalem
Between Historical Heritage and Political Geography
قضية القدس بين الإرث التاريخي والجغرافية السياسية
Arabic, 16 pages, Dec. 2004
See the Alphabetical list of Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern Studies