Sunday, November 17, 2013

Open Access Journal: Jordan Journal for History and Archaeology (JJHA) - المجلة الأردنية للتاريخ والآثار

Jordan Journal for History and Archaeology (JJHA) -  المجلة الأردنية للتاريخ والآثار
ISSN: 1996-9546 
Jordan Journal for History and Archaeology (JJHA) is an International Quarterly, Refereed Research Journal. It is concerned with publishing refereed scientific papers by local and international authors. Issued quarterly, the journal sets itself to publishing original topics whose scientific and practical value is concerned with history and archaeology. Manuscripts are published mainly in Arabic or English. However, other languages approved by the Editorial Board may be considered as well. Submitted papers are evaluated anonymously by specialists in their field.


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Monday, November 11, 2013

Exhibit: Preserving the Iraqi Jewish Archive

Preserving the Iraqi Jewish Archive

Startling evidence of the once vibrant Jewish life in Iraq came to light in May 2003 — over 2,700 books and tens of thousands of documents were discovered in the flooded basement of the Iraqi intelligence headquarters by a US Army team. The remarkable survival of this written record of Iraqi Jewish life provides an unexpected opportunity to better understand this 2,500-year-old Jewish community. For centuries, it had flourished in what had generally been a tolerant, multicultural society. But circumstances changed dramatically for Jews in the mid-twentieth century, when most Iraqi Jews fled and were stripped of their citizenship and assets. To provide accessibility throughout the world to the damaged materials found in 2003, the US National Archives and Records Administration and its partners have preserved, cataloged, and digitized the books and documents.
The Preservation Project Search the Collection View the Exhibit

Open Access Journal: Cumhuriyet International Journal of Education

Cumhuriyet International Journal of Education
Publisher: Cumhuriyet University, 2012-
In Turkish and English.
Frequency : Quarterly
e-ISSN: 2147-1606

"Cumhuriyet International Journal of Education is journal published four times a year. It aims to contribute to scientific enquiry by disseminating information with its unique articles in English and Turkish."


Vol 1, No 2 (2012)

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Friday, November 8, 2013

AMIR on Jadaliyya

AMIR was recently interviewed by Tadween Publishing blog.
Tadween is highlighting organizations and individuals who play a role in the Open Access movement and knowledge production and preservation.
The interview has now been posted on Jadaliyya:

Jadaliyya is a reputable E-magazine featuring information and analysis of the Middle East by journalists, academics and artists.

Open Access Journal: Middle Eastern Analysis / Ortadogu Analiz

Middle Eastern Analysis / Ortadogu Analiz
ISSN:    1308-7541
Publisher:    Turkmen Cooperation & Cultural Foundation Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM)
In Turkish and English
Published: 2009-

Middle Eastern Analysis 2012 Issues (Issue 37 – 48)

Middle Eastern Analysis 2011 Issues (Issue 25 – 36)

Middle Eastern Analysis 2010 Issues (Issue 13 – 24)

Middle Eastern Analysis 2009 Issues (Issue 1 – 12)

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Digital archive of Turkish leftist newspapers: Solyayin


Online archive of 124 leftist journals published in Turkey and assembled by a Turkish collector.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Open Access E-Magazine: Rowayat - Literary journal emerging from Egypt

  Rowayat - Literary Journal emerging from Egypt
"Our vision is to create a space where high quality literary work can be read and be accessible. A space for both emerging and established writers, who dream and write in English. This literary journal, will give a voice to Egyptian writers who express themselves creatively in English. A way for writers of this generation to express themselves. Also to be included in this journal are Egyptian writers who are abroad, and foreign writers who live in Egypt. If we had an association it would be called the Egyptian English Fiction Writers Association, and this would be its journal.
This journal is to feature/highlight only works of fiction. Future Egyptian writers can look back, read, understand maybe get a glimpse of what it was like to write in Egypt today. Maybe also what it means to be Egyptian today. What it's like to be creative today in Egypt.Any non-fiction will be either interviews with renowned/successful authors or about something relating to English fiction writing in Egypt. All the visuals will include Art that reflects the fiction included. The journal will be issued bi-annually. Arabic fiction already has several literary journals. So Arabic fiction will not be included and neither will Arabic in translation."

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sharing Ancient Wisdoms

Sharing Ancient Wisdoms
Welcome to the website of the Sharing Ancient Wisdoms project, and the SAWS Dynamic Library of Wisdom Literatures.

This project was funded by Humanities in the European Research Area, as part of their first Joint Research Programme. We are very grateful to them, and to our home institutions: King’s College London, The Newman Institute Uppsala, and the University of Vienna.
...The focus of the SAWS project is on collections of ideas and opinions – ranging from pithy sayings to short passages from longer philosophical texts - which make up the ancient genre of Wisdom Literature.  Such collections are found in all the cultures of the Middle East and Europe; but they have tended to be treated by scholars as nothing more than quarries for the earlier materials which they excerpted. They are also not easy to publish in book form, since each collection is a composition with its own identity. But they are key components in understanding the societies where they circulated, and the formation and transmission of ideas, both within those societies and between them, since many have been chosen for translation. Thus the collection of sayings published by Caxton, which circulated in several western European languages, was based on the Spanish translation of an Arabic collection, itself drawing on ancient Greek traditions...
Gnomological Material in Arabic and in Arabic-Spanish transmission
SAWS edition, 2013
Texts established by Ines Dallaji, Lorenz Nigst, Christoph Storz, Elvira Wakelnig
ISBN 978-1-897747-27-8

SAWS edition, 2013
Texts established by Christoph Storz and Elvira Wakelnig
ISBN 978-1-897747-28-5

SAWS edition, 2013
 Annotated edition of Greek Gnomologia by Denis Searby, Måns Bylund, Pontus Österdahl, with English translation by Denis Searby
ISBN 978-1-897747-26-1

SAWS edition, 2013
 Greek textEnglish translation and commentary by Charlotte Roueché, with further translations by H.G. Beck, J. Signes Codoner, G.G. Litavrin, M.D. Spadaro
ISBN 978-1-897747-29-2

Dynamic Library

Monday, November 4, 2013

Open Access Journal: CTAD Journal of Modern Turkish History Studies
(CTAD) Journal of Modern Turkish History Studies
Published: Hacettepe University, The Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History
"The Journal of Modern Turkish History is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal,
published biannually by The Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Hacettepe
University. The Journal consists of manuscripts in Turkish and English."

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Friday, November 1, 2013

AMCA Project: Online database for modern and contemporary artists from the Arab world

AMCA Project: Online database for modern and contemporary artists from the Arab world
Project of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA).

As of 11/01/2013 portfolios and  brief biographies of 69 artists are displayed:

Abdallah Benanteur (b.1931)
Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar (1925-1965)
Abdul Qader Al Rais (b.1951)
Abduljabbar Al Yahya (b.1929)
Adam Henein (b.1929)
Adel El Siwi (b.1952)
Afifa Aleiby (b.1953)
Ahmad Moualla (b.1958)
Ahmad Nawash (b.1934)
Ahmed Cherkaoui (1934-1967)
Aref el Rayess (1928-2005)
Assadour Bezdikian (b.1943)
César Gemayel (1898-1958)
Chaibia Tallal (1929-2004)
Daoud Corm (1852-1930)
Dia Azzawi (b.1939)
Effat Nagui (1905-1994)
Elias Zayat (b.1935)
Faeq Hassan (1914-1992)
Fahrelnisa Zeid (1901-1991)
Faisal Samra (b.1955)
Farid Belkahia (b.1934)
Fateh Moudarres (1922-1999)
Fouad Bellamine (b.1950)
George Bahgoury (b.1932)
Habib Srour (1860-1938)
Hafidh al-Droubi (1914-1991)
Hamed Nada (1924-1990)
Hamed Oweis (1919-2011)
Ibrahim El-Salahi (b.1930)
Ismail al Sheikhly (1924-2001)
Ismail Fattah (1943-2004)
Jamil Molaeb (b.1948)
Jawad Salim (1919-1961)
Khalil Saleeby (1870-1928)
Louay Kayali (1934-1978)
Mahjoub Ben Bella (b.1946)
Mahmoud Hammad (1923-1988)
Mahmoud Said (1897-1964)
Mahmud Obaidi (b.1966)
Marwan Kassab Bachi (b.1934)
Modhir Ahmed (b.1956)
Mohamed Kacimi (1942-2003)
Mohamed Muhraddin (b.1938)
Mohammad el Rawas (b.1951)
Mohammed Melehi (b.1936)
Mohammed Omar Khalil (b.1936)
Mona Saudi (b.1945)
Mounir Canaan (1919–1999)
Nabil Anani (b.1943)
Nabil Nahas (b.1949)
Nizar Sabour (b.1958)
Nja Mahdaoui (b.1937)
Omar Onsi (1901-1969)
Paul Guiragossian (1926-1993)
Rafa Nasiri (b.1940)
Ragheb Ayad (1892-1982)
Ramses Younan (1913-1966)
Sabhan Adam (b.1972)
Saliba Douaihy (1909-1994)
Saloua Raouda Choucair (born 1916)
Sami Mohammed (b.1943)
Shafic Abboud (1926-2004)
Shakir Hassan Al Said (1925-2004)
Sliman Mansour (b.1947)
Suad al-Attar (b.1942)
Yousef Ahmed (b.1955)
Youssef Abdelke (b.1951)
Zaman Jassim (b.1971)