Friday, 2 December 2011
Monday, 21 November 2011
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Routledge announced its latest free access campaign, Access All Areas, offering free online access to its complete range of Area Studies journals for six weeks, available from the 3rd November to 16th December 2011.
There are 17 titles in the Middle East section:
Sunday, 16 October 2011
[from H-TURK post]
"PUBL.- 2011 Issue of Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique online
Thesaurus d'épigraphie islamique is now available on the Web and free!
Just go to http://www.epigraphie-
Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique (formerly on CD-Rom, now online), new issue :
No. 10 : Inscriptions from South-East Asia (Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam)
In the same issue are also included, updated:
No. 1: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya;
No. 2: Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain);
No. 3: Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan);
Nos. 4 and 5: Egypt;
No. 6: Indian world (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives);
Nos. 7-9 : Sub-Saharan Africa, Irak, Western Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Malta, France)
Now altogether almost 23,000 inscriptions, with 6,000 photos of inscriptions.
The Thesaurus d'epigraphie islamique is designed and compiled under the direction of Ludvik Kalus, Professor at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and Directeur d'Etudes at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris.
Carried out by Frederique Soudan, Chargee de recherche de la Fondation Max van Berchem.
Developed under the patronage of the Fondation Max van Berchem (Geneva).
The goal of the Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique is to bring together all of the inscriptions in Arabic, Persian and Turkish (as well as in other "small" languages) from the Muslim world up to the year 1000 of the Hegira.
The Thesaurus d'epigraphie islamique is a vital resource for historians, art historians and other specialists of the region.
Operating under the major Web browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet explorer) , it performs searches quickly and easily by various criteria such as date, current location, kind of inscription, site, type of support, material and more. By doing a word search in the Arabic text, it is possible to locate every inscription containing a particular word, in couple of seconds.
For epigraphical and technical questions, please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ludvik Kalus and Frederique Soudan)"
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
"The Fall issue of the CRL online publication FOCUS on Global Resources spotlights the Middle East and Islam. Learn more about Middle Eastern resources available at CRL or online, a professor’s use of provincial newspapers to explore the emergence of Turkish national identity, and documentation of the Arab Spring uprisings in and through various media.FOCUS is available at http://www.crl.edu/focus/fall-
Thursday, 6 October 2011
This regularly updated blog offers plenty of news regarding academic resources on the Middle East.
Monday, 3 October 2011
Framing the Arab Uprisings: a historical perspective
Fred Halliday Memorial LectureDate: Thursday 6 October 2011
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Juan Cole
Chair: Professor Kimberly Hutchings
Juan Cole is Richard P Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and author of the blog Informed Comment.
This lecture is funded by the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Foundation and is part of The Fred Halliday Distinguished Lecture Series.
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Thursday, 22 September 2011
The London MENA (Middle East & North Africa) Film Festival
Launch - October 2011
Festival - November 2011
Monday, 6 June 2011
This 8-mins film showcases some of IHF's programmes on Persian language, including the 2010 Shahnameh exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and IHF's Institutional Partnership Programme, which supports Persian studies teaching and curatorial posts at universities and museums. It also describes IHF's digitisation programmes which include the Golha Digitisation Project and a new programme to catalogue and digitise some of the major works held in the Persian manuscript collection at the British Library.
Shubbak : A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture
The Mayor of London presents Shubbak, the capital’s first ever celebration of contemporary culture from across the Arab world, showcasing over seventy events in more than 30 venues throughout the city from 4 – 24 July 2011.
Shubbak (Arabic for 'window') offers a wide-ranging programme of visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature, architecture, lectures and discussion.
The festival will feature work by contemporary Arab artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, choreographers and architects based in London and around the world including Algeria, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, India, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA.
Monday, 17 January 2011
Special Maps of Persia
27 January 2011
7 - 9 pm
Brunei Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London, Russell Square, London
A lecture by Dr. Cyrus Alai, focusing on the history of the political
maps of Persia up to the early parts of the 20th century.
Iran Heritage Foundation & London Middle East Institute at SOAS
Friday, 14 January 2011
Aims to provide free access to a digital archive of materials about Sudan. It is a special project of the Rift Valley Institute with support from UNICEF, UNEP and the Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation. Topics covered include: economic, social and political development in the region, the civil war and peace process; conflict in Darfur. There is also general country information about the history, culture, politics and economy of Sudan. Materials published between 1920-2009.
See more on the Sudan referendum http://electionsinthenews.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Click on the picture above to go to the website of the Centre for Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, where you can download the report.