Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Jordanus, an International Catalogue of Mediaeval Scientific Manuscripts

Jordanus, an International Catalogue of Mediaeval Scientific Manuscripts, provides information about mediaeval manuscripts written in Western Europe between 500 and 1500 A.D., which deals with mathematical sciences, i.e. arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and mechanics. It is the result of research projects that were funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (1977-1985) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (1985-1989). The database was originally set up at the Lehrstuhl für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich by Prof. Dr. Warren Van Egmond and Prof. Dr. Andreas Kühne, and was later brought online by Dr. Gerhard Brey. It was provided an internet platform by King's College (London University) in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn). Jordanus is now available again on the server of the project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in Munich. It was restored and reinstalled by Erwin Rauner.

More see here.

Ptolemæus Arabus et Latinus

Ptolemæus Arabus et Latinus is a project of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the University of Würzburg. It has been established as part of the Akademienprogramm of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German federal states for a period of 25 years beginning in 2013. The project is dedicated to the edition and study of the Arabic and Latin versions of Ptolemy's astronomical and astrological works and related material. The project director, Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus Hasse, is professor at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, while the researchers of the project are based at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Munich. The team includes two research leaders, Dr. David Juste and Dr. Benno van Dalen, and three full-time researchers, currently Dr. María José Parra Pérez, Dr. Henry Zepeda and the doctoral student Bojidar Dimitrov. A listing of the complete PAL team can be found here.

Digital Averroes Research Environment

The Digital Averroes Research Environment (DARE) collects and edits the works of the Andalusian Philosopher Averroes or Abū l-Walīd Muammad Ibn Amad Ibn Rušd, born in Cordoba in 1126, died in Marrakesh in 1198.

DARE makes accessible online digital editions of Averroes's works, and images of all textual witnesses, including manuscripts, incunabula, and early prints. Averroes's writings and the scholarly literature are documented in a bibliographical database.
More, see the website of the project here.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

"Avec toi de Suzanne Taha Hussein"s Arabic translation is republished by Hindawi foundation (free)

Hindawi foundation republishes the Arabic translation of the memoirs of Suzanne Taha Hussein about her life with Taha Hussein "Avec toi": De la France à l’Egypte: «un extraordinaire amour» Suzanne et Taha Hussein (1915-1973).

See the Arabic translation here. If you want the French buy it from here.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Arabian Epigraphic Notes An Open Access Online Journal on Arabian Epigraphy

Two new articles online!

The first two articles of the 2015 issue of AEN are now online:
  1. M.C.A. Macdonald, On the uses of writing in ancient Arabia and the role of palaeography in studying them
  2. A. Al-Jallad & A. al-Manaser, New Epigraphica from Jordan I: a pre-Islamic Arabic inscription in Greek letters and a Greek inscription from north- eastern Jordan.
The Arabian Peninsula contains one of the richest epigraphic landscapes in the Old World, and new texts are being discovered with every expedition to its deserts and oases. Arabian Epigraphic Notes is a forum for the publication of these epigraphic finds, and for the discussion of relevant historical and linguistic issues. The Arabian Peninsula is broadly defined as including the landmass between the Red Sea and the Arabo-Persian gulf, and stretching northward into the Syrian Desert, Jordan, and adjacent cultural areas. In order to keep up with the rapid pace of discoveries, our online format will provide authors the ability to publish immediately following peer-review, and will make available for download high resolution, color photographs. The open-access format will ensure as wide a readership as possible. more here http://www.arabianepigraphicnotes.org/.