Friday, October 16, 2015

The FIHRIST Catalogue

This catalogue provides a searchable interface to basic manuscript descriptions from some of the major manuscript collections in the UK. With the continuing contribution of manuscript records from UK libraries, Fihrist aims to become a union catalogue for manuscripts in Arabic script.

The Islamic Manuscript Association

The Islamic Manuscript Association is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting Islamic manuscript collections and supporting those who work with them. It was formed in response to the urgent need to address the poor preservation and inaccessibility of many Islamic manuscript collections around the world.

The Islamic Manuscript Association:
  • Articulates standards and guidelines for best practice in cataloguing, conservation, digitisation and academic publishing so that Islamic manuscript collections may be made more accessible and preserved for posterity.
  • Promotes the highest ethical and professional standards in the care and management of Islamic manuscript collections.
  • Promotes excellence in scholarship on Islamic manuscripts, particularly Islamic codicology and disciplines related to the care and management of Islamic manuscript collections.
  • Provides a platform for presenting scholarship on Islamic manuscripts, particularly Islamic codicology and disciplines related to the care and management of Islamic manuscript collections, at its biennial conference at the University of Cambridge.
  • Provides a wide range of online resources about manuscripts and their care.
  • Awards grants to support the care of Islamic manuscript collections and advance scholarship on Islamic manuscripts.
  • Organises regular training workshops in cataloguing, conservation, digitisation and academic publishing as well as an annual workshop on Islamic codicology in cooperation with Cambridge University Library.
  • Facilitates dialogue between individuals with scholarly and professional interests in Islamic manuscripts and institutions holding collections of Islamic manuscripts.
The Islamic Manuscript Association includes among its members libraries and museums possessing collections of Islamic manuscripts as well as individuals with scholarly and professional interests in Islamic manuscripts. Over 600 persons from 25 different countries are members. Members have the right to vote, hold office, apply for grants and receive members' rates for the biennial conference and training workshops.
The Islamic Manuscript Association is an affiliated project of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Altertumswissenschaften in a Digital Age: Egytplogy, Papyrology, and Beyond

Altertumswissenschaften in a Digital Age:
Egytplogy, Papyrology, and Beyond

Electryone an open-access journal co-edited by Prof. Magda El-Nowieemy of University of Alexandria

Electryone is an open-access of Classical Studies and the Ancient Mediterranean World co-edited by Prof. Magda El-Nowieemy of University of Alexandria. 

According to it's homepage its is: an English-language, peer reviewed online journal devoted to ancient historical and philological issues covering the period between the 2nd and 1st millennia BC and the Roman period A.D. Electryone welcomes articles between 4,000 and 8.000 words, shorter notes, responses, etc. up to 2,500 words, and book reviews. It also welcomes presentations of new publications, announcements for conferences and information about research programs.


Three volumes (2013-2015) are online available, see more in the website of the journal here.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A documentary about Ain-Shams University on Youtube

A documentary film about my alma mater  in Arabic is now available on Youtube ( 08.10.2015).  For an older film about the same university, see below the second film.






Monday, October 5, 2015

22 lectures of Edward Said on Youtube

1- The Myth of the "Clash of Civilizations.


2- With Daniel Barenboim in Weimar (Germany), 1999 (in two parts):

Part 1


Part 2


3- Interview by Salman Rushdie at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London (September 1986).

4- On Orientalism



5- The Shadow of the West.


6-  Exiles: A documentary from 1986.



7- Reflections on Exile and Other Essays


8- Imperial Continuity - Palestine, Iraq, and U.S. Policy ( May 8, 2003)


9-Orientalism April 16, 2003.


10- In Search of Palestine - Edward Said's Return Home (BBC).

11- Interview for the Dutch television by Michaël Zeeman.


12-"Talking Liberties" program with Jonathan Ree.

13- The Reith Lecturer Interview: BBC Radio 1993.

14-On the Future of Arab Americans: History, Politics, Religion (1999).

15-Memory, Inequality and Power: Palestine and the Univerality of Human Rights (University of California Berkeley February 19, 2003).

16-Midnight's Children Festival Events: "A Dialogue with Edward Said" (March 5, 2003).


17- Out of Place: A Memoir - Early Years in Palestine, Lebanon, and Egypt (1999).


18- On the Palestinian People (1989).


19- On Palestine April 9, 1999 with Noam Chomsky in Columbia University.

20-Democracy Now (1999) with Noam Chomsky.

21- UCLA Lecture (2002).

22- The last Interview.