A group of Specialized Information Services and the Berlin State Library are attempting to acquire a national licence for the database “Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1996”.
Access to this database should be highly interesting for all Continue reading
Fojnica: Osmanski dokumenti iz arhiva Franjevačkog samostana
Bosnia was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1463, and with it the Franciscan monastery of the Holy Spirit of Fojnica, founded in the 14th century.
Due to its eventful history, the monastery archive offers very special treasures such as the caftan of a sultan and over 3000 original documents in Turkish. Continue reading
The “Bamberger Einführung in die Geschichte des Islams (BEGI)” (The Bamberg Introduction to the History of Islam) has been online for a few weeks now. This is an interactive overview of the history of Islam in 14 chapters in German by Prof. Dr. Patrick Frank.
The text contains links to larger images, maps, digitised material, selected Wikipedia articles and Qur’anic quotations from the Corpus Coranicum database.
The presentation can be used as a free online course by educational institutions or in self-study.
Image from codex Petermann I 673, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, f. 98a
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science starts the “Islamic Scientific Manuscript Initiative” (ISMI).
The mission of the Initiative (ISMI) is to make accessible information on all Islamic manuscripts in the exact sciences (astronomy, mathematics, optics, mathematical geography, music, mechanics, and related disciplines), whether in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or other languages. Continue reading
The “Bibliographical Database for Historiography of Ottoman Europe” is now live and offers several thousand bibliographical meta-data sets regarding works in over 20 languages – and much more.
The project “Bibliotheca Arabica” has been approved for the University of Leipzig and the Saxon University of Sciences, aiming to develop and compile fundamental knowledge on literary and scientific production and practice between the 12th and 19th century. Please find a description of the project below. Continue reading