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
„Arabischer Sprachführer für Reisende“ (Arabic Phrasebook for Travelers) compiled by Martin Hartmann in 1881 is now digitally available on MENAdoc.
Martin Hartmann was one of the founders of modern Islamic Studies before the First World War. He was one of the few Orientalists who worked on the spot for a long time and knew the conditions.
The German Fraktur font of the book was converted to full text by OCR software. The results are pretty good compared to the version on archive.org.
Verzeichnis der arabischen Handschriften in der Bibliothek der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft (DMG)*
Hans Wehr promoted Arabic Studies worldwide with his “A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic “. In 1940, he compiled this overview of the holdings of historical manuscripts of the DMG. These documents are still part of the society’s collection. Continue reading
Al- Qurʾān al-karīm – a handwritten copy of the Quran from 1599 has been digitized for our open access collection MENAdoc and is now available online. Continue reading
Bibliotheca Islamica Volume 57
The critical edition of “Ākām al-marjān” by Badr al-Dīn al-Shiblī is now available on our open access repository MENAdoc.
This is a born-digital version with full text in Arabic and English. The book was published by the Orient Institut Beirut together with the Klaus Schwarz Verlag in 2017. Continue reading
The Shanghai University is hosting a conference on ‘Orientalism, Neo-orientalism and Post-Orientalism in African, Middle East, Latin American, Asian/Chinese Studies‘ from 17-18 May 2018. Der Call for Papers ist bis zum 29. Februar 2018 offen.
Den vollständigen Call for Papers finden Sie hier: Continue reading
The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton is hosting a workshop on ‘Dots, Marginalia and Peritexts in Middle Eastern Manuscripts‘ from 11-12 June 2018. The Call for Papers is open until 15 January 2018.
You can find the full Call for Papers here: Continue reading