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
The project Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal is a reference portal for the digital linking of research results. Additionally, it provides digital tools for working with data as well as an infrastructure for sharing tools and research. Continue reading
The Max-Planck Research Group ‘How ‘Terrorists’ Learn’ is working on understanding the learning structures within terrorist groups via the analysis of quantitative data and primary documents as well as field research with former members of such groups.
The SIS Religious Studies is offering a new service in the form of RelBib, a new Open Access database available to users without registration and free of charge. The database contains titles on Islam and the Christian Orient as well.