Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus
Project icon: lavishly furnished initial letter with a painting of Ptolemy using an astrolab.
Welcome to the homepage of the project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL). The website has now been implemented with a beta-version of the database and with samples of transcriptions and images.
The database currently includes the following:
  • Works: 120 entries giving cursory descriptions of Latin Ptolemaic works, that is, works by Ptolemy or attributed to him and commentaries thereupon.
  • Manuscripts: over 250 entries for Latin manuscripts containing Ptolemaic works.  
  • Glossary: nearly 2000 Greek and Arabic technical terms from selected texts (Almagest I-II, Planetary Hypotheses, Planispherium, Tetrabiblos).    
Two Transcriptions are available:
  • Almagest, Latin translation by Gerard of Cremona
  • Almagestum parvum
HD Images of a rapidly increasing number of Ptolemaic works can be accessed through the menu item Reproductions.
Implementation will continue over the coming months and it is anticipated that the alpha-version of the database will be available by the end of 2017. Feedback and comments are welcome at info@ptolemaeus.badw.de.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Open Access E-book: Western Arabia in the Leiden collections : traces of a colourful past


http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=622811

Title: Western Arabia in the Leiden Collections: Traces of a Colourful Past.
Authors: Mols, Luitgard E. M., and Arnoud Vrolijk.
Published: Leiden : Leiden University Press, 2016
Summary:    
"In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Dutch diplomats, scholars and travellers assembled unique collections in Jeddah, Mecca and Medina. The Dutch presence in Arabia, where they established a consulate in Jeddah, was intimately connected with the supervision of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca from the Netherlands East Indies, present-day Indonesia. Notable guests at this consulate included the formidable Dutch Islamicist Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, visiting Arabia in 1884-1885. With the invaluable help of local Muslims, Dutch collectors tried to capture the essence of what they regarded as an 'authentic' Oriental culture in a period when Arabia was already looking towards modernity. These extensive collections are now preserved at the Leiden Museum of Ethnology (Museum Volkenkunde, est. 1837) and Leiden University (founded 1575). Together, they allow a glimpse into a colourful and vibrant society, one virtually vanished today under ever-growing numbers of pilgrims, changing political and religious allegiances and sudden economic prosperity."

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Open Access Maps: Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey (Hrant Dink Foundation)


http://turkiyekulturvarliklari.hrantdink.org/en/

 Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey (Hrant Dink Foundation)


"Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey is a product of Hrant Dink Foundation’s cultural heritage inventory project. The map records Armenian, Greek, Syriac, and Jewish cultural heritage in order to make visible the multiple cultures and facets of different communities in Anatolia. Information on public buildings such as churches, schools, monasteries, cemeteries, synagogues, and hospitals has been gathered from primary and secondary sources, as well as from various archives, and has been shared through this online map. Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey is a work in progress; it will live and flourish, first and foremost, by way of the contribution and feedback of its users."

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Open Access Journal: Tarih Okulu Dergisi / Journal Of History School

Tarih Okulu Dergisi / Journal Of History School
ISSN (print): 1308-5298
ISSN (online): 2148-  4260
Editörden… Değerli bilim insanları; Tarih Okulu Dergisi yeni sayısıyla bilim dünyasının karşısına çıkmanın mutluluğunu yaşamaktadır. Size Aralık 2016 tarihli 9/XXVIII numaralı sayımızı sunmanın kıvancını yaşıyoruz. Tarih Okulu Dergisi’nin bu sayısında çeşitli alanlardan 35 makale ve 1 çeviri bulunmaktadır. Dergimizin 9/XXVIII sayısına destek vererek onurlandıran yazarlarımıza, değerlendirme aşamasında kıymetli vakitlerini ayıran hakemlerimize ve derginin sizlere ulaşmasını sağlayan çalışma arkadaşlarımıza ayrıca müteşekkiriz. Yeni sayımızın bilim dünyasına katkı sağlaması temennisiyle… Yrd. Doç. Dr. Gökhan KAĞNICI
2016
Sayı:XXV
Sayı:XXVI
Sayı:XXVII
Sayı:XXVIII


2015
Sayı:XXI
Sayı:XXII
Sayı:XXIII
Sayı:XXIV

2014
Sayı:XVII
Sayı:XVIII
Sayı:XIX
Sayı:XX

2013
Sayı:XIV
Sayı:XV
Sayı:XVI

2012
Sayı:XIII
Sayı:XII

2011
Sayı:XI
Sayı:X
Sayı:IX

2010
Sayı:VIII
Sayı:VII
Sayı:VI

2009
Sayı:IV
Sayı:III
Sayı:II
Sayı:V

2008
Sayı:I

Monday, January 9, 2017

Open Access Maps: Istanbul Urban Database

http://www.istanbulurbandatabase.com/

Istanbul Urban Database
"Istanbul Urban Database is an accessible, interactive mapping platform for historians, architects, city planners and other researchers to examine and contribute to the collective memory of Istanbul. This project is a sustainable platform that blends a wide range of historical data, and is the most comprehensive online archive of Istanbul’s urban history.

The project is an ongoing digital humanities project developed by Nil Tuzcu, a researcher at MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative. The project is being developed in collaboration with Professor Sibel Bozdogan, Gul Nese Dogusan Alexander, and Marysol Rivas Brito.

The platform presents a series of historical maps, aerial imagery, historical photos, geographical features like historical transportation routes, as well as many points of interest such as the historical beaches of Istanbul. Users can selectively examine historical maps or superimpose multiple maps with adjustable transparency values, and overlay georeferenced features to the base maps. The project also provides a tool for side-by-side comparison of two maps from different times, allowing users to examine in detail the changes took place over time. "

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Open Access Resources from the Center for Research Libraries


https://www.crl.edu/blogs/crls-pivot-open-access


[CRL announcement from September 20, 2016]: 
"As of January 1, 2017, all digital materials hosted on the web by CRL, that derive from source materials in the public domain or for which CRL has secured the requisite rights and permissions, will be available without restriction. Further, CRL will no longer limit access to public domain materials digitized by CRL or under CRL auspices.  Materials not known to be in the public domain and for which CRL has not secured the requisite rights and permissions, however, will remain available only to researchers at member libraries to the extent that fair use allows."
More at: https://www.crl.edu/blogs/crls-pivot-open-access


AMIR will periodically post individual titles that are affected by this policy and should be of interest to AMIR readers.
In the meantime users may explore the newly available content at: http://catalog.crl.edu/search~S5/

Open Access Journal: Perceptions : journal of international affairs

http://sam.gov.tr/category/publications/perceptions/


Perceptions : journal of international affairs.
Published: Ankara, Turkey : SAM, [1996]-
ISSN: 1300-8641



"Perceptions is a quarterly English language academic journal that features contributions from distinguished Turkish and international scholars.

Perceptions is the flagship publication of SAM. The content of the journal ranges from security and democracy to conflict resolutions and international challenges and opportunities."