Category Archives: Online Resources

Apps for Learning Cursive Japanese

By James Harry Morris Learning how to read cursive Japanese script (or alternatively cursive Chinese script) is one of the most difficult tasks that I have faced as a scholar of East Asian history. Even now it is a skill

Apps for Learning Cursive Japanese

By James Harry Morris Learning how to read cursive Japanese script (or alternatively cursive Chinese script) is one of the most difficult tasks that I have faced as a scholar of East Asian history. Even now it is a skill

Keeping up with Digital Humanities

Interested in learning more about Digital Humanities? Or technology in general? How do you keep up with the latest? Here are some pointers (primarily for those working in Classical Islamic Studies).   Which tool should I use? http://dirtdirectory.org Various tools

Keeping up with Digital Humanities

Interested in learning more about Digital Humanities? Or technology in general? How do you keep up with the latest? Here are some pointers (primarily for those working in Classical Islamic Studies).   Which tool should I use? http://dirtdirectory.org Various tools

Suleymaniye Manuscripts now come with a Watermark

I regret to inform you that when you procure digital photos of Turkish manuscripts, at least those who fall under Suleymaniye kutuphanesi, you will now get them with a watermark embedded. This, apparently, is true whether you get them for

Suleymaniye Manuscripts now come with a Watermark

I regret to inform you that when you procure digital photos of Turkish manuscripts, at least those who fall under Suleymaniye kutuphanesi, you will now get them with a watermark embedded. This, apparently, is true whether you get them for

Gifts Inspired by Islamic Philosophy

Go over to http://www.zazzle.com/almaqtul/products to get gifts about Suhrawardī, the great 12th century Islamic philosopher. Right now there is a cool 30% off, on some even 50%. You can buy a t-shirt, a sweater, a bag, a mug, a cap, stickers, magnets, even a watch

Gifts Inspired by Islamic Philosophy

Go over to http://www.zazzle.com/almaqtul/products to get gifts about Suhrawardī, the great 12th century Islamic philosopher. Right now there is a cool 30% off, on some even 50%. You can buy a t-shirt, a sweater, a bag, a mug, a cap, stickers, magnets, even a watch

AlKindi online catalog: the future of Islamic studies cataloging

Recently, the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies in Cairo published a new version of their catalog. The technology and thinking behind this catalog is very exciting. Their technology is probably the best out there. They have full support for the

AlKindi online catalog: the future of Islamic studies cataloging

Recently, the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies in Cairo published a new version of their catalog. The technology and thinking behind this catalog is very exciting. Their technology is probably the best out there. They have full support for the

Making Manuscripts Accessible: U of Michigan

A good example of bringing the disclosure of a manuscript collection into the digital age, using simple and readily available techniques, is the collection at the University of Michigan. Here I will briefly describe what they did and how they did

Making Manuscripts Accessible: U of Michigan

A good example of bringing the disclosure of a manuscript collection into the digital age, using simple and readily available techniques, is the collection at the University of Michigan. Here I will briefly describe what they did and how they did

Online Resources

Turkish Islam Ansiklopedisi Available Online

The 44 volume İslâm Ansiklopedisi is reason enough to learn Turkish. And its companion website is, as far as I can see, absolutely brilliant. The website has a very clean interface with clear options for searching. It even includes little buttons

Online Resources

Turkish Islam Ansiklopedisi Available Online

The 44 volume İslâm Ansiklopedisi is reason enough to learn Turkish. And its companion website is, as far as I can see, absolutely brilliant. The website has a very clean interface with clear options for searching. It even includes little buttons