Monday, September 29, 2014

Open Access Report: “Delivering Democracy”

“Delivering Democracy” 5th CIHRS’ annual report on the human rights situation in the Arab world

Publisher: Cairo : Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, 2012

Open Access Report: The Lawless Zone

The Lawless Zone report : the transfer of policing and security to the Civilian Security Coordinators in the settlements and outposts.
Published: Tel Aviv : Yesh Din, 2014
Description: 54 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ottoman Diplomats : Letters from the Imperial Legation in Brussels (1849–1914)

 Ottoman Diplomats : Letters from the Imperial Legation in Brussels (1849–1914)

"Ottoman Diplomats is a digitization project of the research group Power in History: Centre for Political History at the University of Antwerp (UA). It offers online access to a selection of diplomatic documents from the Imperial Legation in Brussels (1849–1914).
Next to telegrams and periodic diplomatic reports by Ottoman diplomatic agents (dispatches, dĂ©pĂȘches) in Brussels and replies and instructions by their superiors in Istanbul, the collection also contains some letters by Ottoman consuls in Belgium and by Ottoman ambassadors or ministers in other European capitals.
The letters are in French and their content is very diverse: reports dealing with Belgian and international society, politics, commerce, industry and finance, but also letters about matters of protocol, or internal issues of the Ottoman Mission."

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Open Access Manuscripts Library: St. Cyril and Methodius Digital Library

"The digitalization of valuable materials from the St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library collections started in 2006. In autumn 2007 these digital images became accessible for users through the library’s website. By the beginning of 2014 have been digitalized and included in the Digital Library nearly 330 000 files - manuscripts, old printed books, unpublished documents from the Bulgarian Historical Archive and Oriental Department, portraits and photos, graphical and cartographical editions, Bulgarian newspapers and journals from 1844 to 1944 – images and their metadata. Users could search in the Electronic archive through the specialized system DocuWare. The digitalized originals are on free access for users.
 The Digital Library is structured in several collections according to the type and the chronological scope of the included documents. The different collections are subdivided in separate sections..."

St. Cyril and Methodius Digital Library

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Open Access Journal: Bulletin of the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE)

 [First posted in AMIR 31 December 2011, updated 16 July 2014]

Bulletin of the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE)
ISSN 1461-­4316
The ASTENE Bulletin is published four times a year and aims to keep members informed of research interests and queries in the field of travel in Egypt and the Near East. Members are encouraged to submit information and material for the Bulletin relating to on-going research and interests, conferences etc.

There is also a focus on useful subject-related bibliographies and biographies. The Bulletin contains the following regular or semi-regular features: articles — perhaps on work in progress, which should be no more than 2,000 words; select bibliographies; features on research resources; ASTENE news: publications, conferences, seminars, exhibitions etc.; other exhibitions, conferences of interest; announcements of relevant books/articles — in preparation, forthcoming, recently published; members' notes and queries.

Submissions for the next Bulletin must be received by 15th December 2010. We welcome articles, queries, replies and other related matters from members. Please send the contributions to the Editors, Sheila and Russell McGuirk via email at
Bulletin No.57 Autumn 2013
Bulletin No.56 Summer 2013
Bulletin No.55 Spring 2013
Bulletin No.54 Winter 2012/13
Bulletin No.53 Autumn 2012
Bulletin No.52 Summer 2012
Bulletin No.51 Spring 2012
Bulletin No.50 Winter 2011/12
Bulletin No.49 Autumn 2011
Bulletin No.48 Summer 2011
Bulletin No.47 Spring 2011
Bulletin No.46 Winter 2010/11
Bulletin No.45 Autumn 2010
Bulletin No.44 Summer 2010
Bulletin No.43 Spring 2010
Bulletin No.42 Winter 2009/10
Bulletin No.41 Autumn 2009
Bulletin No.40 Summer 2009
Bulletin No.39 Spring 2009
Bulletin No.38 Winter 2008/09
Bulletin No.37 Autumn 2008
Bulletin No.36 Summer 2008
Bulletin No.35 Spring 2008
Bulletin No.34 Winter 2007
Bulletin No.33 Autumn 2007
Bulletin No.32 Summer 2007
Bulletin No.31 Spring 2007
Bulletin No.30 Winter 2006-7
Bulletin No.29 Winter 2006
Bulletin No.28 Summer 2006
Bulletin No.27 Spring 2006
Bulletin No.26 Winter 2005
Bulletin No.25 Autumn 2005
Bulletin No.24 Summer 2005
Bulletin No.23 Spring 2005
Bulletin No.22 Winter 2004
Bulletin No.21 Autumn 2004
Bulletin No.20 Summer 2004
Bulletin No.19 Spring 2004
Bulletin No.18 Winter 2003
Bulletin No.17 Autumn 2003
Bulletin No.16 Summer 2003
Bulletin No.15 Spring 2003
Bulletin No.14 Supplement Winter 2002
Bulletin No. 14 Autumn 2002
Bulletin No.13 Spring 2002
Bulletin No.12 October 2001
Bulletin No.11 April 2001
Bulletin No.10 October 2000
Bulletin No.9 April 2000
Bulletin No.8 October 1999
Bulletin No.7 April 1999
Bulletin No.6 October 1998
Bulletin No.5 April 1998
Bulletin No.4 October 1997
Bulletin No.3 December 1996
Bulletin No.2 August 1996
Bulletin No.1 July 1995

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Free access to the Journal of Abbasid Studies

Brill offers free access to individuals to its new Journal of Abbasid Studies. Registration required. Offer valid until 31 December 2014.

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