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.

Follow instructions at:

Free access still available to : 

Open Access Journal: Naqd

Published: University of Copenhagen, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, 1999-
Frequency : Annual
Languages: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish.
ISSN 2246-3364

Special issue #13 is a bibliography of Middle Eastern literature (Arabic, Turkish, and Persian) translated into the Scandinavian languages and into English, French, and German since year 2000.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Arab Image Foundation

The Arab Image Foundation is a non-profit organization established in Beirut in 1997. Its mission is to collect, preserve and study photographs from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab diaspora. 
The AIF’s expanding collection is generated through artist and scholar-led projects. The Foundation makes its collection accessible to the public through a wide spectrum of activities, including exhibitions, publications, videos, a website and an online image database.  
 The ongoing research and acquisition of photographs include so far Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Iraq, Iran, Mexico, Argentina and Senegal. To date, the collection holds more than 600,000 photographs.

Friday, June 20, 2014

al-Qaeda Statements Index.

al-Qaeda Statements Index.
"The al-Qaeda Statement’s Index is an ongoing project created by Professor Barak Mendelsohn with the support of the Political Science department at Haverford College. The Index consists of a database of over 300 statements made by various members of al Qaeda and its affiliates’ senior leadership going back as far as 1994. Each statement is read by a group of research assistants and indexed based on critical keywords and relevant contexts. The index makes it possible to study trends in statements released by al-Qaeda over the years. It is a valuable tool in studying and combating global terrorism. Please note the availability of biographical information on authors with a significant presence in the index."