Friday, October 9, 2015

Open Access Bibliography: Albiblio - Bibliography of One Thousand and One Nights in Egypt

Bibliography of the Arabian Nights in Egypt compiled by Rasoul Aliakbari, PhD student at the University of Alberta, Canada.

See also:  Arabian Nights Bibliography compiled by Ulrich Marzolph.

International Qur’anic Studies Association

International Qur'anic Studies Association
الجمعية الدولية للدراسات القرآنية
The International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA) is the first learned society dedicated to the study of the Qur’an. We hold conferences around the world and publish cutting-edge research and scholarship. The IQSA community and its partners include scholars, students, publishers, and members of the public. For just $25 you can become an official IQSA member for 2015, and receive exclusive member benefits. Hear from our leaders, partners, and experts.

New Open Access Journal: Manquso
Manquso: Gacetilla de Estudios Epigráficos y Numismáticos Andalusíes
ISSN: 2444-6440
Published: Madrid: Lorca, 2015-
Número 1 – Octubre 2015

Manquso is a new journal dedicated to the study of numismatics and epigraphy of al-Andalus, the Maghrib and Sicily.

See the Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern Studies

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Greek-Arabic New Testament Interlinear Project (GrArNTI)

The Greek-Arabic New Testament Interlinear Project (GrArNTI)
Connecting the Greek New Testament and the Smith-Van Dyck Arabic Translation Through Interlinears
Those who are new to the project may be wondering about the meaning of the expressions “Greek-Arabic Interlinear” and “Arabic-Greek Reverse Interlinear”
What is an interlinear? 
Interlinears contain a word-by-word alignment of a document (source text) and a translation. In such an alignment, the word order of the source text is preserved. In addition to the source text and translation, an interlinear can contain additional information for each word such as how the word appears in the dictionary, additional meanings, and grammatical information about the word.
Below is an example of Greek-Arabic interlinear text; the words in Greek are shown in the original word order and the corresponding translated Arabic words are aligned below them.
What is a reverse interlinear?

A reverse interlinear is just like an interlinear except that the translation is displayed in the original word order.

Below is an example of Arabic-Greek reverse interlinear text; the words of the Arabic translation are shown in the original word order and the corresponding Greek words are aligned below them.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Partially Open Access Journal: Turcica: revue d'études turques ; peuples, langues, cultures, états.

Turcica:  revue d'études turques ; peuples, langues, cultures, états.
"Turcica is a world famous peer-reviewed journal published by specialists in Turkic studies. It publishes articles signed by the most renowned scholars from all over the world, related to Turkic peoples', languages', cultures' and countries' past and present."
Issues published between 1995-2010 are free to read and download.

Publisher:     Leuven : Peeters,1969-
ISSN : 0082-6847
E-ISSN : 1783-1822

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Open Access Quranic Arabic Corpus

 [First posted in AMIR 11 August 2011,  updated 27 September 2015]

Quranic Arabic Corpus
Welcome to the Quranic Arabic Corpus, an annotated linguistic resource which shows the Arabic grammar, syntax and morphology for each word in the Holy Quran. The corpus provides three levels of analysis: morphological annotation, a syntactic treebank and a semantic ontology.
  • Version 0.4 Released - new and updated linguistic features in this version of the corpus
  • Word by Word Quran - maps out the syntax of the entire Quran, with analysis and translation
  • Quranic Grammar - traditional Arabic grammar (إعراب) illustrated using dependency graphs

Friday, September 25, 2015

Science and Islam Video Portal

"The Science and Islam Video Portal is the result of research done June 2014-June 2015 into all videos on the internet that present information on both Islam (in any form) and the natural sciences.  The research team selected a subset of the videos to evaluate further and have presented the results of these evaluations on this portal.
The research project was crafted by Salman Hameed, the director of the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies at Hampshire College.  Dr. Hameed, who writes regularly on Irtiqa, has written about the understandings of evolution in Muslim societies.  Joining him for this project was Vika Gardner, a post-doc research fellow, and fourteen undergraduate cataloguers from across the Five Colleges.  In addition, the project had five advisors, two from within the Five Colleges faculty: Charles Ross, associate professor of evolutionary biology, Hampshire College, and Suleiman Mourad, professor of religion, Smith College.  The other three bring a diverse array of knowledge about Islam, science, and history to the project.  They are Ehab Abouheif, associate professor of biology, McGill University, Asad Q. Ahmed, associate professor of Arabic and Islamic studies, University of California, Berkeley, and George Saliba, professor of Arabic and Islamic studies, Columbia University."