Tag: Folklore and Proverbs

Book Launch on Almanac Lore of the Arab gulf

I will be giving a book launch on my recent book on Gulf almanac lore via Zoom for the Qatar National Library on February 22, 2023. Details about…

Seasonal Knowledge and Arab Gulf Almanacs

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book: Seasonal Knowledge and the Almanac Tradition of the Arab Gulf. Details about the book, including a free…

January in Yemen’s Agricultural Calendar

From the Facebook site of al-Amth?l al-zir?‘iyya f? Tih?ma.

The Syrian Mark Twain

Read the article here.

Rethinking Egyptian Cosmology and the Grand Canyon

Desert View of the Grand Canyon (©el-Sayed el-Aswad, October, 2021) This article relates to a previous paper entitled “Egyptian Cosmology and the Grand Canyon” published by Tabsir on…

al-Qazwini Manuscript

check it out here…

Traditional Seafaring in the Gulf

The online event “Under the Sails – Maritime Conversation on Trade and Seafaring. Perspectives from Iran and Kuwait” held on May 26, 2021 is now available to view…

Damascus Heritage

For an impressive website devoted to the heritage of Damascus, check out “Damascus Heritage.” There are several Youtube videos accessible from the website. I especially like the im…

Marvels and Wonders: Al-Qazwini and Beyond

There is a fascinating talk on Youtube by Travis Zadeh on marvels and wonders in Islamic texts, especially the many versions of al-Qazwini.

Pierre Cachia 1921-2017

Pierre Cachia 1921-2017 Pierre Cachia slipped away peacefully on 1st April, a few days shy of his 96 th birthday, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. With the…

Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset

This Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset (MCADD) consists of a collection of books, journals and maps related broadly to the Himalayas and its outlying attached ranges including…