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tabsir , May 12th, 2022
Here is a very useful source for downloading pdfs of Arabic texts on a wide range of subjects. Check it out here: https://ebook.univeyes.com/disciplines
tabsir , March 4th, 2022
Check out an interesting podcast on Muslim writing on science fiction.
tabsir , January 13th, 2022
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Glenn H. Shepard , December 13th, 2021
–Synergetic Press has just released The Mind of Plants: Narratives of Vegetal Intelligence, edited by John C. Ryan, Patricia Vieira and Monica Gagliano, and with a foreword by D…
→Notes from the Ethnoground
tabsir , December 8th, 2021
My friend, the historian G. Rex Smith, has recently translated into English a marvelous travel diary by the French military official and traveller Pierre Loti (1850-1923). It is…
tabsir , November 11th, 2021
Mahmoud Zaki has assembled a major resource on sources for the study of Islamic manuscripts, including links to major digital collections and publications. It can be accessed here….
tabsir , October 16th, 2021
At least 337 Books published in Germany on Islam and history of the Middle East are available to read online or download. Most are in German but a…
tabsir , September 17th, 2021
There is an interesting article on Qantara about the significance of the German poet Goethe’s famous West-Östliche Divan, first published 1819. To read an English translation, click here.
tabsir , September 1st, 2021
by George Nicolas El-Hage, Ph.D. Poetry is the language of prophecy spoken by the angels and gods when they populated this earth before the fall. Hence, the poet…
Glenn H. Shepard , April 27th, 2021
This poem, written fifteen years ago as my youngest son began (thankfully successful) chemotherapy for a rare immune system disease, was recently published for the first time by S…
Anthropology365 , December 8th, 2020
My first glimpse of a peccary/javelina at one of my fieldsites. I am currently working on a manuscript exploring the ways that both literal and metaphorical shadows produce…
Anthropology365 , November 30th, 2020
This is a paper that I wrote for a Ph.D. course: Nature and Capitalism. I’ve been sitting on it and I don’t think I am going to do…
Glenn H. Shepard , June 5th, 2020
The tragic death from coronavirus of indigenous actor Antonio Bolivar, star of the Oscar-nominated film Embrace of the Serpent, has made me reflect back on all the facts…
Marijn Nieuwenhuis , May 21st, 2020
What is the significance of COVID-19? The honest response is that I don’t know which, however, does not prevent me from thinking that it has something crucial to…
Warwick Anderson , May 8th, 2020
Sydney’s Bondi Beach in January 2012. Photo: Alex Proimos As sometimes happens in Sydney in late March, toward the end of summer, that particular Friday was brilliantly hot…
Glenn H. Shepard , March 23rd, 2020
Yellow jessamine infects a premature Spring: Fragrant and lethal. Gelsemium sempervirens, known as yellow jessamine or Carolinajasmine, is a toxic plant with alkaloids related to…
Ian M. Cook , January 2nd, 2020
In his new book Recasting the Region: Language, Culture, and Islam in Colonial Bengal (Oxford University Press, 2014), Neilesh Bose analyses the trajectories of Muslim Bengali politics in…
→the city as a river
firstname.lastname@example.org , October 16th, 2019
In this fourth and final installment of our author interview series, we are pleased to welcome Bruce Grant (New York University), in conversation with the winner of this…
→The CESS Blog
Beth Derderian , October 7th, 2019
Even after 15 years of teaching literature on the Arabian Peninsula, I still worry about finding the right texts for my students. They are majoring in English language,…
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Julia Brown , June 11th, 2019
In this public lecture, Gabrielle Carey and Julia Brown hope to achieve at least two things. First, to humanise and reduce fear around the condition of schizophrenia (a…
→The Familiar Strange
Briohny Doyle , March 14th, 2019
This is the third in a series of posts by scholars who attended the Anthropocene Campus Melbourne, an event hosted in September by Deakin University as part of…
Philip W. Scher , February 5th, 2018
In creating other worlds, Ursula Le Guin showed the power inherent in constructions of culture and new realities. Marian Wood Kolisch/Flickr This article was originally published at The…
zephyrin_xirdal , October 21st, 2017
zeph’s pop culture quiz #60 A man is sitting in the cinema. Which movie is he watching? Mind, I am not asking from which film the screenshot is…