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Fall 2011 | Volume 31, Number 1 | Download PDF
Middle Eastern and Islamic Resources

CRL President Bernie Reilly describes how this issue explores, from a number of perspectives, the variety of source materials available for scholarly research on the Middle East.

CRL Director of International Resources James T. Simon spoke with Professor Gavin D. Brockett of Wilfred Laurier University about the role CRL materials played in his research for his new book How Happy to Call Oneself a Turk: Provincial Newspapers and the Negotiation of a Muslim National Identity (University of Texas).

Roberta L. Dougherty, Middle Eastern Studies Librarian, University of Texas at Austin, examines recent efforts to document the “Arab Spring” revolutionary movements that began in December 2010, particularly Egypt’s Tahrir Square.

To observe how new technologies currently serve research purposes, CRL recently performed an assessment of Archive-It content based on three public collections related to the Middle East.

In response to member feedback, CRL has substantially augmented its collections and services in this area, from Arabic manuscripts to the British India Office files on modern Iran.

The periodical Soera Moehammadijah documents the development and programs of Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s largest and most successful modernist Muslim movement. CRL collections.
The periodical Soera Moehammadijah documents the development and programs of Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s largest and most successful modernist Muslim movement. CRL collections.