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.
What Turkish provincial newspapers at CRL revealed about the emergence of a Muslim national identity.
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.