Mitteilungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft: open-access content

By Mary Fisk|March 25, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology|0 comments

The Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen has made the first 100 volumes of the eminent Mitteilingen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft (MDOG) from 1898 to 1968 available on open-access. The journal contains reports from the excavations carried out by the German Archaeological Society (DOG) in the Ancient Near Eastern region, along with philological, historical, religious and cultural studies Click here to go to the University’s website and link to the journal

Hebrew Studies journal now on open-access

By Mary Fisk|March 6, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Linguistics, Literature|0 comments

  Hebrew Studies is an internationally recognized scholarly journal for the study of the Hebrew language and literature across all periods. Content after 1990 has now been made available on the Free Library platform Click here to access Hebrew Studies on open-access via AWOL (Ancient World Online)  SOAS Library has holdings of Hebrew Studies in print from No.17 (1976) onward, and the preceding title Hebrew Abstracts from No.1 (1954) to

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10th anniversary of Journal of Institutional Economics

By Victoria Bird|February 20, 2014|Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

To mark the 10th anniversary of Journal of Institutional Economics (JOIE), Cambridge University Press are making an online anniversary collection of papers freely available. This online only collection of papers features prominent articles from across the 10 volumes of the journal, including: What is an institution? John R. Searle Challenges and growth: the development of the interdisciplinary field of institutional analysis Elinor Ostrom Institutions and economic development: theory, policy and history Ha-Joon Chang

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Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History – open-access sample issue

By Mary Fisk|February 20, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Publishers de Gruyter have made the inaugural issue of their new Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History available on open-access (articles can be downloaded and viewed as PDFs) Content of the first issue includes Intellectual history and Assyriology by Niek Veldhuis, and The history of science and ancient Mesopotamia by Francesca Rochberg Click here to go to Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History Vol.1, no.1 (2014)  

Open access journals for History, Religions, and Ancient Near Eastern studies

By Mary Fisk|January 29, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

The following open-access titles with content of interest to students of History, Study of Religions and Ancient Near East, Semiitcs and Judaica have recently been announced on the AWOL blog ( Click on the title of each journal to access content MELA Notes (Middle East Librarians Association – MELA advise that users download issues 1-63 (1973-1996) to their own computer’s hard drive. Issues from no.64 (1997) onward can be viewed via

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Zoroastrian cuisine and the Cyrus cylinder on open-access

By Mary Fisk|August 15, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Anthropology and Sociology, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

On the occasion of its silver jubilee in 2012, the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA) , published online Eat, live, pray: a celebration of Zarathustri culture and cuisine. As well as being a culinary and cultural history of the Zoroastrians, the book contains 72 recipes contributed by members of the Zoroastrian diaspora community across the globe – such as Gos noo bafaat (meat in a sweet-and-sour coconut

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Round-up of recent web resources on Byzantium

By Mary Fisk|August 14, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, Gender, History, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

Siege of Constantinople (1453) from a manuscript in the Bibliotheque Nationale (France) (image from: ; [this file is in the {PD-US} domain in the United States] Portail des resssources Byzantines (Université de Fribourg, Switzerland) The public part of this portal includes Project Typika (a database of terms relating to artifacts and raw materials mentioned in Byzantine documents), an interactive guide to web resources on Byzantium and a traditional bibliography Dumbarton Oaks Resources

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FREE Access to a Wiley Special Collection of Articles on China and the World Economy: Investment and Trade

By Victoria Bird|March 7, 2013|China and Inner Asia, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Unknown|0 comments

Wiley Publishers have created a special collection of articles, edited by Professor Shujie Yao, featuring 16 papers that “…have been carefully selected from a broad range of economic journals. All the papers have large numbers of downloads and citations, but they share a common focus of interest: China and the World Economy from an Investment and Trade Perspective.”  Professor Shujie Yao has provided a full introduction here, which is also available in Chinese. Simply click on

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Vicino Oriente is back!

By Mary Fisk|January 24, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History|0 comments

(By Dbachmann at en.wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons : The journal Vicino Oriente (published by the Oriental Studies Section of Rome “La Sapienza” University”) is back on open access – although you will have to download a whole issue rather than browse and view individual articles on screen. The open-access content is currently from Vol.8 (1989) to Vol.15 (2011). Vicino Oriente covers Near Eastern archaeology, history and epigraphy and also takes

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Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals (IASJ)

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|December 6, 2012|Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

The Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research of Iraq is pleased to announce the launch of the new service “Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals” (IASJ). IASJ is one platform where all scholarly journals published by the Iraqi universities and research institutions are indexed and discovered. All journals in IASJ are peer-reviewed and open access. Most of the contents are in Arabic, though searching and browsing in English is possible thanks

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