Osama Bin Laden files released

By Victoria Bird|November 2, 2017|Archival collections, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica, Politics, Politics and International Relations, Religions|

The CIA has releases nearly 470,000 additional files recovered in the May 2011 Raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound. The material contains audio, document, image, video, and software operating system files. The material is posted in the original Arabic and in as close to the original form as possible, modified only so the files cannot be edited. Among other things, this release includes: Usama Bin Ladin’s personal journal and more

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Free Trial Access to Cambridge Archives Editions

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|September 23, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Archival collections, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Korea, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

For one month, SOAS students and staff can freely try one of the most desirable collection of historical reference materials. In cooperation with Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Archive Editions is now available online at East View, and is accessible on-campus and off-campus from 22nd September till 21st October 2014. For many years Cambridge Archives Editions has specialized in the history of the Middle East, Russia and the Balkans, the Caucasus,

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New primary sources for Middle East studies

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|September 19, 2013|History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

Students and researchers at SOAS have recently gained access to two new databases of archival documents that are of crucial importance in the studies of Middle East modern history and politics: Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969 http://www.archivesdirect.amdigital.co.uk Archives Direct is a suite of collections sourced from The National Archives, Kew – the UK government’s official archive. The Confidential Print series originated out of a need for the Government to preserve

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