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Useful links of online sources for Arab and Islamic Studies

  • Arabic Papyrology Database

  • ArchNet: an international online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, conservationists, and scholars, with a focus on Muslim cultures and civilizations

  • Al-Azhar Library Online

  • Basbakanlik: Archives of the Turkish Prime Ministry

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina: The Library of Alexandria hosts a number of digital collections and portals of relevance to Egyptian and Arab history
  • Eternal Egypt

  • Cultnat: Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage, affiliated with Bibliotheca Alexandrina and supported by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology works to document the various aspects of Egypt's tangible and intangible cultural heritage as well as its natural heritage

  • Nasser Digital Archive:

  • Sadat Digital Archive

  • Conversations with History: UC Berkeley’s Harry Kreiseler’s series of interviews with leading historians and scholars
  • Egyptian National Library and Archives:

  • Geniza Collections:
  • Geniza Online Database:

  • Rylands Cairo Geniza

  • Princeton Geniza Project
  • American University of Beirut

  • Cambridge Digital Library

  • Chester Beatty Library Seals Project

  • Islamic Manuscript Association

  • Manuscript Center:

  • Princeton University Library Digital Collections

  • The Yemeni Manuscript Digitization Initiative
  • Mamluk Bibliography Online: a project of the Middle East Documentation Center at the University of Chicago, the aim of which is to compile comprehensive bibliographies of all primary sources relating to the Mamluk sultanate of Egypt and Syria, as well as all research and discussion--scholarly and popular--germane to the subject
  • Middle East Studies Association
  • Al-Tafsir: A website devote to Qur’anic commentary and exegesis, established and maintained by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought of Jordan

  • Thesaurus Islamicus: a charitable non-profit foundation which seeks to advance, support and promote the protection, preservation, study, and dissemination of the Islamic intellectual, cultural and artistic patrimony

  • The Sunna Project: International Hadith Study Association

  • Islamic Art Network
  • Warraq: Classical Arabic books online

  • WMFLDC: Women and Memory Forum Library and Documentation Center

The WMLDC electronic library serves as a gateway to information on women and gender studies, and to a number of cross-cutting themes and topics relevant to women and gender studies. It provides access to all electronic resources available for free, including access to our exclusive private collections of renowned female figures and grey literature.

Cairo-based research centers and libraries

  • NVIC 
  • Newsletter
  • IFAO 


  • Newsletter link at the top of the page here
  • IDEO 


  • Newsletter *there's a link to subscribe at the bottom of the page*: 

  • German Archaeological Inst

  • Calendar 

  • ARCE 

  • MESA 


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