Archnet syllabus repository
Here are some selected open access courses of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology concerning the focus of Middle East & Islamic Studies:
- Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures Fall 2002
- Anthropology of the Middle East Spring 2004
- The Architecture of Cairo Spring 2002
- How to Stage a Revolution Fall 2007
- The Making of Modern South Asia Fall 2006
- Women in South Asia from 1800 to Present Fall 2006
- From the Silk Road to the Great Game: China, Russia, and Central Eurasia Fall 2003
- Islam, the Middle East, and the West Fall 2006
- The Middle East in 20th Century Spring 2003
- Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times Fall 2007
- Trials in History Fall 2000
- Political Philosophy: Global Justice Spring 2003
- The Bible Spring 2007
- Human Rights in Theory and Practice Fall 2010
- American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, Future Fall 2010
- Seminar on Politics and Conflict in the Middle East Fall 2003
- Globalization, Migration, and International Relations Spring 2006
- Field Seminar: International Relations Theory Spring 2009
- Causes and Prevention of War Spring 2009
- Advances in International Relations Theory Spring 2003
- Territorial Conflict Fall 2004
- Introduction to Comparative Politics Fall 2006
- The Rise and Fall of Democracy/ Regime Change Spring 2002
- Politics and Religion Fall 2006
- Ethnicity and Race in World Politics Fall 2005
- Nationalism Fall 2004
Open Access Lectures (University of Freiburg, Germany = Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) [Lectures on Islam include:]
- Otto Stegmüller: Der Islam in seiner äußeren Erscheinung - Frömmigkeit des Islam (Sufismus) - Die religiösen Grundzüge des Islam I - Die religiösen Grundzüge des Islam II(Fall 1959).
- Richard Gramlich: Ethische und mystische Dimensionen islamischer Glaubenserfahrung (1973).
- Erika Glassen: Vom Ansehen der Dichter und Geschichtenerzähler in der islamischen Welt (1981).
- Ulrich Haarmann: Die Gegenwart des Islam ist nur aus seiner Geschichte verständlich (1981).
- Bernhard Uhde (2007): Islamischer Glaube versus christlicher Kultur. Zur Kritik an der These vom Aufklärungsbedarf des Islam.
The Arab Academy in Denmark Open access Lectures
"The mission of the Arab Open Academy in Denmark (AOA) is to develop scientific research, enrich human knowledge and accelerate the comprehensive, social and economic transformations of our society through the academic studies offered and the training of highly specialized personnel in basic and applied fields, who can implement the comprehensive development plans in our country, Iraq and in the Arab World. The studies and programs are oriented towards providing services and consultation to the public and the private sectors and to explore scientifically solutions to our problems. The AOA aims at promoting an open system of higher education that provides opportunities for professional development and lifelong learning."
ArchNet is pleased to announce the video recordings of the Yale School of Architecture symposium "Middle Ground / Middle East: Religious Sites in Urban Contexts" in the Digital Library. Focused on the role of religious sites representing the three Abrahamic traditions in shaping contemporary urban environments in the Middle East, the symposium addressed questions such as:
- how has the persistence of religious conviction forced us to broaden our understanding of urban space in relation to social identity?
- how do religious sites today engage contemporary concerns regarding urban regeneration, economic growth, and cultural heritage within the region?
Recognizing that sacred buildings and sites are often representative of division, the symposium instead emphasized the importance of religious sites as an expression of a layering of religious traditions, inter-faith relationships, and long practices of learning and tolerance.
Each of the five symposium sessions is available in high and low resolution and features talks by architects active in the design of sacred sites with responses by scholars.
Listen to Islam in the West Events Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Ottoman History Podcast Published by PhD students from Georgetown University this collection contains recordings of various lengths on topics related to Ottoman history, politics, and culture. Each podcast is accompanied by selected bibliography on the topic.