Welcome to the Digital Toolbox for Iranian Studies and related fields, a continuously growing research repository that currently lists 804 digital resources.
The toolbox aims at collecting all available digital resources that are relevant to Iranian Studies & related fields of study. It may help you to find:
- primary sources & academic literature
- manuscripts & objects in digital archives & collections
- historic maps, coinage, linguistic corpora
- academic publications & institutions
- podcasts, blogs & academic communities
- and useful apps for your research
Last updated: 24 July 2022
Latest toolbox entries
- Archives and Libraries for the Study of Afghanistan (a helpful and detailed guide for researchers about institutions and collections that hold Afghanistan-related material, by Munazza Ebtikar)
- Khalil Andani’s Academic Blog (a research blog on Ismailism and related topics, as well as many currents and influences in various streams of Islamic Thought by Khalil Andani, who also maintains an extensive collection of lectures, interviews and debates related to Ismailism on his YouTube-channel)
- Ismaili Gnosis (website dedicated to Ismaili intellectual discourse, with material on topics like cosmology, prophethood, ritual practice, philosophy, metaphysics, and many more. It is run by a group of Ismaili scholars)
- View more…
Resources of the week
Personal blog of visual artist, researcher and educator Anita Chowdry about her work on manuscript studies and artistic practice in illumination studies. She is also the creator of the beautiful manuscript art blog Prince of Black Sheep.
The Tehran University Journal Database let’s you search and download journal articles of currently 209 Iranian academic publications and holds over 59,000 articles.
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Tārīkḫāne-ye tārīḫ (the darkroom of history) presents one historic photograph every week. Suggestions are always welcome!
From the blog
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- A look back and aheadA few editorial musings about the past and future of the Digital Toolbox for Iranian Studies, upcoming changes and plans.
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- On the Book of Eternity: Orkhan Mir-Kasimov’s „Words of Power“A review of „Words of Power. Ḥurūfī teachings between Shiʿism and Sufism in medieval Islam. The original doctrine of Faḍl Allāh Astarābādī“.
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