Welcome to the Digital Toolbox for Iranian Studies and related fields, a weekly updated research repository that currently lists 845 digital resources.

Hermes Media 3 Farsi Typewriter, courtesy of Amir Mesbahi
The Hermes Media 3 Farsi typewriter, photograph from the private archive and by the courtesy of type designer/typographer & researcher Amir Mesbahi.

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: 18 July 2024 (updates come every Thursday)

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Anthropology and Culture 

Launched by eminent Iranian anthropologist Nasser Fakuhi, this extensive Iranian science blog/online magazine offers articles by many different authors from various fields from the Humanities.

vajehh

A multi-functional dictionary and thesaurus that allows for looking up the correct spelling of words, their synonyms, related words and terms, the Persian equivalent of foreign words, and even to search the Ganjoor poetry database for verses that relate to your search)

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تاریک‌خانه‌ی تاریخ

Tārīkḫāne-ye tārīḫ (the darkroom of history) presents one historic photograph every Tuesday. Suggestions are always welcome!

  • Kurdish women at a weaving loom in Iran (taken before 1895)

    Kurdish women at a weaving loom in Iran (taken before 1895)

    Please note: For now, this post about an early photograph is still a draft or perhaps more an idea for a research topic. In the course of time, it will be expanded into a blog post that traces the background story of the photograph. If you are interested in writing a blog post about this…

  • Sheikh Bābā Saʿīd Barzanǧī and his dervishes
    Sheikh Bābā Saʿīd Barzanǧī and his dervishes

    The image shows Sheikh Bābā Saʿīd Barzanǧī (sitting) with his followers/derwishes (as he was a Sheikh of the Qaderiyya order). He was hanged in 1914 in Kahrīze by the Ottomans on the charge of having cooperated with Russian forces and offering support to Christians. Born in the village of Ġous̲ābād ca. 1856 (I found two…

  • The Shah Mosque (the Soltāni Mosque) in Tehran
    The Shah Mosque (the Soltāni Mosque) in Tehran

    Please note: For now, this post about an early photograph is still a draft or perhaps more an idea for a research topic. In the course of time, it will be expanded into a blog post that traces the background story of the photograph. If you are interested in writing a blog post about this…

From the blog

  • Deutscher Comedy-Preis für eine Verhöhnung Afghanistans

    Deutscher Comedy-Preis für eine Verhöhnung Afghanistans

    Verspätete Gedanken zur Comedy-Serie “Das Institut: Oase des Scheiterns”, die in der fiktiven Stadt Kallalabad im ebenso fiktiven Land Kisbekistan spielt und 2018 den deutschen Comedy-Preis gewann.

  • Über Schlaflosigkeit, GNU/Linux und Open Science

    Über Schlaflosigkeit, GNU/Linux und Open Science

    In diesem ersten Teil einer Blogartikelserie über Open Science, die in gedanklicher Auseinandersetzung mit den Texten meines Bloggerkollegen Thomas Schad entsteht, geht es um eine schlaflose Nacht vor dem Laptop und erste Assoziationen zu Begriffen der sogenannten Digitalen Transformation.

  • در آستانه‌ی باب گفت‌و‌گو

    در آستانه‌ی باب گفت‌و‌گو

    بحران روایت در ادبیات عامه‌پسند آلمانی درباره‌ی ایران و دفاعیه‌ای از جستار‌نویسی به عنوان یک گونه‌ی ادبی مناسب‌تر برای گزارش دادن از ایران

  • Hari, hurra!

    Hari, hurra!

    In ehrwürdigem Gedenken an Devreş, der, wie ich vernommen habe, nun seinen Weg zu Hak in einem neuen Gewand fortsetzt. Dieser Text lag jahrelang in der Schublade. Eine denkwürdige Begegnung mit Devreş im Café Kotti am Kottbusser Platz in Berlin, es muss wohl im Jahr 2015 gewesen sein.

  • سحر سفر

    سحر سفر

    در شب‌های مه‌آلود بی‌پایان

  • Im Rosenhag: Die Weise von der Rose und der Nachtigall

    Im Rosenhag: Die Weise von der Rose und der Nachtigall

    Von Land zu Land geht eine bittersüße Mär vom Vogel der bei Mondlicht anstimmt tausend Lieder.

  • A digital toolbox for Iranian Studies and related fields

    A digital toolbox for Iranian Studies and related fields

    A research repository for finding sources, literature, and more.

  • سماع

    سماع

    Samāʿ: Ein Gedicht und eine Klaviermelodie zum Gedächtnis der Tradition.

  • Triptychon: Unter dem Rauch

    Triptychon: Unter dem Rauch

    Drei Sonette über die Dächer der Seelenschmiede, die wir Stadt nennen.


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