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New Digital Exhibition: Islamic Calligraphy

The online exhibition includes sixteen items representing various styles of Arabic calligraphy. From dry black and white calligraphy of the 10th century to colorful illuminated pieces of the 19th century, it recounts a brief history of Arabic/Islamic calligraphy. View it at: http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/islamic_calligraphy/index.php

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Published on : 06 Feb 2012

Exhibit: Abd el-Kader al-Jaza’iri (1808-1883)

Charismatic leader of the Algerian resistance against the French occupation, Abd el-Kader al-Jaza'iri, Amir of Mascara, was also a Sufi scholar, a recognized philosopher and poet. Displaying 16 historical books, photos and maps, this exhibition offers the visitor an opportunity to get to know the man, the leader and the scholar as well as his outstanding destiny. Islamic Studies Library (Mor

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Published on : 08 Nov 2011

Digital Collection: McGill Yearbooks

McGill Library honours and celebrates McGill's 190th Anniversary with this newly digitized collection of Old McGill Yearbooks from 1898 through to 1940. A rich resource for family researchers and historians alike, this slice of McGill's history provides an unique view of student life, learning and research. Browse through the years or enter a name. Explore Old McGill memories and stories told thro

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Published on : 14 Oct 2011

Extended Study Hours at Nahum Gelber Law Library, Islamic Studies Library, and Walter Hitschfeld Geographic Information Centre

As of October 11th, extended study hours will be implemented at the Nahum Gelber Law Library, Islamic Studies Library, and Walter Hitschfeld Geographic Information Centre.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2011

New Digital Exhibition: Shahnameh by Ferdowsi

This digital exhibition offers the visitor an opportunity to experience some of the heroes and villains of this remarkable epic poem. With 16 miniature paintings on display, the exhibition offers the viewer a diverse overview of this celebrated text as well as the magnificence of Persian painting. Visit the digital exhibition at http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/shahnameh/index.php

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Published on : 27 Jul 2011

McGill Historical Collections web site launches

After years of exploring, the Principal’s Heritage Advisory Committee launched the McGill Historical Collections web site, a combination of gorgeous existing sites and many hidden collections.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2010

The Islamic Studies Library is closed today

The Islamic Studies Library is closed today, July 24, 2008. We regret any inconvenience.

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Published on : 24 Jul 2008

New additions to the ARTstor Digital Library: Islamic Art

ARTstor has "recently released approximately 3,900 further images from this collection, bringing the total to approximately 5,500 images. An additional 2,500 images will be released later this year or in early 2007. To browse these new images, please click on 'Image Gallery' on the ARTstor 'welcome page' and then select 'Islamic Art and Architecture Collection (Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter

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Published on : 25 Sep 2006