Islamic Studies Library news
The Islamic Studies Library Collections at McGill University include over 750 lithographed volumes printed in the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century in the Middle East (Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Turkey), North Africa (Morocco), and South Asia (India, Pakistan).
McGill Library is pleased to announce that from January 5 – April 29, 2015, the Islamic Studies Library will be open for study on Saturdays from noon – 6pm. Funding support for this extended study time was made possible thanks to the SSMU Library Improvement Fund.
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
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
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
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.
On Monday, October 10th (Thanksgiving Day), 24 hour study access will be available at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library and the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering. All other library branches will be physically closed. Services (loans, reserves, consultations) at all branches will also be closed on Monday, October 10th.
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
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.
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