Research and Professional
SOME USEFUL LINKS FOR ON-LINE RESEARCH:
General Archaeology Resources:
Cultural Heritage Preservation and Cultural
Byzantine and Medieval Studies:
Islamic World Art, Architecture and
Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA).
Architecture on-line resources at MIT; visual, textual, and AV
resources, plus links.
to Art History: Resources: Islamic for Gardner's Art
Through the Ages, links collected by Prof. Christopher
Witcombe, Sweet Briar College.
- Center for Islamic Arts and
Culture has links to vast numbers of on-line photo
collections. At its IslamiCity home
page, there is a word-searchable index of Qur'an and Hadith.
- Islamic Arts and
Architecture. Introductory material for a lay audience.
- Islamic Studies,
Islam, Arabic and Religion.
Extensive scholarly resources for Islamic history, culture, and
texts, including much introductory material; by Prof. Alan Godlas,
Dept. of Religion, Univ. of Georgia. Secular academic
Angeles County Museum of Art: Intro the the Islamic
Museum of Art: Intro to the Islamic collection
Museum links page, for bibliographies and illustrations of
Silk Road resources. NB: There is a lot of
romantic nonsense on the Web about the Silk Road, but not a lot of
good resources yet. I think these are the best, but I'd like to learn
- Central Asian
Studies Worldwide: Resources for the Study of Central Asia,
from the Harvard Forum for Central Asian Studies. Includes huge
list of conferences and the like. Start here.
Studies links page, annotated, put together by the East-West
Center's Asian Studies Development Program. Excellent and
reliable, designed for use by non-specialists just getting into
the field. You might also have use for their on-line Asian
studies syllabus and bibliography project.
Eurasia Project. Maps, history, and cultural information on
the ex-Soviet "-stans" of central Asia.
Central Asia Resource Project (ICARP). Vast array of WWW
resources, serving also as the WWW's Virtual Library on the topic
(But is it still maintained? Last update was July 1999)
- WWW Virtual
Library, History: Central Index for more references to those
- International Dunhuang
Project, at the British Library, focusing on ancient texts.
Adopt a Buddhist sutra!
- Silkroad Foundation, an
educational/cultural association in California that sponsors
travel, lectures, and museum events. Nifty organization,
interesting site, but beware of software glitches.
- List of Silk Road
websites, from the China the Beautiful site. Interesting
miscellany, including photos of Dunhuang, maps, literature, and
aerial photography of routes.
- AsiaSource, Current
regional news, culture, links, and much else, compiled by the Asia
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