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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Course: Conversational Hindi-Urdu (HNUR 1005)

Beginning Fall 2015, the Hindi-Urdu Language Program is offering a new course, “Conversational Hindi-Urdu” (HNUR 1005), which has been designed and customized to meet the needs of students with different backgrounds and purposes. It is targeted at students who want to acquire only conversational skills without focusing on the Hindi/Urdu script and writing and reading components.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sungok Hong at 612‐626‐8082 or by e‐mail at shong@umn.edu

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Full-Text Online Arabic Sources: A Preliminary List

Eric van Lit (The Digital Orientalist) has produced a preliminary list of Full-Text Online Arabic Sources in his blog.  You can find the list and share your own insights here:  http://digitalorientalist.com/2015/01/16/full-text-online-arabic-sources-a-preliminary-list/

Monday, March 16, 2015

Introducing Balochistan Archives

Balochistan Archives is the custodian of official records and rare historical books pertaining to Balochistan Province. They currently hold 27,000 original files and 5300 rare books pertaining to the colonial period in Balochistan, British India, Afghanistan, and Iran. They have recently embarked on an extensive digital preservation and outreach initiative with a view to increase scholarly access to their resources. This includes a well-organized website at http://balochistanarchives.gob.pk/ that showcases online exhibits, digital surrogates of select materials, and a basic catalog of their holdings. They are also engaged in building a digital repository and mass digitization of our records under the Digitization of Historical Records of Balochsitan Archives Project.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Middle East Courses - Fall 2015

Middle East & Related Topics

Ancient Iran (HIST3503, RELS3709): Iraj Bashiri

Anthropology of the Middle East (ANTH 3021W/ANTH 5021W):  William Beeman

Arab Diaspora in Media (ALL3920 Section 002) Joseph Farag

Art of Islam (ARTH 3015W): Catherine Asher

Cultures of the Silk Road (ALL3872, HIST3504): Iraj Bashiri

Islam: Religion and Culture (ALL 3871, HIST 3493, RELS 3712):  Nabil Matar

The Islamic World (RELS3711): Abdi Samatar

Middle Eastern Languages

Beginning Arabic (ARAB 1101/ARAB 4101):  Katrien Vanpee

Intermediate Arabic (ARAB 3101/ARAB 4121):  Katrien Vanpee

Advanced Arabic (ARAB 5101):  Katrien Vanpee

Beginning Persian (PERS 1011)


South Asia Courses - Fall 2015

South Asian Topics

Art of India (ALL 3014W, ARTH 3014W, RELS 3415W):  Rick Asher

Contemporary Indian Dance 1 (DNCE 3311): Ananya Chatterjea

Culture and Society of India (ALL 3676, ANTH 3023, GLOS 3961): Gloria Raheja

Hinduism (ALL 3671, HIST 3492, RELS 3671): Ajay Skaria

Writing Self and the Nation: Modern Literature from the Indian Subcontinent (ALL 3637W, GLOS 3637W): Suvadip Sinha

South Asian Languages

Conversational Hindi-Urdu (HNUR 1005): Sungok Hong 

Beginning Hindi-Urdu (HNUR 1011, HNUR 4001): Sungok Hong

Intermediate Hindi-Urdu (HNUR 3021, HNUR 4003): Sungok Hong

 Advanced Hindi-Urdu (HNUR 3031, HNUR 4005): Sungok Hong

Of Related Interest

Art of Islam (ARTH 3015W): Catherine Asher