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Project Details

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Project Name: 
Ancient Arabian Languages and Cultures
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Professor Jeremy Johns, Mr Michael MacDonald
Oxford participants: 
Daniel Burt (Main Contact)
Other Participants: 
not specified
  • Division: Humanities
  • Unit: Oriental Studies Faculty
  • Sub-Unit: not specified
Start Date: 
01/10/2010
End Date: 
30/09/2011
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
The Faculty of Oriental Studies, The Khalili Research Centre, and the John Fell Fund.
Funder: 
The John Fell Fund
Subject Area: 
Oriental Studies
Project Description: 

This project is currently in its early stages, with the overall aim being to create a leading digital resource for the pre-Arabic languages and cultures of the Middle East.

To date we have scanned over 4,000 slides and negatives of photographs of inscriptions in ancient languages including Hismaic, Nabataean, and Safaitic. We are in the process of combining these images with transcriptions, transliterations, and translations of these inscriptions, along with research notes and bibliographic information, and the aim is to provide this database as a leading online resource for the study of these languages and texts.

ICT Methods: 
CategorySub-HeadingsDetails
Data publishing and disseminationData and resource sharing
Last updated: 
25/06/2015 16:25:02
Updated by: 
martinw@ox.ac.uk