The 15-volume set of Encyclopaedia Iranica, edited by Ehsan Yarshater (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982 – ) and available in the Main Library, is the most renowned reference work in the field of Iran studies. This important work has now been made available online for open access on the Brill Online platform:
Founded by the late Professor Ehsan Yarshater and edited at the Ehsan Yarshater Center for Iranian Studies at Columbia University, this monumental international project brings together the scholarship about Iran of thousands of authors around the world.
The University of Manchester Library has just launched today, 1 Feb 2016, their digital project Nashriyah: digital Iranian history. It provides free access to 12,000 pages of digital versions of Iranian newspapers and periodicals capturing key historical events as they happened.
These newspapers and periodicals, many of which have been only partially accessible inside Iran, cover the defining moments from the following three eras:
- The premiership of Mohammad Mossadegh and the August 1953 coup d’état against his government (1950-53).
- The 1979 Revolution.
- The late 1990s/early 2000s ‘reform era’ of former President Mohammad Khatami.
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