What's New in Oxford Islamic Studies Online
A variety of regular updates and site enhancements are scheduled for Oxford Islamic Studies Online. In previous updates, we've added maps and entries from the Atlas of the World's Religions as well as the entire text of the acclaimed resource Teaching Islam. Articles and images have been loaded from the award-winning Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture, making the site more comprehensive by expanding its coverage of the arts. Lesson plans developed by noted scholars have also been added to the Learning Resources area of the site, part of a growing collection offered to help instructors utilize the site's content to its best advantage in the classroom.
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This fall, we've added several new biographies focused on Algeria and France to Oxford Islamic Studies Online. New entries include:
New subject entries include:
Letter from the Editor
In this update we feature a special Letter from the Editor by John Esposito, which features a video of his recent talk at the United Nations.
New Learning Resource
The Fall 2016 update features an updated timeline, which includes new material on the recent events in the Middle East, among other topics.
Jörg Matthias Determann (Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar) discusses the unique challenges of teaching the theory of evolution in the Middle East, along with the future of science education in that region.
Focus On Essay
American Muslim Philanthropy and Humanitarian Islam by Engy Abdelkader
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