Sanford R. Silverburg | 5 Sep 15:28 2000

Journal Give Aways

I have the following journals to donate for postage reimbursement.  
Contact me directly, please.
The Arab Rev.(Cairo)
vol. 1, no. 4
            5
           10
           13 
Araby
no. 2
Asian and African Studies
vol. 1
     7
     8, no. 1
    14      2
Brit. J. of Middle Eastern Stud.
vol. 18, no. 1
             2
     20      2
Grass Curtain
vol. 1, no. 1
            2
            3
            4
     2, no. 1
            2
IDF J. 
vol. 1, no. 2
     2, no. 1
            2
Int'l J. of Middle Eastern Stud.
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Roberta Dougherty | 5 Sep 15:37 2000
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Nominations solicited

Dear MELANetters,

It's that time of year, time to don my official MELA presidential
hat, bang my official MELA presidential gavel, and ask the important
question:

Who among you is willing to serve on our executive committee, either
as MELA VP/program chair, or member-at-large?

Elections will be held at our upcoming meeting but the names of the
candidates are to be posted 60 days before the meeting, according to
our bylaws:

"Members shall be notified of the candidates for each vacancy sixty
days before the annual meeting. The election shall be by secret ballot
from a list of two or more candidates for each vacancy, provided by
the Nominating Committee with provision for additional nominations
from the Membership by mail or during the annual meeting."

Like a refresher on the bylaws of our organization? Visit this page
on the MELA website:

http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Area.Programs/Near.East/melabylaws.html

MELA 2001 will be held in San Francisco, along with MESA as usual. 
The VP/program chair does not necessarily need to be based near the
conference venue, but some who have occupied this post in the past
have found that it does help.  This post is held for only one year. 
The term for member-at-large is 2 years.

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Andras Riedlmayer | 5 Sep 22:11 2000
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CFP: Medieval Libraries and their Materials

Call for Papers-Topics in Medieval Librarianship: 
Libraries and their Materials 
Proposed Session for 36th Annual Conference on Medieval Studies 5/01

Libraries evolved continuously throughout the Middle Ages. Yet, which
forms did this evolution take? Which influences contributed to this
process? How does this process change libraries between Late Antiquity
and the Renaissance? These questions define scholarship related to this
matter.

Therefore, the panelists should be prepared to address these questions
(or others like them) in their presentations. The presentation subject
can date from any Medieval or Early Modern period. The regional focus
can come anywhere in the Medieval world including Europe, the Middle
East or Asia. (The hope in this regard is to compare different regions
of the world.) Various writing materials and the library's role in
antique, medieval and early modern society would also be welcome
topics. Other suggested subjects and topics could be considered as well
pending the organizers' approval.
Papers should be crafted as to be read in 15-20 minutes. This time
limit is to allow time for questions and discussion from the audience.
Please send your completed abstract cover sheet, computer needs form
and a 250 word abstract by September 15, 2000 to either:
David J. Duncan, Reference Librarian, Humanities
Ablah Library
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Box 68
Wichita, KS 67260-0068
Phone: (316) 978-5077
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Jonathan Rodgers | 11 Sep 02:34 2000
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Cumulative TOC to MELA Notes

Dear MELA members:

For the umpteenth time, I, as editor, have been asked to verify a citation 
form MELA Notes--this time as commonly from an issue to which I have no 
access.  Our library I have discovered does not subscribe.

Is there a MELA member, or are there MELA members, on the list who can 
provide me with photocopies or scanned images of the tables of contents of 
every issue from number 1 though number 63.  I can use them to compile 
initially a table of contents for the entire run to be placed on the  MELA 
Notes web site.  If there is someone far more ambitious and vigorous than I 
who would like to produce a real index to all of MELA Notes, that would be 
wonderful.

Please reply to the list to avoid duplication of effort in supplying 
photocopies of the TOC's to the 63 numbers.

Many thanks.  I'll keep you informed as to which numbers I receive and 
still need.

Jonathan Rodgers

Sanford R. Silverburg | 11 Sep 14:30 2000

Re: Cumulative TOC to MELA Notes

I have several nos. of MELA Notes I can donate if that will help.
SRSilverburg

Date sent:      Sun, 10 Sep 2000 20:34:14 -0400
To:             Middle East Librarians Association   <MELANET-L@...>
From:           Jonathan Rodgers <jrodgers@...>
Subject:        Cumulative TOC to MELA Notes
Send reply to:  MELANET-L@...

Dear MELA members:

For the umpteenth time, I, as editor, have been asked to verify a citation 
form MELA Notes--this time as commonly from an issue to which I have no 
access.  Our library I have discovered does not subscribe.

Is there a MELA member, or are there MELA members, on the list who can 
provide me with photocopies or scanned images of the tables of contents of 
every issue from number 1 though number 63.  I can use them to compile 
initially a table of contents for the entire run to be placed on the  MELA 
Notes web site.  If there is someone far more ambitious and vigorous than I 
who would like to produce a real index to all of MELA Notes, that would be 
wonderful.

Please reply to the list to avoid duplication of effort in supplying 
photocopies of the TOC's to the 63 numbers.

Many thanks.  I'll keep you informed as to which numbers I receive and 
still need.

Jonathan Rodgers
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John Eilts | 11 Sep 16:07 2000

MELA Notes early issues

Jonathan,

I actually have scanned all of the early issues of MELA Notes.  I will
arrange to get them to you.  Send me a note off list as to the format
you
would prefer.

John

Exalted High Curmudgeon of MELA

To:  MELANET-L@...

Middle East Publications | 12 Sep 22:58 2000
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Zajal by Chahrour Al-Wadi

Dear Colleagues;
 
We are pleased to inform you that after 63 years of his death and following extensive research and hard work by his son Nabil and a group of scholars, the first Diwan Chahrour Al-Wadi  containing the most importamt work of the king of Zajal  Assaad Al-Feghali, was published last month in Beirut.
 
The book was launched during a ceremony at the Unesco Palace in Beirut in the presence of government figures, members of the diplomatic corps and many scholars and colleagues of the late Chahrour. Representing the President of the Repulic, Emile Lahoud, Minister of Information Anwar Al-Khalil presented Nabil Feghali with the medal of "Knight of the Cedars", the highest Lebanese honor bestowed on high achievers. Amongst those present were: Ex Lebanese President, Elias Hrawi and several ministers and members of the Lebanese parliament.
 
The book comes in hard cover with 880 pages of text including an introduction by the Chahrour's son Nabil and the publishing committee. The front cover portraits an impressiove photo of the Chahrour.
 
The book is published by Joseph Raiidi Establishment in a series of Manaraat Men Lubnan and is distributed in the United States and Canada by Middle East Publications-usa.
 
The price in the USA is US$ 48.00 per copy plus shipping and handling of 3.80 for the first copy, $2.50 thereafter (when ordered and shipped together). Delivery with 3 weeks from processing payment.
 
Please order your copies now.
 
Yours,    Nabil  Y.  Salem,  President
 
Middle east Publications-usa
2150 Coral Way, Suite 5-D
Miami, Florida 33145
Fax. 305-285 7030    Tel. 305-858 BOOK (2665)
Toll Free 1-888-858 2552 (outside Florida)
 
 
Middle East Publications | 13 Sep 04:30 2000
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Nizar Kabbani in English

Poems of Love and Exile
 
Dear Colleagues;
 
We are pleased to announce that we are now distributing in the USA and Canada a translation of poems of the famous Nizar Kabbani by Dr Saadun Suayeh.
 
This book, in paper back, is  published in Beirut Lebanon contains 130 pages of each Arabic and English versions of the poems of Love and Exile of the late poet. The Translator was born in Tripoli, Lybia and speaks Arabic, English and French. He holds a BA in English Education, MA in Applied Linguistics from Bangor in Wales, MA in Applied Linguiostics from Indiana University.
 
In his introduction, Dr Suayeh states:
"It was my greates hope that our dearest poet Nizar Kabbani would see this anthology in print. He read it manuscript, made valuable comments on it, but he was generally very pleased, considering my translation to be faithful, loving and sensitive rendering of his poetry.
Nizar Kabbani passed awy in his London apartment on the dawn of Thursday, 30th April 1998. My personal loss over his death is indescribable.
My consolation, however, lies in the fact that his peotry will live on forever, and his vision of beauty and freedom will always guide our steps"
SaadunSuayeh - Malta, 7th May 1998.
 
The price of this book is US$ 19.00 plus shipping and handling in the continental USA of $3.50 for the first copy and $2.00 any additional copy ordered and shipped at the same time. Delivery within 21 days.
 
Please order your copies soon from:
 
Middle Est Publications-usa-
2150 Coral Way, Suite 5-D
Miami, Florida 33145
Fax. 305-285 7030    Telephone: 305-858 BOOK (2665)
Toll Free 1-888-858-2552-outside Florida-
 
.
 
 
Andras Riedlmayer | 13 Sep 13:02 2000
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Re: Nizar Kabbani in English

Please do not send image files as attachments in messages posted to the
MELA list, or to other mailing lists. Like many librarians, I'm subscribed
to many mailing lists and have to deal with a flood of incoming e-mail. 
It doesn't take many messages with 141K attachments to put my mailbox
over quota.

If you want people to see these images, put them on a website and mention
the URL in your posting.

Thanks for your consideration.

Andras Riedlmayer
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Ali Houissa | 15 Sep 16:03 2000
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>A colleague referred me to you as a possible source of information regarding
>a video which I might rent or purchase for use in a class. I am an assistant
>professor in the history department at the University of Connecticut. I
>teach a Western Civ class, and this year am including a series of "debate"
>projects, based on videos which students have seen in advance. For two of
>the three debates I have good material - a video on the Black Athena debate
>and another on the fall of Rome. I would most like to find a video on the
>Pirenne thesis; if that is not possible, then a video about the effect of
>Islam upon European identity.
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>
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>
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