Digital Archives & Visual Narratives
Providing descriptive metadata to essential document collections in a free-access online repository for researchers and enthusiasts
Providing a conceptual "big picture" emerging out of complex datasets (statistical, spatial, relational, etc.) leading to a new understanding
Providing an ontological perception of concepts and phenomena through connecting various data into a coherent network
A not-for-profit and voluntary video-on-demand project, launched in spring 2013, makes lectures in social sciences and humanities available to a larger audience.
Asmaneh is a network for sharing information and knowledge as well as discussing and criticizing in the fields of history and theory of architecture and art in general.
This network aims to provide an environment for thinking and speaking about the aforementioned fields, keep the enthusiasts up to date, deepen the thought, and develop discussion and criticism.
The main parts of Asmaneh website are as follows:
The Persian word “Tinus” (tīnūs) literally means a place for storing crops and harvests. Tinus is our document repository and is designed to make a variety of documents related to the history and culture of Nowruz land accessible to the public, including manuscripts, images, audio documents, and videos.
We aim to deliver these documents and their metadata in a method that a researcher can confidently refer to them.
Based on semantic and ontological relations, links inside the repository and interlinks with other Nowruzgan entities lead to a cohesive and comprehensive body of knowledge.
Travelogue project, is the base for processing the data of Iran’s and Iranians’ travelogues in the Nowruzgan knowledge base. Travelogue illustrates the journeys on the modern world map, connecting the places’ past and present. Comparing different journey routes also creates a new image of different destinations and places. Travelogue also includes various tags and indices specifying the narrations’ themes and subjects, helping researchers explore the travelogue’s data in various fields and disciplines.
Studying hitorical interactions among musical schools in the Islamic world from Morocco to Xinjang
Specifying the categories of Shahnameh characters and the relations among them
Demonstrating urbanization of southwest Iran through the establishment of oil industries
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In the northern hemisphere, in western Asia, in an area with the Darband Mountains and the Jaxartes (Syr Darya) to the north, the northern Himalayan range to the east, the Indus River to the southeast, the southern shores of the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf to the south, and the Euphrates River and the east coast of the Black Sea to the west, lies a land spread over the present-day territories of Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Dagestan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the sheikhdoms of southern Oman and the southern Persian Gulf, Iraq, and eastern Turkey. It is also scattered across several geographical regions, such as West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, and a part of the Middle East. The people of this land are united by a millennial culture, despite ethnic and linguistic differences and diversities. The best and most vivid representative of this culture is the Nowruz festival; therefore, this land can be called the “Nowruz Land.”
“Nowruzgan” (nawrūz-gān) is a network aiming to seek and address different aspects of the Nowruz Land, including any connection with links between its peoples or their culture. Respecting the nations mentioned above and their laws, Nowruzgan does not belong to either of them; in other words, it concerns Iran and Afghanistan as much as it concerns Iraqi Kurdistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Pakistan.
In search of these cultural links, Nowruzgan manages scholarly activities in “digital humanities,” including digital archives, data visualization, linked data, and ontologies. Moreover, it connects different projects to create a united network through “knowledge management.” It seeks the links between data to provide information and the links of various information to produce knowledge leading to wisdom.