UNC is developing its Middle East collections in collaboration with Duke University with UNC having the major responsibility for developing the collection of Persian studies materials. The Center is thankful to have significant local support for enhancing the Persian collection, including the Pars Endowment for Persian Studythe Jarrahi Family Library Fund for Persian Studies, and the Ferdowsi Tusi Millennium Endowment.

Part of the UNC University Libraries site, the Middle East & Islamic Studies Guide provides links to collections of films, music, art, books and journals, and maps and data for Middle East studies. It also includes information about library support for scholarly communication and digital repository services, as well as funding opportunities. The Library encourages all faculty to use the guide for research, and to link it to Sakai course pages for instruction.

Kitab Talk Series

A collaboration between the UNC Libraries and Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, ‘Kitab Talk’ were a series of events connecting students, faculty, and staff with library resources and updates.

Kitab Talk Series and Materials: