The University of Texas at Austin Library welcomes Tahrir Documents to its web resource archive, as part of its Human Rights Documentation Initiative.
“The UT Libraries’ Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) is committed to the long-term preservation of fragile and vulnerable records of human rights struggles worldwide, the promotion and secure usage of human rights archival materials, and the advancement of human rights research and advocacy around the world. The HRDI website highlights the following types of materials:
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Penn’s Exhibit on Artist Wharton Esherick to Receive Honor
July 7, 2011
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania exhibit “Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern” has won an award of merit from the American Association for State and Local History. Wharton Esherick and his circle of artistic friends shaped the definition of American modernism.
Esherick was trained as an illustrator and painter, but his interests expanded to set design, sculpture, furniture and architecture. His work and materials about him were exhibited at Penn from September 2010 to February 2011 in the Van Pelt Library and the Kroiz Gallery of the Architectural Archives. The exhibit included books, manuscripts, photos, prints, sculpture and furniture.
Penn’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Library and the Architectural Archives created the exhibit in collaboration with the Wharton Esherick Museum in Paoli, Pa., and the Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley, Pa. All of the organizations will share the award, a prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
The AASLH bestows 59 awards each year, honoring people, projects, exhibits, books and organizations. The AASLH will award the honor to the organizations at its annual meeting in Richmond, Va., on Sept. 16.
Tahrir Documents was cited in The Guardian on July 15 in the article “The struggle to document Egypt’s revolution“.
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We are pleased to announce the launch of Tahrir Documents, an ongoing project to archive and translate printed discourse from the 2011 Egyptian revolution and its aftermath. The website presents a diverse collection of materials — among them activist newspapers, personal essays, advertisements, missives, and party communications —- in complete English translation alongside reproductions of the Arabic-language originals. The site will be updated regularly, frequently, and indefinitely as new writings appear in response to post-revolution developments, and as we locate earlier materials.
The assembled documents address a variety of contemporary concerns including Muslim-Christian relations, constitutional amendments, moral conduct, revolutionary strategy, and the women’s rights movement. Some of the highlights of the collection:
We invite you to examine the the website, and to return regularly as we post communications and commentaries from the post-Mubarak era. We believe the archive indicative of the diversity of political thought and action in contemporary Egypt, and hope that this diversity is of interest to anyone following the country’s transforming situation. The archive is searchable.
Tahrir Documents is the work of volunteer translators in Egypt and abroad. It is not affiliated with any of those authors or groups whose works appear in translation on the website, nor with any organization foreign or domestic.
For more information please write to the editorial board at firstname.lastname@example.org. We invite the submission of materials for translation and publication on the website.
The Editors and Staff of Tahrir Documents
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