Welcome to OpenGulf
OpenGulf is set of interconnected digital projects focusing on historical documentation about the Gulf. OpenGulf was launched in the Arts and Humanities Division of NYU Abu Dhabi. The projects publish open historical datasets, corpora and digital exhibits with the aim of opening Gulf Studies to digital historical exploration, analysis and interpretation in the service of open research and pedagogy.
Read more about OpenGulf here
- Lorimer’s Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia
- Jomard’s Notice Géographique sur le pays de Nedjd ou Arabie Centrale
- historical maps
- John Gordon Lorimer’s Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia
Travel itineraries of Western orientalists to Arabia
Bushire Residency papers
Abu Dhabi Calling!
- The “Abu Dhabi Calling!” project shows how city directories are useful research tools for urban history in order to understand locational patterns of demographics, ethnicity and urban development in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates across two decades of late twentieth century history.
Discovering the Empty Quarter
Nora Barakat (Assistant Professor of History/Arab Crossroads Studies, NYU Abu Dhabi)
David Joseph Wrisley (Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, NYU Abu Dhabi)
Questions about the project? Interested in participating? opengulfNYUAD@gmail.com