The Afghanistan Center at Kabul University (ACKU) in 2007 in partnership with the University of Arizona began to catalog and digitize Afghan literature from the Jihad period in order to preserve and create access to it. This initial project (2007-2009) was funded by the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), and our current work is funded by USAID/TAF, SDC and RNE. Thanks to this investment, we have now digitized more than 22,130 items, including 2,400 books, more than 3,000 pamphlets and reports in Afghan and Western languages and 7,000 different series of newspapers, serials, magazines, periodicals and journals from recent and not so recent Afghan history. The topics covered though focused on Afghanistan are wide-ranging, from art and archeology to agriculture, education to engineering, poetry to politics. The authors include academics, experts, NGOs, government institutions and Ministries. This data is freely available and we hope that Afghan and other scholars will access and use it.
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