SwAaNA Project: Documenting and investigating the 2011 war in Southwest Asian and North Africa, this resource aims to be a comprehensive repository of primary sources for research, teachers, journalists, students, and other professionals and interested members of the public.
The Project’s goal is to,
- build a comprehensive archive of digital materials (primary sources) documenting the events of the 2011 war in Southwest Asia and North Africa (SwAaNA),
- develop a database cataloging and categorizing these primary sources, and
- publish or link to original scholarly works and research notes explaining the events associated with and connected to the 2011 war in SwAaNA.
Access: Most, if not all, content of the repository is available to registered users only. There are several reasons for limiting access including the following reasons:
4. Some of the content may not be suitable for all audiences.
To make sure that only adults have access, members must contribute a membership contribution to have limited or unlimited access to the content. By requiring payments, we …
4.1. presume that only an adult who is able to use a credit card or some other financial tool is able to register and access the content,
4.2. limit access to the content so that no bandwidth assets are spent on curious viewers,
4.3. make this project self-sustaining financially, and
4.4. avoid placing ads on the pages of the site, thereby protecting the privacy of visitors/users.
5. Some of the contents are high resolution digital videos and images. If access is not limited, users’ experience could be negatively impacted by slow streaming of videos and viewing of images and documents. We want only those using this resource for research, teaching, or other public good to have access to the content and that such access is as convenient as possible.
6. Most of the content is raw and unstudied and it is expected that members who may be experts in different fields and areas of inquiry are able to add more information, explanations, and context to the materials.
For more information and a sample of the content, please click on the About link in the top menu of this page.
If you are a researcher who published scholarly work on this or related topics, please create a profile at the Secondary Sources Repository and introduce your findings.