Michael Anthony Toler

Michael Anthony Toler
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT · MIT Libraries

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Michael A Toler is Archnet Content Manager in the MIT Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, MIT Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Archnet is an online library on the built environment of Muslim Societies. Michael does research in World Literatures and Literary Theory, Architecture and Society in the Islamic world, and Popular Culture in the Maghreb, and Translation Theory. His most recent publication is 'From Tangier’s Old Medina to the World' published in MELA Notes.
Additional affiliations
August 2018 - present
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Position
  • Interim Program Head
September 2011 - present
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Position
  • Manager
November 2001 - January 2010
National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education
Position
  • Managing Director
Education
September 1996 - June 2005
Binghamton University
Field of study
  • Comparative Literature/Translation Studies

Publications

Publications (8)
Article
Maghribi novels are literary productions coming from a complex cultural landscape in which multiple languages interact. Unfortunately, few translations of the Maghribi novel, be it from French or Arabic, seem to take these issues into consideration when producing their English language texts. In overlooking these cultural negotiations, the translat...
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As a scholar of North Africa and the Middle East, I get very excited about the possibilities internet technologies open up for me and other scholars who are concerned with regions of the globe outside our national borders. The internet brings a wealth of information to my computer on a daily basis. It is true that in the early years of its developm...
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An interview with the director of Le Grand Voyage.
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Creating online resources to study Arab culture and civilization served as a catalyst for extended collaboration among liberal arts colleges. The article reviews the achievements of the Al-Musharaka Initiative of the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE), from its beginnings in Fall 2001 through most of 2005. Written from...
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The library of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM) is a small, highly specialized research library in the old medina of Tangier. Though the library contains specialized, often unique materials on Morocco, the Maghrib, and US-Morocco relations, it has not been well known among academics and researchers, and consequen...
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System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Thesis (Ph. D.)--State University of New York at Binghamton, Department of Comparative Literature, 2005. Dissertation Abstracts International, Electronic text in PDF format. Includes bibliographical references.

Projects

Projects (3)
Project
The goal of this project is to expand the resources of Archnet.org in areas where our coverage is limited. Archnet.org is an Open Access resource focusing on architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, conservation issues, visual and material cultures, and other topics related to the built environment, particularly as they related to Muslim communities. Current priorities include Africa (particularly of Libya and the entirety of Sub-Saharan Africa), and Asia (particularly Eastern and South-eastern Asia), as well as Muslim communities in the Americas (particularly the Caribbean and Latin America) and Europe, both Western and Eastern. We seek scholarship (both published and original, and in any language), media (video, images, and architectural renderings), and project proposals.
Project
To provide syllabi, lesson plans, and other material to assist educators at all levels to teach courses on Islamic architecture and art or to integrate the same into existing courses. We are particularly interested in material that reflects current thinking in the field, that focuses on less commonly taught regions or topics, or that incorporates new media and pedagogies.
Project
Find or assist in the development of resources on the built environment of Muslim societies for inclusion in Archnet.org, a freely accessible resource focused on architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation issues related to the Muslim world. Archnet’s mission is to provide ready access to unique visual and textual material to facilitate teaching, scholarship, and professional work of high quality.