How can the academic publishing community ensure that a wider range of Arabic voices and topics are better represented in their catalogues and in scholarly discourse? English is the dominant language of publication, which leaves less room for scholars working in and with the Arabic language.
In this discussion hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (zayedaward.ae) and Publishing Perspectives (publishingperspectives.com), our three expert speakers will discuss how we got to this point of English-language dominance and what can be done to elevate more Arabic scholars and topics in international discourse.
The discussion will take place in English, with live interpretation into Arabic.
Dag Nikolaus Hasse
Professor of the History of Philosophy, University of Würzburg; 2018 Sheikh Zayed Book Award winner
Acquisitions Editor Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Brill Publishing
Professor and Chair of Middle Eastern Studies, Dartmouth College
Moderated by Porter Anderson, Editor-in-chief, Publishing Perspectives