Between April-June 2021 the British Library and Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, will co-host Histories and Archives of Arabic Publishing: an online series of talks exploring publishing practices in Arabic as a site for unfolding intellectual networks, artistic practices and political imaginaries from the 1960s until the present.
The series has been co-curated and convened by Hana Sleiman, Research Fellow in History at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, and Daniel Lowe, Curator of Arabic Collections at the British Library.
The series has been organised in partnership with the Delfina Foundation, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, and the Middle East History Group, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.
For a full description of the series see: https://blogs.bl.uk/asian-and-african/2021/04/haap.html
Tuesday 27 April, 17:00 BST
Ala Younis and Maha Maamoun in conversation with Hala Auji
Kayfa ta: on shapeshifting texts and other publishing tactics
Tuesday 11 May, 17:00 BST
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès
The Arabic Design Library: Alternative Narratives from the Arab World
Arabic Cover Design Archive: Digital Archives As Design Activism
Tuesday 25 May, 17:00 BST
The Visual Politics and Poetics of Arabic Publishing
Fehras Publishing Practices
Borrowed Faces: Stories of Publishers during the Cold War
Tuesday 8 June, 17:00 BST
PalREAD-Country of Words: a Database for Palestinian Literature
Reflections on the (Digital) Future(s) of Past Disquiet