ANN: Histories and Archives of Arabic Publishing (online lecture series)

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An online series of talks entitled Histories and Archives of Arabic Publishing co-curated and convened by Daniel Lowe at the British Library and Hana Sleiman at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.


This series brings together researchers, artists, designers, archivists and curators to explore publishing practices in Arabic as a site for unfolding transnational intellectual networks, artistic practices and political imaginaries from the 1960s until the present. You can find further details about the series here:


The series is co-organised in partnership with Delfina Foundation and the Middle East History Group, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge. For your convenience I have pasted the schedule below with Zoom registration links.



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


Moe Elhosseiny

Arabic Cover Design Archive: Digital Archives As Design Activism




Tuesday 25 May, 17:00 BST


Zeina Maasri

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


Refqa Abu-Remaileh

PalREAD-Country of Words: a Database for Palestinian Literature


Kristine Khouri

Reflections on the (Digital) Future(s) of Past Disquiet