Call: New Translation Series

Dear all,

I hope that you are all well and enjoying warmer weather than we are here in the North of England!

As many of you will know, as well as completing a Ph.D. on isnad-cum-matn, I have the pleasure of looking after the Islamic studies and antiquity series at Gorgias Press. With the latter role in mind, I am delighted to bring to your attention a new academic project and translation series established by Gorgias Press and the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. The project is called the Library of Islamic and Arabic Heritage and will usher in several new series that will introduce new translations, Arabic editions and other interesting things to the field.

The first series within the project is the Classical Islamic Tests Series, which invites interested academics to produce ten short translations of important classical Arabic texts. By short, I mean in the region of up to 350 pages (substantial English introduction + Arabic + English translation). So this will roughly break down to 50 pages for the introduction and 150 pages each for the Arabic and English. A little more or less is not an issue at all.

In terms of the choice of text, we are looking for key texts, such as manuals or chronicles, that researchers would consider important to-hand reference works and useful teaching aids / reading texts. Realising that texts of this length are not always easy to find, you are also welcome to propose sections of larger compendiums that are recognised (or you might argue should be recognised) as important.

In return for your labour, there is a modest but significant pot of gold in the form of a stipend. In addition, your translation will be guaranteed a substantial subvention grant (to make it affordable!), proofreading, a marketing grant and professional copy editing.

We would love for some of the books to be related to hadith and history. So please do throw your hat into the ring if you have something interesting in mind. And feel free to send me an email if you want to have an informal chat.

More details about the editorial board and how to submit can be viewed here.

Best regards,