We caught up with Geert Jan van Gelder, editor and translator of the 150th volume in Brill's Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1: The Near and Middle East book series, to talk about his love for Arabic literature, the translation of the work, as well as a few historic crime stories.
In celebration of the publication of the first volume in Brill's new Handbook of Sufi Studies, we joined Alexander Knysh, Editor-in-Chief, for a discussion about the popularity of Sufism in the West, the relation of Sufi studies to adjacent disciplines, and the directions that the Handbook series will take in the future.
On 15 October the Dutch academic publisher Brill published the translation of Prekmurje Slovene Grammar (in the original Hungarian: Vend nyelvtan), by Avgust Pavel, into English. This extensive linguistic study was translated and provided with scholarly annotations by the American linguist and professor of Slavic linguistics, Marc L. Greenberg, who also holds the titles of Corresponding Member of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts and Ambassador of Science and Scholarship of the Republic of Slovenia.
In celebration of relaunching the Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān Online (part of the larger Qur'anic Studies Online), we sat down with its new Editor-in-Chief, Johanna Pink. We discussed recent developments in the field of Quranic studies, as well as new directions the Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān will take in response to them.
In recognition and celebration of the publication of Remembering May Fourth, we joined the book’s editor Carlos Yu-Kai Lin. We were fortunate to receive insight into the deep cultural and political history that arose from May Fourth and continues to influence Modern China.