Browse by post
In this interview, Patrick Cockburn talks to Peter O’Connor about Claud Cockburn’s upbringing in China, Korea and central Europe, about the circumstances prompting the publication of The Week, and, most tellingly, on the resistance put up by political and media elites, in particular the ‘Cliveden Set,’ to Claud Cockburn’s astonishingly well-informed upstart newsletter.
In this discussion hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award and Publishing Perspectives, three experts, including Brill's Acquisitions Editor Abdurraouf Oueslati, discuss how we got to this point of English-language dominance in academic publishing and what can be done to elevate more Arabic scholars and topics in international discourse.
For Jewish Libraries, Marc Michaels talks about his recently published Sefer Tagin Fragments from the Cairo Genizah. In this volume Michaels transcribes and recreates fragments of arguably the earliest found manuscript of the manual for sofrim (scribes) concerning the decorative tagin (tittles) and 'strange' letter forms that adorn certain words in the Torah.