SOAS and I.B.Tauris Launch New Series on Palestine Studies
Dr Hassan Hakimian, MBI Al Jaber Reader in Economics with reference to the Middle East, Director of the London Middle East Institute (LMEI) at SOAS and Iradj Bagherzade, Chairman and Editorial Director of I.B.Tauris have announced an agreement to launch a new series of academic books relating to the history and contemporary world of Palestine. The series – The SOAS Palestine Studies Series – will be developed under the direction of the SOAS Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS), chaired by Professor Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS.
The series aims to publish three to five titles each year and will comprise peer-reviewed works by established and first-time authors in the vast field of Palestine studies including politics, history, media, development studies, sociology, visual culture and current affairs. Professor Achcar said about this venture: ‘It was high time we launched such a series – the first of its kind in Western academic publishing. SOAS is indeed an outstanding site for Palestine studies with over thirty members of academic staff active in our Centre for Palestine Studies.’
Dr Hakimian commented: ‘Two years after setting up the Centre for Palestine Studies at the London Middle East Institute, we are proud to initiate this new series which aims to promote Palestine studies beyond SOAS on an international scale.’
‘I.B.Tauris regards itself as market leader in Middle East publishing,’ said Iradj Bagherzade, ‘so it’s very appropriate for us to have a tie-up with SOAS on Palestine Studies, which is an area of ever-increasing importance in academic publishing.’
To launch the new series, LMEI and I.B.Tauris have announced a ‘call for manuscripts’, inviting scholars and academics to submit their proposals relating to Palestine studies.
For further details on the ‘call for manuscripts’ please see the attached file above and contact Louise Hosking at LMEI (LH2@soas.ac.uk)