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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis in Publishing and Academia from the Arab World

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] News and stories with a focus on the publishing industry, education, and technology from across the Arab world. Spotlight on Arab Publishing 2013  (Publishers Weekly)  In honor of ...

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Spotlight: Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR)

Tadween Publishing interviewed Peter Magierski and Chuck Jones, founders of the blog Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR), as part of Tadween’s campaign to highlight individuals, groups, and organizations who play a role in the open access movement and knowledge production and preservation.  Tadween (T): How did the concept for AMIR originate and what is its goal? Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR): AMIR began as a ...

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Education in the Arab World

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] With a series of articles that range in focus from universities in the Gulf to Hezbollah’s private schooling, the Financial Times released a special report on 20 October 2013 highlighting ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis in Publishing and Academia from the Arab World

 [The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] News and stories with a focus on the publishing industry, education, and technology from across the Arab world. Publishing is Another Victim of Syria’s Civil War  By M. Lynx Qualey ...

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Interview: Sarah Kendzior on Open Access in Academia

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] Tadween Publishing interviewed Sarah Kendzior, a researcher and op-ed columnist for Al Jazeera English, about the growth of the open access movement in academia and the rise of MOOCs (massive open ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis from the Publishing/Academic World

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] Tadween Publishing brings you the latest news and analysis from the publishing and academic worlds that relate to pedagogy and knowledge production.  Education  The Great Charter ...

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Social Networking Provides a New Avenue for Open Access in Academia

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have played an instrumental role in transforming how educators and scholars connect with their audiences and their students. Websites ...

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2013 MESA Panels on Education, Publishing, and Knowledge Production

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA)will be held 10-13 October 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The gathering represents a crossing point for scholarship in the field of Middle East studies and will feature over 200 panelists on a variety of topics as well as a four-day film festival and book exhibit.  Tadween has compiled a list of panels that will be focusing on education, publishing, and knowledge production, including the list ...

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Un-hired Ed: The Growing Adjunct Crisis

The numbers of supply and demand are out of balance in higher education, and with a surplus in doctorates and a shortage in tenure track jobs adjunct positions are becoming the go to option for PhD holders in academia. An infographic by John Kelle explores the unfortunate reality of adjuncts. According to Kelle's research, despite an average of 8.2 years of studying and preparation only one out of ten PhD's are able to obtain their dream job in academia. Such a statistic ...

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Arab Studies Journal Call for Submissions

Arab Studies Journal Call for Submissions Spring 2015 Themed Issue Deadline: April 1st 2014 Archival Uprisings In recent decades there has been a significant shift in scholarly approaches to and understandings of the “archive,” from the archive as a privileged source to be mined and excavated, to a subject of study in and of itself. This “archival turn” has seen researchers strive to read both against and along the grain of the archive’s ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis in Publishing and Academia from the Arab World

News and stories with a focus on the publishing industry, education, and technology from across the Arab world. A Dark Future for Syria’s Children  By Anna Therese Day (The Daily Beast)  Amid a stagnant conflict, education in Syria has been put on hold for many. UNICEF claims that at least one in five schools in Syria have been destroyed, damaged, or converted into shelters.  Over 50 Percent of UNRWA Schools in Syria Closed Due to ...

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Introducing Tadween Educators Network (TEN)

As part of Tadween Publishing’s Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative (MESPI) we are pleased to introduce a new initiative, the building of Tadween Educators Network (TEN). We believe both teachers and students will find this initiative helpful in the classroom as well as beneficial for research purposes. Membership in the Tadween Educators Network (TEN) will provide educators with guaranteed exam copies of Tadween’s publications, and will also ...

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Universities Missing in Action in a New Egyptian Literary Wave

 By Daria Solovieva One Friday night in the spring at El Sawy Culturewheel center in the Zamalek neighborhood of Cairo, a small crowd gathered around Amira Hassan El Desoki, jostling for her attention. The Culturewheel, a former garbage dump turned cultural hub, was holding its first writer’s festival. Some of the featured writers were still teenagers. A crowd of eager young people from across Egypt were waiting for authors like El Desoki to sign ...

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Analysis: Obama’s Promises for Education Reform

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] “A higher education is the single best investment you can make in your future,” proclaimed US President Barack Obama on 22 August in Buffalo, NY. Standing on stage in front of hundreds of students at ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis in Publishing and Academia from the Arab World

[The following is a roundup of the latest news and analysis from the publishing world that relates to pedagogy and knowledge production. It was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more updates, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] “Professor, You’re Dividing My Nation”: In Iraqi Kurdistan, Tongues are Tied by Politics By Sophie Hardach (Chronicle of Higher Education) In Iraqi ...

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As it Becomes a Standard, Criticism for Common Core Erupts

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] The New York Times calls the adoption of the Common Core State Standards “the most far-reaching experiment in American educational history.” The initiative, which has been implemented in forty-five ...

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The Tahrir Documents: Assembling the Egyptian Uprising

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] Tadween recently interviewed David Hirsch, librarian for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Los Angles, about the Tahrir Documents, a project which collected and translated ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis in Publishing and Academia from the Arab World

[The following is a roundup of the latest news and analysis from the publishing world that relates to pedagogy and knowledge production. It was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more updates, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] Will the Latest Generation of Online Courses Help the Arab World? By Maha Bali (Al Fanar) MOOCs have sparked heated discussions and debates over their use ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis from the Publishing/Academic World

[The following is a roundup of the latest news and analysis from the publishing world that relates to pedagogy and knowledge production. It was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more updates, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] Publishing Penguin and Random House officially close merger to become Penguin Random House By Adi Robertson (The Verge) The highly anticipated, and feared, ...

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A Potential Renaissance for Arabic Translation

[The following article was re-published on Tadween Publishing's blog in collaboration with Al Fanar. The original article can be viewed here. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] By Ursula Lindsey CAIRO–In an oft-cited reference, the UN-sponsored Arab Human Development Report painted a bleak picture in 2003 of the ...

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Bio

Tadween Editors

 

Tadween Publishing is a new kind of publishing house that seeks to institutionalize a new form of knowledge production. A subsidiary of the Arab Studies InstituteTadween aims both to publish critical texts and to interrogate the existing processes and frameworks through which knowledge is produced. Specifically, Tadween is dedicated to four fundamental goals:

  • To join the current that challenges the monopoly of the mainstream publishing world by expanding and deepening the notion of what is publication-worthy;
  • To offer readers thoroughly interactive products that bring the benefits of technology to refined scholarship and other significant texts;
  • To focus on pedagogy by attending to the way texts and other forms of produced knowledge best make their way into a classroom; and
  • To contribute to a new kind of knowledge production—and knowledge—on the Middle East and beyond.

We will publish in Arabic, English, and French, and there will be no restrictions on region or topic.

New Forms of Publishable Knowledge 

Tadween aims to challenge the barriers, boundaries, and preconcieved notions of the mainstream publishing world. At the same time, it aims to elevate the standards of nontraditional media publishing by upholing the peer-review standards applied to traditional scholarship. Each submission, irrespective of its nature and form, will undergo thorough internal vetting before it is submitted to a rigorous peer-review process that involves at least two external reviewers. As a new kind of publishing house that incorporates new forms of media and knowledge-production mechanisms as they evolve, Tadween aspires to help influence the publishing world. 

Interactivity With Purpose

Increasingly, knowledge consumers, particularly the new generations, access and process knowledge differently, and are stimulated by a variety of media that did not exist until recently. Tadween seeks not only to join the world of interactive knowledge production, but to do so in an intellectually responsible manner. We recognize that the mechanisms and mediums through which knowledge is accessed, processed, disseminated, and appropriated are not neutral: they impinge on content and message. Tadween’s print publications will thus serve as a gateway into further multifaceted research, bringing together a variety of media forms in a way that facilitates engagement with a subject in all its complexity and depth.

Pedagogy and the Classroom 

In expanding the realm of publishable knowledge, Tadween emphasizes its products' pedagogical dimension. Not all publications are equally amenable to a classroom, but most Tadween texts will have teachable and research aspects that will be deliberated in the production process. Tadween's aim to combine the best of scholarship, technology, and creative output is geared toward the purpose of creating more engaging texts, both for students and researchers/educators.

Knowledge Production Project

Finally, Tadween will be the primary vehicle for the dissemination of the fruits of theArab Studies Institute’s Knowledge Production Project (KPP). This eight-year project aims at gathering/mining, organizing, and analyzing knowledge produced on the Middle East, primarily in the English-speaking world, since 1979. The KPP will create six databases that catalog all peer-reviewed articles on the region, all books, and a variety of other print, visual, and online sources of knowledge, including think-tank policy papers, films, and websites. Tadween will publish the statistical and analytical products associated with this project.

 

KPP was born from the understanding that the knowledge on the Middle East that exists in the public realm, particularly in the United States, does not reflect natural distribution of what needs to be known and that knowledge production is a thoroughly nonneutral and politicized process in which power relations, paradigm bias, and funding play a dramatically disproportionate part. While this insight is not new, it will be newly supported by KPP's near-comprehensive and meticulous evidentiary base, whose uses cannot all be determined in advance—but we do anticipate that most such uses will contribute to a less problematic knowledge production process in the future.

Tadween (تدوين) means “to document” in Arabic. 

Visit our Arabic section here.

 

 

TADWEEN EDITORIAL BOARD


Osama Abi-Mershed 

Lila Abu-Lughod

Hussein Agrama 

Madawi Al-Rasheed 

Abdul Rahim Al-Shaikh 

Talal Asad 

Asef Bayat

Wendy Brown

Jason Brownlee

Melani Cammett 

Ahmad Dallal

Rochelle Davis 

Beshara Doumani

Samera Esmeir

Adam Hanieh 

Arang Keshavarzian

Saba Mahmood 

Mahmood Mamdani 

Khalid Medani 

Timothy Mitchell 

Roger Owen

Vijay Prashad

Samah Selim 

Fawwaz Traboulsi

Judith Tucker 

Cihan Tugal 

Lisa Wedeen

 
 
 

TADWEEN STAFF

 

Founding Editor 
Bassam Haddad

Managing Editor  
Kylie Broderick 

Arabic Editor
s 
Sinan Antoon
Osama Esber

Associate Editor
 
Rosie Bsheer

Assistant Editor
s 
Katie Jackson

English Blog Editor 
Mekarem Eljamal
Kaylan Geiger

Arabic Blog Editor 
Osama Esber

JadMag Managing Editor 
Brittany Dawson

Outreach Editor
Michael Haddad

Publications Manager
Carole Haddad

Pedagogy Publications Coordinators  
 
Michael Ernst
Thomas Sullivan  

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