• Promoting dialogue with the Middle East, West Asia and North Africa

    Gingko aims to inform and educate the interested public and work with scholars of diverse backgrounds and research interests to increase crucial understanding of the Middle East, West Asia and North Africa through conferences, publications, public events and cultural programmes. Our mission is to foster constructive, informed and open discussion based on mutual respect that gives a voice to a new generation of thinkers and opinion formers, and thereby help bridge an increasingly virulent divide between the West and the Middle East.

    Who We Are
  • Conferences

    In partnership with leading universities and cultural institutions, Gingko organises conferences that bring together scholars from around the world to engage and discuss topics concerning cooperation and exchange. Our conferences aim to generate wider interest in the MENA region as well as promote greater understanding of its culture, both in the West and in the region itself. Note that by the term MENA, we conceive the region as involving not just the Arab countries, but also Turkey, Iran, Israel, the Kurdish regions, etc.

    2017 Conference
  • Publishing

    Gingko publishes high-quality, scholarly books including monographs and multi-authored volumes in the fields of history, art history, inter-faith and more.

    Our latest catalogue can be dowloaded here.

    Gingko titles are distributed in UK and Ireland by Macmillan Distribution, and in USA and the Rest of the World by The University of Chicago Press.

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  • Events & Projects

    A special Syrian Supper organised by the Hands Up Foundation and Gingko to launch The Culinary Crescent, with talk by the author, Peter Heine.

    28 November 2018, 7.30pm
    E5 Bakehouse, Mentmore Terrace 395, E8 3PH London

    The The Culinary Crescent is a history of pan-Middle Eastern food and features about 70 Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Jewish and Mughal recipes. It goes beyond the Islamic world to include Christian and Jewish cultures.

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  • A New Divan

    A New Divan is a Gingko project that aims to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Goethe's West-Eastern Divan (1819). This ambitious anthology will bring together new poems by leading poets from the 'East' and the 'West' in a truly international, poetic dialogue inspired by the culture of the Other.

    This project was launched by way of a concert at Wilton's Music Hall, London. The publication of the anthology will coincide with a series of events and talk at literary festivals across the UK and abroad. For more information, please visit the New Divan webpage by clicking on the button below.

    A New Divan