• 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 for 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

    Join us for Dr Christian Gruber's lecture on:

    Idols and Figural Images in Islam: A Brief Dive into a Perennial Debate

    Monday 26 February 2018, 7-9 pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS

    For more information click the 'Upcoming Events' button below.

    Gingko's latest projects include:
    A New Divan
    Gingko Fellowship
    Architectural Heritage of Yemen

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