• 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.

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  • 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 viewed 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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  • A New Divan

    A New Divan

    Learn about Gingko's New Divan project, a historic literary venture in honour of the renowned German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the 200th anniversary of the first publication of the West-Eastern Divan, his great poem sequence of 1819 inspired by the poems of the great fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz. In 2019 Gingko published A New Divan: A Lyrical Dialogue between East & West and a new, scholarly translation by Eric Ormsby of the original West-Eastern Divan. A wider series of events, podcasts and an invitation to continue the dialogue accompany the publications on our New Divan website.

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