Seven years ago, Jadaliyya launched its pages to hundreds of writers from across the globe. Jadaliyya did not create a new website. It forged a space for new forms of producing and disseminating knowledge. Our commitment to maintaining these spaces and possibilities continues unabated.
Today, we celebrate our seventh anniversary by launching our new platform in BETA mode. The new site hosts extensive coverage in a more accessible format. It will take time to work out the kinks, but we are confident that new features will make the content you want just a click or two away. These new features include universal user login/accounts, content customization, a site-wide navigation page, self-help Announcements module, an ASI production portal, and more.
The new platform further integrates the work of Jadaliyya’s sister organizations at the Arab Studies Institute. The peer reviewed articles and book reviews from Arab Studies Journal, the new publications at Tadween, the workshops and lectures at FAMA, and the audio content at Status/الوضع will now be at your fingertips.
This past year, we have rejuvenated the Vox Populi page, created a new Political Economy page, and developed modules with the Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative. These include the Essential Readings series and the Peer Reviewed Articles Review series, each published this week on Jadaliyya.
With the launch of the new platform, we proudly announce the release of Arab Studies Journal’s Fall 2017 issue as well as Status/الوضع Issue 4.2, both featured below.
Join Us at MESA
Sunday 19 November, 8:30pm-10:00pm
Wilson A (Mezzanine Level)
We invite everyone who is attending MESA (Middle East Studies Association Conference) in Washington DC this weekend to the ASI Reception on Sunday night, 8:30-10 pm, Wilson A (Mezzanine Level). There, we are launching and announcing a number of initiatives and sites, including the New Knowledge Production Website (live already in BETA: www.KnowledgeProduction.com, the Political Economy Project’s Book Prize Winners for 2017, and the launching the Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative, MESPI (Static page preview: www.MESPI.org). We will announce the publication of a new JadMag on settler colonialism, edited by Maya Mikdashi (hot off the press today from Tadween Publishing).
Finally, we extend boundless gratitude to everyone who makes this project possible, especially the dedicated team of editors at Jadaliyya. There really are no words to describe the commitment that has catapulted this publication to the center of knowledge production on the Middle East.
We are looking forward to years to come, and we hope you continue to join us on our journey. We are waiting to read and be read by you.