The Academic Book in the South

Date: 7th and 8th of March 2016

Venue: British Library, Conference Centre

Knowledge Quarter’s partner, the British Library, presents ‘The Academic Book in the South’ on 7th and 8th March 2016. The conference has been organised by the British Library in collaboration with Professor Marilyn Deegan (Kings College London) and Dr Caroline Davis (Oxford Brookes University).
Speakers will address the production, dissemination, reading and reception of the academic book with specific focus on Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. This two days conference will consider, among other things, how scholars’ ability to access and produce knowledge is facilitated by digital technology and how academics can play a more active role in the creation of, and access to, books in the Arts and Humanities, both printed and digital.
The conference will appeal particularly to scholars, students and practitioners with interests in authorship, publishing and librarianship and the history of the book.

Keynote speakers:
• Walter Bgoya – Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania
• Sukanta Chaudhuri – Jadavpur University
• Abhijit Gupta – Director of Jadavpur University Press, India
• Sari Hanafi – American University of Beirut
• Shamil Jeppie – Timbuktu Project, University of Cape Town
• Mark Muehlhaeusler, Libraries and Technology Dept, American University of Cairo
• Padmini Ray Murray – Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
• Dr. Nureldin M. Satti – Secretary General of the National Library of Sudan
Visit the British Library website to book your place. The conference is a partnership between the British Library and the Academic Book of the Future project.