Announcing the new Jabra Ibrahim Jabra Manuscript Award


Earlier this month, AUC Press, the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (AMCA), and the Barjeel Art Foundation announced the new Jabra Ibrahim Jabra Manuscript Award.

Named after the Palestinian-Iraqi author, artist, and intellectual, the annual Jabra Ibrahim Jabra Manuscript Award will be presented to the best scholarly manuscript in the area of the contemporary and modern art history of the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey, reflecting a strong commitment to furthering research in this vital area of scholarship.

The award-winning manuscript will be published by the American University in Cairo Press with a generous provision from the Barjeel Art Foundation for the inclusion of full color illustrations.

The Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA) is a private, non-profit, non-political, international organization. An affiliate organization of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and the College Art Association (CAA), AMCA aims to advance the study of this emerging field through the creation of a network of interested scholars and organizations.

Barjeel Art Foundation is an independent, UAE-based initiative established to manage, preserve and exhibit an extensive collection of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art. The foundation’s guiding principle is to contribute to the intellectual development of the art scene in the Arab region by building a prominent, publicly accessible art collection in the UAE. Part of this objective involves developing a public platform to foster critical dialogue around contemporary art practices with a focus on artists with Arab heritage internationally.

The Jabra Ibrahim Jabra Award Criteria and Eligibility

  • Any previously unpublished scholarly manuscript is eligible for submission
  • Only single-authored manuscripts will be considered
  • By submitting your manuscript, you are agreeing that you are giving AUC Press the right of first refusal to publish your book
  • The judging panel’s decision is final

Please send submissions to [email protected]

Photo caption: Jabra Ibrahim Jabra


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