Global Humanities Initiative

2016 Translation Prize Recipients

Northwestern University Press and the University’s Global Humanities Initiative have selected two inaugural winners of the $5,000 Global Humanities Translation Prize for an in-progress translation of a non-Western or otherwise marginal literary or scholarly text.

Jason Grunebaum and Ulrike Stark are in the process of translating Manzoor Ahtesham’s “The Tale of the Missing Man”from modern Hindi. Carl Ernst is translating and annotating the classical Arabic poems of the mystic Mansur al-Hallaj.

Northwestern University Press will publish both titles in trade editions during their spring 2018 season after completion of the works.

Laura Brueck, Global Humanities Initiative co-founder and an associate professor in the department of Asian languages and cultures, described the goal of the prize as “bringing much-needed attention not only to the rich humanistic traditions of the non-West, but also to the relevance of those traditions to the study of the humanities more generally.”

Read more about the prize and its inaugural recipients.