Global Humanities Initiative
Global Humanities Translation Prize
The Global Humanities Initiative and Northwestern University Press have created the $5,000 Global Humanities Translation Prize for translators.
Northwestern University Press will publish the winning work, which will be selected annually by a rotating committee of distinguished international scholars, writers and public intellectuals.
The Global Humanities Translation Prize recognizes writing that strikes a nuanced balance of scholarly rigor, aesthetic grace, and general readability, especially those that introduce a wider audience to:
- Underrepresented and experimental literary voices from marginalized communities
- Humanistic scholarship in infrequently translated languages
- Important classical texts in non-Western traditions and languages
“Our goal is to bring much-needed attention not only to the rich humanistic traditions of the non-West, but also to the relevance of those traditions for global development and public policy,” Laura Brueck, Global Humanities Initiative director, said.
“It places Northwestern University at the center of a vital international conversation about the continuing role of the humanities in building a more just, tolerant and humane 21st century,” added director Rajeev Kinra.