The House of Wisdom was populated by a number of multitalented thinkers – at a time marked by fervent collaboration and intellectual prosperity in the Arabic-speaking world.
Opening these libraries up promises to re-balance the continent’s place in world history when it comes to its intellectual life.
The 1970s and 1980s saw a new genre of popular protest - its spirit would be felt even in 2011 when protests toppled a dictator.
A firebrand activist for women’s rights, her novels espoused truths that made her hugely unpopular with the government.
Jokha Alharthi is the first woman from Oman to have a book translated into English.
British colonial rule of Iraq led to some intriguing language swaps.
We underestimate the power of language to divide and to bring people closer together, scholars say.
The voluntary ITP is a much-needed service that translates science-related digital materials into Arabic for a general audience.