Call for Freelance Abstractors and Translators
The MCA project (Muslim Civilisations Abstracts) was conceived as a means of furthering the study of Muslim societies and civilisations by accessing scholarly literature in various languages. The aim is to strengthen and share such knowledge across linguistic and cultural divides.
The MCA will provide systematic bibliographic indices and abstracts of works concerning Muslim civilisations, published in most of the languages and countries of the world. These will be selected works of scholarship, involving original research and analysis, advances in relevant methodology and/or creative contributions to the understanding of intellectual and social problems affecting Muslims. The abstracts, written in English by scholars, expert in the relevant subjects, will be provided in time in multiple languages: Arabic, French, Malay/Indonesian, Persian, Russian, Turkish and Urdu. The first phase (2006-08) is a substantial and comprehensive annotated bibliography of modern encyclopædias on and from the Muslim world.
The MCA is therefore looking to recruit freelance abstractors and translators to contribute to its work, commencing immediately.