Type: MIAS Ibn 'Arabi Translation Prize Competition
Institution: Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society (MIAS)
The Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society (MIAS) is pleased to announce its
inaugural, triennial MIAS Translation Prize competition. Given the
significant scholarly and lay interest in English translations of
Sufi works in general and Ibn ‘Arabi’s writings in particular, it is
hoped that this initiative will encourage greater engagement with the
teachings of ‘the Greatest Master’ and his school.
For this first competition, we invite submissions on prose texts by
Ibn ‘Arabi. For more information on these texts and an assessment of
their authorship, see the MIAS catalogue of works by Ibn ‘Arabi:
Entries should be in the form of original translations either of
complete minor works, or of key sections or chapters from major
works. Where possible, translations should be based on critically
edited Arabic texts already in print. In cases where the text is
still only in manuscript form, translations should be based on the
best manuscripts (in such cases, if they wish to, translators can
produce their own critical editions of Arabic texts alongside their
submitted translations, although only translations will be evaluated
for the competition).
Submissions should contain (1) a brief discussion introducing the
text and its themes, and (2) a fully annotated English translation.
It is expected that submissions will be in both Word and PDF formats
and will be between 5000 and 8000 words (notes included), although
this may vary. A model which applicants are encouraged to follow can
be found here:
The competition is open to all. Each entry will be evaluated for its
textual fidelity, style, technical precision and readability by a
panel of senior Ibn ‘Arabi specialists.
The winner will be awarded a cash prize of 3000 USD, and their
translation will be published in the Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn
‘Arabi Society (JMIAS), a leading peer-reviewed academic journal now
in its fortieth year. Other submissions deemed by the prize selection
committee to be outstanding may also be published in JMIAS.
Entries are due by 1 September 2022, with the winner to be announced
on 1 November 2022.
For further details about the rules and regulations of this
competition, please write to Professor Mohammed Rustom:
Mohammed Rustom, PhD
Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society
College of the Humanities
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6