“Future Humanities” is a public conversation on the stakes, challenges, and rewards of editing and translating premodern texts from the world’s great literary traditions. Mariët Westermann moderates a panel featuring the general editors of six groundbreaking publishing projects that specialize in facing-page translations. Topics of discussion include the parameters and methodologies for establishing parallel-text translation series in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Latin, Old English, and Sanskrit and other Indian languages.
James Hankins, General Editor, The I Tatti Renaissance Library
Jeffrey Henderson, General Editor, Loeb Classical Library
Philip Kennedy, General Editor, The Library of Arabic Literature
Paul W. Kroll, Senior Editor, Library of Chinese Humanities
Sheldon Pollock, General Editor, Murty Classical Library of India
Jan Ziolkowski, General Editor, Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
Mariët Westermann, Vice President, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation