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The Symposium

General information about the Symposium   
Following three successful international symposia on The History of Printing and Publishing in the Languages and Countries of the Middle East, held at the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz (2002), at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris (2005) and at Universität Leipzig in Germany (2008), we are now convening the fourth meeting on the same themes. This will take place in Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 27-29 September 2011. This Symposium, however, will not be confined to printing in Arabic and Muslim languages, but will, as before, cover a range of Middle Eastern languages and scripts.

We accept proposals for contributions on printing and publishing in the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Emirates, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab, and Yemen, in addition to Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, India, Pakistan, Russia, Armenia and South Korea.

The papers that are presented from the following countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, India, Pakistan, Russia and South Korea should deal with printing in Middle East languages.