Academic Research Centers
The Calligraphy Center
The Calligraphy Center is one of the research centers affiliated to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Its purpose is to study inscriptions, calligraphies and writings in the world throughout the ages, from the pre-dynastic period up to the digital age. Calligraphy and writing are essential for the understanding of human knowledge and the evolution of civilizations. The archaeological discoveries of the 19th century and the deciphering of the Ancient Egyptian language have unraveled the mysteries of this ancient civilization.
In 2006, the Calligraphy Center was awarded the Best Book Prize for the Arabic translation of the History of Writing from Ideogram to Multimedia, from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science in the field of Arts, Literature and Humanities.
Objectives of the Center:
- Studying the origins of writing
- Researching how writing originated and developed
- Studying the emergence and disappearance of alphabets
- Exploring connections between scripts of different civilizations
- Conducting comparative studies between different scripts
- Promoting calligraphy aesthetics as a form of sublime artistic expression
- Studying the relationship between calligraphy and modern technology
More information is available on: http://www.bibalex.org/CalligraphyCenter