Following two 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) and at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris (2005), we are now convening the third meeting on the same themes. This will take place in Leipzig, 25-27 September 2008, and it will form part of the 24th Congress of the Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants (UEAI). This Symposium, however, will not be confined to printing in Arabic and Muslim languages, but will, as before, cover all Middle Eastern languages and scripts. Click here for the official website of the symposium
History of Printing and Publishing in the Languages and Countries of the Middle East
Third International Symposium, a part of 24th Congress of the Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants (UEAI).
There has been a good response to our Call for Papers, and the list is now closed. We have accepted proposals for contributions on printing and publishing in the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, Armeno-Turkish, Hebrew, Judaeo-Arabic, Kipchak, Kurdish, Pashto, Persian, Syriac, Tatar and Turkish;
and in the following countries: Afghanistan, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Latin America & the Caribbean, Tatarstan, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine, as well as in the region generally.
Speakers are coming from Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Netherlands, Russia (Tatarstan), Tunisia, Turkey and USA. For a list of papers, with some abstracts, see
Symposium website contains, in addition to the information mentioned above, links to the two previous Symposia and to a range of other resources relating to printing history and typography.