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Biography Ahmed Mansour

Ahmed Mansour, MA in Egyptology, University of Turin. He is currently Deputy Director, at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Calligraphy Center. He is also interested in Islamic and Arabic printing history. In 2005, he published, in collaboration with Dr. Khaled Azab, The Bulaq Press on the history of Egypt’s first government-owned printing house and its role in the development of Egyptian society during the 19th and 20th centuries for which they were awarded the Incentive State Award in Social Science in 2008. He was also the recipient, in 2006, of an award from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development for the best translated book form French into Arabic histoire de l’écriture de l’idéogramme au multimédia. He is currently preparing a book entitled The Arabic Printed Book: Origins to Bulaq Press in cooperation with Dr. Azab. He is also interested in the history of Egyptian and Arab journalism. His latest publication is a book on the history of El-Arabi Magazine, published earlier this year.
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