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History of Printing and Publishing in the Languages and Countries of the Middle East Fourth International 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) and at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris (2005), and Universität Leipzig 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. Themes • Historical Themes 1. Special session on the history of printing in Armenia, on the occasion of the selection of Yerevan as World Capital of Book for 2012. 2. History of printing in Middle East languages in Middle East and East Asia. 3. History of printing in Middle East languages in Europe. 4. History of printing in Middle East languages in Africa. 5. History of printing in Middle East languages in South and North America. 6. The role of printing in cultural continuity 7. History of printing techniques and forms 8. Heritage printing museums 9. Publications of minorities and foreign communities. • Technical Themes 1. Digital printing fonts (heritage fonts/modern fonts) 2. Multi-printing (techniques of modern printing in the Middle East languages) 3. Virtual printing museums.

Printing and Publishing Conference Opening session
27/09/2011

10:00-11:30
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Printing and Publishing Conference First day- First session
27/09/2011

11:30-01:30
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Printing and Publishing Conference First Day- First Session
EDIK GHABUZYAN, Hrachya H. Tamrazyan,Karapet Vardanyan,Mostafa Al_Razzaz
Printing and Publishing Conference First day- Second session
27/09/2011

03:00-05:00
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Printing and Publishing Conference Second day- First session
28/09/2011

9:30-11:30
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Printing and Publishing Conference Second Day- First Session
Ahmed Mansour, Al_Mamoun Ahmed,George Nubar,Tag Al_Ser Hassan,Yousri Hassan
Printing and Publishing Conference Second day- Second session
28/09/2011

12:00-1:30
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Printing and Publishing Conference Second day- Third session
28/09/2011

4:00-6:00
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Printing and Publishing Conference Second Day- Third Session
Abelhamaid Nassef,Gamal Al_Wekil,Geoffrey Roper, Slobodan Ilic,Yasemin Gencer
Printing and Publishing Conference Third Day- First Session
29/09/2011

09:30-11:30
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Printing and Publishing Conference Third Day- Second Session
29/09/2011

12:00-02:00
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Printing and Publishing Conference Third Day- Third Session
29/09/2011

03:30-05:00
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The Fourth International Symposium of History of Printing and Publishing 2011 Closing Session
29/09/2011

05:00-06:00
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