Some people might find this exhibit of interest. I don't have any web
address, but I received the following announcement (edited for brevity).
> Date: 2002-06-22 07:33:20 -0700
> From: "G.J.Roper" <email@example.com>
> CC: drglass <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> glass <email@example.com>, iglass <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MIDDLE EASTERN LANGUAGES AND THE PRINT REVOLUTION:
A CROSS-CULTURAL ENCOUNTER
Sprachen des Nahen Ostens und die Druckrevolution: eine interkulturelle
EXHIBITION & SYMPOSIUM
Gutenberg Museum, Mainz
30 August - 3 November 2002
This is a major exhibition of historic printed books, newspapers and
printing materials in the main languages of the Middle East: Arabic,
Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Armenian, Syriac and Coptic. It ranges from
1000-year old block-prints to the latest digital typesetting techniques.
The aim is to show how both printing technology and its products moved
backwards and forwards between the Middle East and Europe over the
centuries, and contributed to the interchange of ideas and world-views
between East and West, North and South, as well as to the modernisation
of societies and thought-systems. This "print revolution" provides
interesting and instructive precedents for the present-day digital
revolution affecting communications within and between the Middle East and
its Western partners.
The Gutenberg Museum, situated in the town where the printing press was
born, and named after its inventor, who initiated the typographical
revolution in the 15th century, is the foremost museum of printing history
in the world.
The Exhibition is timed to coincide with the First World Congress of
Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), which will take place in the University of
Mainz, 9-14 September 2002, and will bring together scholars, writers,
journalists, political leaders & businessmen. As part of the Congress, a
symposium on the history of printing and publishing in the languages and
countries of the Middle East will be held in the Gutenberg Museum. This
will feature about 40 scholarly papers.
An illustrated Catalogue volume will accompany the Exhibition. It will
comprise about 400 pages, in English and German, and will include
high-quality photographic reproductions of more than 80 historic printed
items in Middle Eastern languages, with detailed descriptions of the
exhibits, as well as nine essays, written by experts, on historical,
cultural and technical aspects of printing in these languages.
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