Dari: “Karim Gherab-Martin” <karim.gherabmartin@booksandpublishing.com>
Kepada: Hadi Susilo Arifin <arifin@msu.edu>

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Advisory Board, we would like to inform you of the:

TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE BOOK
30 June – 1 July 2012
Universidad Abat Oliba CEU, Barcelona, Spain
http://www.booksandpublishing.com/conference-2012/

The Book Conference serves as an inclusive forum for examining the past, current and future role of the book. It proceeds from recognition that although the book is an old medium of expression, it embodies half a millennium’s experience of recording knowledge. Its pervasive influence continues to shape newer forms of information technology, while at the same time providing a reference point for innovation.

This year’s Social Sciences Conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain at Universidad Abat Oliba CEU.   Barcelona is home to buildings that date as far back as the Roman settlement as well as the World Heritage Site works of architect Antoni Gaudi, including the famous Sagrada Familia Church. Other notable sites include The National Museum of Art of Catalonia, Barcelona Zoo, and the Barceloneta Beach.

The conference will include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the conference call-for-papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of the Book. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication, as well as access to the Journal.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference, we also encourage you to present on the conference YouTube Channel. Please select the Online Sessions link on the conference website for further details.  We also invite you to join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr at http://www.BooksandPublishing.com/conference-2012/ .

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 3 January 2012. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found at the conference website – http://booksandpublishing.com/conference-2012/ .

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope that you will be able to join us in Barcelona in 2012.

Yours sincerely,

Karim Gherab-Martin
Visiting Research Scholar
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
For the Advisory Board, International Conference on the Book and International Journal of the Book

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