44th MELCom International Conference

44th MELCom International Conference will be held by the Koç University Suna Kıraç Library. The conference will take place over four days, from Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th April 2023, at the Koç University AKMED Library in Antalya, Turkey.

Save the date now: 25-28 April 2023


The conference sessions will be dedicated to the following topics dealing with library material from and on the Middle East:

  • Librarianship, collection development and acquisition policies
  • Cataloguing policies and practices
  • Catalogues and bibliographies
  • Electronic resources and digitization projects
  • Digital humanities & Middle Eastern collections
  • Cooperation projects between libraries holding Middle Eastern collections
  • History of libraries, ownership and readership
  • Manuscripts, rare books and documents
  • Current issues of information science in Middle East area studies
  • The book market in the region

…and any other aspects within related fields of Middle Eastern librarianship.


We are pleased to offer you a perfect background and stage for the MELcom International Conference in the surroundings of Antalya and serve as an inspiring site for all participating members.

The following program will be offered:

  • Tuesday, 25 April 2023: Presentations
  • Tuesday evening, 25 April 2023: AKMED Library Tour, Kaleiçi Museum (A traditional Antalya house and Church of St George) / Welcoming Cocktail
  • Wednesday, 26 April 2023: Presentations
  • Wednesday evening, 26 April 2023: MELcom Traditional Dinner (Optional)
  • Thursday, 27 April 2023: Presentations
  • Friday, 28 April 2023: Excursion: Day Trip to Perge Ancient City and Düden Waterfalls (Optional)

About Venue:

Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Centre for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) seeks to be a leading research center on the Mediterranean world focusing on the history, archaeology, art history, ancient languages, architectural history, cultural heritage and related disciplines. AKMED’s mission is to pioneer and support national and international academic studies in the above-mentioned disciplines.

For more info please visit the Conference Page.

We look forward to welcoming you to this inspiring event in Antalya!

Would you like to become a sponsoring partner for? Please contact us at melcom23@ku.edu.tr.


E-mail: melcom23@ku.edu.tr

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