Call for papers: SCRIPTA 2017

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Call for papers



Scripta 2017 

Conference Date: January 4-6, 2018

Venue: Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt


The Hunmin jeongeum Society usually hosts an international conference in Seoul in October every year. However, this year, the Society decided to hold the 9th International Conference of the Hunmin jeongeum Society (SCRIPTA 2017) in Cairo, Egypt, on January 4-6, 2018 to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The Hunmin jeongeum Society aims to stimulate worldwide research on writing system. Leading scholars from all over the world will present and discuss their research achievements on writing system. Any scholars who are interested in writing system are invited to submit a paper and welcome to participate in the conference.




Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Descriptive study of an individual script or writing system

  • Decipherment of unknown scripts, inscriptions or documents

  • Genesis and/or history of an individual script or several related scripts

  • Relation between spoken languages and scripts

  • General linguistic theory of script

  • Development/promotion of a new script for a society with no script

  • Experimental study on psychological processing of scripts

  • Technical/computational aspects of scripts, including character code system

  • Government policy about language and script, including orthography/spelling

  • Artistic study of script, including calligraphy


    Important dates

  • July 15, 2017 : Deadline for the submission of an abstract

  • September 1, 2017 : Notification of acceptance

  • October 31, 2017 : Deadline for the submission of a full paper

  • January 4-6, 2018 : Conference(Ain Shams University, Cairo)

  • January 7-10, 2018 : Academic tour (optional: Aswan, Abu Simbel, Luxor)



  • Abstracts should be written in English using the Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).

  • Abstracts should include title, author name, affiliation, address, phone/fax number, e-mail address.

  • Abstracts should not exceed two pages including references and illustrations.

  • Abstracts should be in 12-point Times New Roman, with margins of at least one inch in all directions.

  • Abstracts should be directed to


    Organizing Committee

    Jaeyoung Han, Hanshin University, President

    Dongho Ko, Chonbuk National University, Vice President

    Zev Handel, University of Washington, Co-editor

    Hansang Park, Hongik University, Co-editor

    Seonyeop Hwang, Seoul National University, Secretary

    Seegyoon Park, Kunsan National University, Secretary

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