Liber.ac, Academic Book Fair

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Liber.ac, sejem akademske knjige
http://www.ff.uni-lj.si/1/Knjige/Knjigarna/Liber.ac.aspx
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Aškerčeva 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 241 1000
Fax386 (0) 1 425 9337
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RegionSI-1
Organised byFaculty of Arts Bookshop
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Martin Germ, Head of the Project
martin.germ@ff.uni-lj.si
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The Academic Book Fair Liber.ac was established on the initiative of the Faculty of Arts Bookshop in 2010 as a three-day event promoting the publications of Slovene university publishing houses, bookshops, and libraries. It is held in May in the Foerster garden, next to the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, and welcomes academics, experts, students, and anyone interested in the range and quality of academic and scientific work showcased there.

Past editions

In 2010, when Ljubljana was the World Book Capital, the fair was titled "Stars of East Asia on the Slovene Sky" and celebrated Japanese and Korean literature and the academic publications from the field of sinology and Japanology at the Department of Asian Studies at the Faculty of Arts.

The focus of the 2011 edition of the fair was Romance languages (Romanian, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, etc.). The Department of Romance Languages and Literature was instrumental in organising the many accompanying events under the moniker "Romance Old New World".

"Magical Slavic Lands" was the title of the 2012 Liber.ac, which showcased the literary and cultural creativity of Slavic nations. It also presented two exhibitions: "Slavic Philologies through Time" and "Slovene Women in the Age of the Slovene Modern Movement". It was organised with the help of the Department of Slavistics.

In 2013 the fair, titled "Germanic Babylon", brought together a range of Germanic countries, regions, languages, and literatures. The accompanying programme, conceived in cooperation with the Department of German, Dutch and Swedish, comprised round table discussions, a student conference, concerts and performances, exhibitions, literary readings, and workshops for children.

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