Welcome on MEDiakitab blog. This program aims at sharing information and ressources dedicated to reading and writing practices, from story telling to digital form, in the Euro-Mediterranean space.

MEDiakitab association, located in Marseille, is in charge of administrating the blog. Contents are a reflection of the activities, analysis and knowledge developped by the network members.


E-corpus, a collective and patrimonial digital library

Arles Book Conservation Centre distributes digitalized documents in Europe and the Mediterranean

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Founded in 2009, by Arles Book Conservation Centre (CCL), the “e-corpus” database indexes and spreads many type of documents (manuscripts, books, maps, archives, newspapers, pictures, audio documents, video…) coming from collections scattered all over the world, mostly in Europe and in the Mediterranean. Today, the platform accommodates more than 100 000 references from more than [...]

The digital book transformations, II

The Agence Régionale du Livre PACA’s seminar crosses experts sights

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On the occasion of its second edition, the 28th and 29th November 2011, the seminar gave the floor to various disciplines specialists, who came to provide their concepts about a matter of which social, economic and technical realities are deeply changing: the digital reading actors, mediums and practices. All these lectures are now available [...]

“Reading the book” : Mathilde Chèvre references

Research blog on youth literature in Arabic countries

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« To read the book » is a blog about children’s literature in arabic countries. It is an invitation to enter a « bookshop of koutoub»* where one speak French and Arabic language, where some discuss about politic and Palestine, or talk about children’s temporality, about the images’ language and about a publishing history that still [...]

Hypotheses.org, academic blogs

Platform for academic blogs : stages from the reseach process

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Hypotheses.org is a publication platform for scholarly blogs open to the academic community in all disciplines of the arts, humanities and social sciences. If you want to publish a field work blog, a research blog on a definite theme, the every day notes of a collective research program, the accounts of archaeological excavations, [...]

Friends of Archeology, an Arabic version of the French book

The French documentary book is now available Arabic


In the famous serial « Friends of… », Friends of Archaeology leads its readers to discover the profession that makes most of small and big children dreaming ! How and where should we dig ? Which materials can we discover ? Which datation techniques are available ? Who has the right to dig ? [...]

“Philip and Omar”, Egyptian children litterature dealing with friendship

Meeting and identity in a child book


Philip and Omar are two Egyptian boys who come from two different cities and live according to their own daily habits, but share similar daydreams. When they happen to meet each other around a sand castle we wonder whether it is for better or for worse… This beautiful book deals with [...]

TOKTOK, an Egyptian collective bustling mass of comic strips !

Artists share their view on daily life in Cairo

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In Egypt, The “toktok” is the name of small tricycle cars used in rural area and popular area of Cairo. In this comics, toktoks sidle into Cairo’s crowded suburbs and main streets, carrying its passengers with their diverse ideas and backgrounds. About ten artists took part in the comics [...]

Writing around the Mediterranean sea

A creative writing programs directory, in three languages

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A directory of authors residences

This directory aims at achieving two goals: promoting the mobility of writers in the Mediterranean area and promoting the Mediterranean cooperation between professionals in regards to come to production, publishing and all other kinds of projects.

“Écrire en Méditerranée” presents more than fifty creative writing programs in twelve countries. The [...]

Youth literature in Arab countries

The example of Lebanon: revival & permanence


By Mathilde Chèvre

In Lebanon, in Beirut more exactly, fifteen children’s publishers have been created since 2000. Their production is added to that of other publishers created in the 1950′s and 60′s and is behind a true editorial spring for the youth. This spring finds its roots in a need to write history, both [...]

Tamer publishing in Palestine

Quality books for children

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Tamer’s publishing unit is complementary to the children literature department at the institute. Since its establishment, the unit has published 150 children and young adults’ books and reference materials on children literature. The books published by Tamer are either written by Palestinian professional and amateur writers or translated from other languages and cultures; a special [...]