The 38th International Byron Conference 2012, Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon
The 38th International Byron Conference was held from July 1 to 6, 2012, at Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon, in collaboration with Lebanese University. Professor Naji Oueijan and the Lebanese Byron Society had long awaited the opportunity to bring the International Byron Conference to Lebanon. Perhaps we need to admit that “there is a tide in the affairs of men” and that there were some years when it was difficult to hold a conference in Lebanon, but we can also admit that our thinking had been a little too timid and worrisome. It was a wonderful feeling to finally hold the International Byron Conference in this beautiful country of antiquity and historical interest. Just imagine! We were in a land once inhabited by the Phoenicians, who had invented the alphabet, a land Lord Byron wished to visit but could not!
Itsuyo Higashinaka: The 38th International Byron Conference in Lebanon - A Report