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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/21/2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Research Orientation: European Reading Room

Sign up for our research orientation online and learn about the Library’s European collections and the European Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader cards, see here.
Location: European Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-250. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building. Contact: [email protected]

 

Thursday, July 27, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: Korean Women: Past and Present by Dr. Jennifer Jung-Kim

The Asian Division at the Library of Congress presents “Korean Women: Past and Present” by Dr. Jennifer Jung-Kim. This talk will examine the social situation of Korean women prior to the 17th century, the changes brought by Neo-Confucianism from the 17th century, and the reforms after Korea opened to the West in the 19th century. Free and open to the public.
Location: LJ-139B, First Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Sonya Lee, [email protected], (202) 707-2991
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Research Orientation: European Reading Room

Sign up for our research orientation online and learn about the Library’s European collections and the European Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader cards, see here.
Location: European Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-250. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building. Contact: [email protected]

 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 11 a.m.
Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation

Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader’s cards, see here.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building.
Contact: [email protected]

 

Thursday, August 10, 2017, noon - 1 p.m.
Presentation: Poet 2 Poet { POETA A POETA }:  María Montealegre Reads Salomón de la Selva

The Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress present “Poet 2 Poet { POETA A POETA }:  María Montealegre Reads Salomón De La Selva,” on Thursday, August 10th, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. Nicaraguan poet María Augusta Montealegre will read selections from the work of Salomón de la Selva, one of Nicaragua’s most prominent poets, followed by a reading of her poems. **THE READING WILL BE IN ENGLISH & SPANISH.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building, Library of Congress.
Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Friday, September 1, 2017, noon – 2 p.m.
The 21st Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture
“Echoes of Anatolia: An Armenian-American Novelist Discovers His Literary DNA at Mid-Life”

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress invites you to the 21st Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture, featuring Chris Bohjalian, Best Selling Author, on “Echoes of Anatolia: An Armenian-American Novelist Discovers His Literary DNA at Mid-Life.
Free and open to the public. Allow time to clear security.
Location: The Northeast Pavilion. Enter through the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540.
Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Levon Avdoyan, [email protected], (202) 707-5680
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

New Videos Monthly, 7/15/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: The Poetry of Jawdat Haydar in a Transnational Framework (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Carol […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/14/2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Research Orientation: European Reading Room Sign up for our research orientation online and learn about the Library’s European collections and the European Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Those attending should […]

The Story of Water Margin (水滸傳)

(The following is a post by Jeffrey Wang, Reference Specialist for the Chinese Collection, Asian Division.) In the course of the last six hundred years, many masterpieces of Chinese fiction have become classics and wielded tremendous influence over the thoughts and imagination of the Chinese people. Among them is the “Story of Water Margin” (水滸傳), […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/7/2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 11 a.m. Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification […]

Chinese Periodicals Related to the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) in the Asian Division, Library of Congress

(The following is a post by Yuwu Song, Chinese Reference Specialist, Asian Division.) The Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945 started with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident on July 7, 1937, when a dispute over a missing Japanese soldier escalated into a battle. All-out war broke out shortly afterwards, and ended with the unconditional surrender of Japan […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 6/23/2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 11 a.m. Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification […]

The Water Spirit Melusina

(The following is a post by Taru Spiegel, Reference Specialist, European Division.) The 14th-century “Livre de Lusignan” (Book of Lusignan) by Couldrette reads like a soap opera, featuring interrelated characters who have the most unusual adventures. The work also advanced the claim by the important noble family of Lusignan from Poitou, western France, that they were […]