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4 Corners: International Studies Program Calendar 5/27/2016

Asian Collections: 2007 Illustrated Guide

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Research Orientation: Introduction to Resources in the Library of Congress, Asian Collection
Eiichi Ito, Reference Specialist, Asian Division

The Asian Division is offering a research orientation about the Asian collection at the Library of Congress. Attendees will learn about online resources both in Asian languages and English available to researchers who are interested in conducting research on topics pertaining to Asia: how to search for reference information, newspaper/magazine/journal articles, and historical resources, etc.
To register for this orientation, please use the the Saturday Orientation online registration form.
Location: Room LJ-139B, First Floor, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Eiichi Ito, [email protected], (202) 707-8054
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].
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Afghan Women May 31 2016_2Tuesday, Mat 31, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
“The Persian Book Lecture Series”
2016 Focus: Literature and Performance Arts
Mahnaz Rezaie representing Afghan Women’s Writing Project (AWWP) Afghan Women’s Poems Inspire A Poetry Reading and Visual Arts Event at the Library of Congress

This program is co-sponsored by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Easter Division, Library of Congress and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland. Free and Open to the Public.
Location: LJ-220, African Middle Eastern Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building. 10 First Street, S.E. Washington, D.C. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Hirad Dinavari, [email protected] or 202-707-4518
Please allow time to clear security.
Request ASL and ADA accommodation five days in advance at 202-707-6362 or [email protected]
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Thursday, June 2, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: The Orthodox Church in Georgia Since Independence
Paul Crego, Librarian, Asian and Middle Eastern Division/Israel and Judaica Section, Library of Congress

This lecture is organized by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division. Free and Open to the Public.
Location: LJ-220, African Middle Eastern Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building. 10 First Street, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20003. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Levon Avdoyan (202) 707-5680
Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]
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Linda JacobsTuesday, June 7, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: The Double Life of Syrian Immigrants: The Arbeely Family
by Dr. Linda Jacobs, Author

This program is organized by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division. Book signing to follow. Free and Open to the Public.
Location: LJ-220, African Middle Eastern Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building. 10 First Street, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20003. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Muhannad Salhi (202) 707-3778
Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]
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Assyrian 7

Ewangeliyon (The Assyrian Gospel). Urmia, Iran, late 18th century. Manuscript. Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress.

Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Conference: Assyrian Legacy – From Ancient Civilization to Today’s Cultural Revival

The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress invites you to a conference, “Assyrian Legacy: From Ancient Civilization to Today’s Cultural Revival,” on Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., in room LJ-119, first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Nine prominent scholars and experts will present their talks on three main subjects: the Assyrian Legacy in the Cradle of Civilization, the Assyrian Christian Past & Present, and Assyrian Culture in the Middle East and in Diaspora. The conference will be accompanied by a rare exhibit of Assyrian related materials held at the Library of Congress and a special music performance of Syriac liturgical chants. Light lunch will be served.
Free and open to the public.  No registration is required.
Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb, (202) 707-1221
Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

A Haggadah with a Chinese Touch

On the shelves of the Hebraic rare book collection, housed in the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division, sits a Haggadah published in Amsterdam in 1781, by the Widow and Sons of Jacob Proops, a very well-established Hebrew printing press. According to Ann Brener, Hebraic area specialist, this Haggadah is listed in two classic bibliographies: […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 5/20-28/2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 1:30 p.m. Lectures: La Città degli Ebrei/The City of the Jews: Segregated Space and the Admission of Strangers in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice, a Conference Marking the 500th Anniversary of the Ghetto’s Founding The Law Library and European Division, Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy, the […]

The Nekcsei-Lipócz Bible, a 14th-Century Illuminated Manuscript from Hungary

(The following is a post by Kenneth Nyirady, Reference Specialist for Hungary, in the Library’s European Division.) The Library of Congress possesses more than 1,500 editions of the Bible in over 150 languages. The most famous item in this collection is the 15th-century Gutenberg Bible, on permanent display in the Library’s Great Hall. Also on […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 5/13-21/2016

Friday, May 13, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. Lecture: The Literary Legacy of ÁLVARO MUTIS Charlotte Rogers, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Spanish Charlotte Rogers (University of Virginia) will discuss the work and legacy of Álvaro Mutis, one of Colombia’s most prominent poets and prose writers, author of the acclaimed compendium “Adventures […]

Book as Microcosm: A Unique Hebrew Copy of Ibn Sina’s Canon

(The following is a post by Ann Brener, Hebraic area specialist in the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division.) The book is bound in dark brown leather over wooden boards, its tooled surface rubbed smooth with age. Its envelope-style binding, common to works in the Muslim world, is highly unusual in the world of Hebrew […]

Jewish Genealogy Lecture in Celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month on May 16th

(The following is a post by Sharon Horowitz, Reference Librarian, Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division.) In 1882 three Blumenthal brothers, Sam, Philip and Barney, left the Duchy of Courland, today part of western Latvia, bound for the United States. Michigan became the place they called home. Initially working as traveling peddlers, the three […]

The Library of Congress to Celebrate the Works of Idea Vilariño and Álvaro Mutis

(The following is a post by Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian, Hispanic Division.) This month the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress is happy to present, together with the Library’s Poetry and Literature Center, two literary programs that will bring to light the work of two of the most groundbreaking poets of the 20th century […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar (5/6-14/2016)

Friday, May 6, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. Lecture: Political Interrogations and Human Rights Violations in the Brazilian Military Dictatorship Professor Mariana Joffili (State University of Santa Catarina, Brazil) Professor Mariana Joffili (State University of Santa Catarina, Brazil) will discuss her research on military dictatorships and human rights violations in Latin America. This event is […]

Cervantes’ “Don Quixote”: A Celebration of the Spanish Language

(The following is a post by Juan Manuel Pérez, Reference Specialist, Hispanic Division.) This year Spain and the world are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), author of “Don Quixote,” the first novel written in the modern world, published in 1605. Written as a criticism of the chivalric […]