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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 10/28/2016

CWAPW_Patel_FlyerFriday, November 4, 2016, noon (Newly Added!)
Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Shenaz Patel

The Poetry and Literature Center and the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress present Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Shenaz Patel. Mauritian writer Shenaz Patel will read selections of her work and participate in a moderated discussion with Eve Ferguson, Reference Librarian in the African and Middle Eastern Division. This program is presented in partnership with Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa; IWP at the University of Iowa; and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of States.
Free and open to the public.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: (202) 707-5394, [email protected]
Request ASL and ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

 

2016.White.RussianLitFriday, November 4, 2016, noon (Newly Added!)
Lecture: “A Century of Russian Literary Treasures: a Look at Curatorial Policies of the Past” by Natalia White

Over time, the challenges facing curatorial work have become more complex.  A look at the history of the Library’s policies for its European collections offers an interesting example of balancing collection development policies with a commitment to preserving the collections.  In this talk a selection of Russian books, ranging from inscribed copies found in the Yudin collection to first editions of post-revolutionary works, will be discussed as illustrations of both the richness of the collections and of various periods of Russian history. Natalia White, a native speaker of Russian, has an MA in library science from the University of Maryland, and has worked on the Library’s Russian collections as both a contractor and an intern. Organized by the European Division of the Library of Congress.
Location: European Division Conference Room, LJ-250, 2nd floor, Jefferson Building. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Free and open to the public.
Contact: Erika Spencer [email protected] at 202-707-4371 or 202-707-4515.
Request ASL and ADA accommodation five business days in advance at 202-707-6362 (voice/TTY) or at [email protected].

 

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 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. – noon. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. Click here for more information about reader’s cards.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building. Contact: [email protected]

 

DabashiWednesday, November 9, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
“The Persian Book Lecture Series” 2016 Focus: Literature and Performing Arts
Featuring
Book Talk: Persophilia: Persian Culture on the Global Scene
By Dr. Hamid Dabashi

This program is jointly organized by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland. Free and open to the public.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Hirad Dinavari, [email protected], (202) 707-4518.
Request ASL and ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].
Click here for information.

 

Gaza Kitcher FlyerMonday, November 14, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey, featuring Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Laila El-Haddad, co-author of “The Gaza Kitchen,” is an award-winning Palestinian writer, activist, and public speaker. She was the Gaza correspondent for Al Jazeera English website and a regular contributor to the BBC World Service. Maggi Schmitt, co-author of “The Gaza Kitchen,” is a writer, researcher, translator, educator and social activist. She has written extensively for the Atlantic and other publications. This program is organized by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Nawal Kawar (202) 707- 4708 or [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected]
Click here for information.

 

Boonin FlyerTuesday, November 15, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: “Never Tell A Boy Not To Fight” by Harry D. Boonin

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress presents Harry D. Boonin speaking about his new book, “Never Tell A Boy Not To Fight: from Immigrant Beginnings A Century Ago, Four Jewish Boxers from Philadelphia Ascend the Pugilistic Ladder of Success.” Books will be available for sale and signing.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected], (202) 707-3780
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected]
Click here for information.

 

eggintonFriday, December 2, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World

Professor William Egginton who teaches in the Spanish Program of the Department of German and Romance Languages at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, will present and sign his new book entitled “The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World.” This event is cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, 3rd floor.
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 202.707.6362 or [email protected]

333: A Film on the Manuscripts of Timbuktu

(The following is a post by Marieta Harper, Area Specialist, African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division.) For almost a millennium, one of the world’s oldest manuscript collections has survived despite the vagaries of the weather, inadequate storage, termites, fire, theft, and wars. These are the manuscript collections of Timbuktu (a city on the edge […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 10/21/2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. (ET) “The Persian Book Lecture Series” 2016 Focus: Literature and Performing Arts Featuring Lecture: The Return of the Masters: Connections, Contestations, and the Redrawing of Persian Literary History By Dr. Kevin Schwartz, Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress This program is jointly organized by the Near […]

James Gale and the Korean Rare Materials at the Korean Collection, Library of Congress

(The following is a post by Sonya Lee, Reference Specialist, Korean Collection, Asian Division.) Even though the Library of Congress did not start collecting Korean materials earnestly until the early 20th century, now its Korean collection is the largest and most comprehensive outside of East Asia. One of its strength is its collection of works […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 10/14/2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. (ET) “The Persian Book Lecture Series” 2016 Focus: Literature and Performing Arts Featuring Film: Isfahan to Irvine – Documentary Film Screening by Hossein Omoumi, Followed by Q&A This program is jointly organized by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library […]

“Lions and Tigers and Bears”: Natural History Illustration and Ephemera in the Library of Congress Yudin Collection

(The following is a post by Bethany Wages, 2016 Junior Fellow, with Barbara Dash, Rare Book Cataloger.) The Library of Congress acquired the Yudin Collection from the Siberian bibliophile Gennadii Yudin (1840-1912) in 1906. It represents the largest personal Russian library in the United States and is the foundation of the Library’s Russian-language collections. This […]

Just Launched! – Library of Congress International Collections Facebook Page

We, the four area studies divisions of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic, are very excited to announce that the Library of Congress International Collections Facebook page is now live! Whether you are a student, educator, researcher, scholar, librarian, or a member of the general public interested in international […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 10/7/2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 11 a.m. (ET) 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 […]