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New Videos Monthly, 11/21/2017

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: Marriage & Politics in 19th & 20th Century Ethiopia (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Heran Sereke-Brhan
EVENT DATE: 2017/04/20
RUNNING TIME: 68 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Heran Sereke-Brhan discussed marriage and politics in 19th- and 20th-Century Ethiopia

TITLE: Life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Mona Khademi
EVENT DATE: 2017/09/20
RUNNING TIME: 55 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Mona Khademi offered a glimpse into the life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney and her connections with Iran and Iranians.
Speaker Biography: Mona Khademi is an independent researcher and director of International Arts Management Consulting in Washington D.C. Through her consulting firm she has promoted global understanding through the exchange of arts and cultural programs for more than 20 years. Her areas of interest include development and management of international, cultural and arts programs.

European Division

TITLE: András Visky’s Barrack Dramaturgy (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: András Visky
EVENT DATE: 2017/09/26
RUNNING TIME: 57 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Playwright and essayist András Visky discusses his work and his concept of theater, as described in a recent book, “András Visky’s Barrack Dramaturgy.”
Speaker Biography: András Visky is an ethnic Hungarian playwright in Cluj, Romania. His works have been staged in various countries in Europe, the United States and elsewhere.

It’s a Launch!: The HLAS Redesign is Live

(The following is a post by Tracy North, Reference Librarian and Social Sciences Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Hispanic Division and Kaydee McCann, Reference Librarian and Humanities Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Hispanic Division.) The Hispanic Division recently launched a redesigned site for the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS). An essential resource […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 11/9/2017

Tuesday, November 14, 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 […]

The Delhi Durbar and the Proclamation of Queen Victoria

(The following is a post by Nuzhat Khatoon, South Asian Reference Specialist, Asian Division) In Delhi’s Coronation Park on January 1, 1877, the British monarch Queen Victoria (1837-1901) assumed a new title: Qaisar-i Hind, the Empress of India. Victoria’s proclamation was the central event of the jalsah-i qaisari, a massive imperial assemblage otherwise known in […]

A Thousand and One Nights: Arabian Story-telling in World Literature

(The following is a post by Muhannad Salhi, Arab World Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division.) An unparalleled monument to the ageless art of story-telling, the tales of the One Thousand and One Nights have, for many centuries, titillated the imaginations of generations the world over. Perhaps one of the greatest Arabic, Middle Eastern, and […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 10/13/2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, noon – 1:30 p.m. Lecture: Experimental Shadow Theater in Contemporary Bali, Indonesia The Asian Division and the Indonesian Embassy, Education and Culture Section offer the Library a special lecture with shadow puppets. In recent years, several dalang (shadow masters) in both Bali and Java have presented reinterpreted performances of ancient Indonesian […]

Martin Luther as Priest, Heretic, and Outlaw: The Reformation at 500

(The following is a post by David B. Morris, German Area Specialist, European Division.) Note: The items in this post are included in an exhibit of the same title in the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Building of the Library of Congress, October 3, 2017–January 1, 2018. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. On October […]