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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 1/6/2017

(Event canceled) Tuesday, January 24, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. (ET)
Lecture: Family Histories and Political Marriages in Ethiopia
by Dr. Heran Serekebrehan, Deputy Director of the Washington DC Mayor’s Office of African Affairs

The African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress, invites you to a lecture, “Family Histories and Political Marriages in Ethiopia,” by Dr. Heran Serekebrehan, Deputy Director of the Washington DC Mayor’s Office of African Affairs.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Fentahun Tiruneh, (202) 707-4163, [email protected]
Event is 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 [email protected]

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, noon
Lecture: Life and Times of Russian Historian and Culinary Writer Vil’jam Pokhlebkin, 1923-2000

The European Division presents the “Life and Times of Russian Historian and Culinary Writer Vil’jam Pokhlebkin, 1923-2000,” by Ronald Feldstein, Professor Emeritus, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington. Vil’jam Pokhlebkin (pictured here) was a Russian historian, culinary expert, and cultural figure whose numerous publications cover a wide range of fields, including cuisine, heraldry, Scandinavian history, vodka, and the history of Stalin’s pseudonym. Professor Feldstein’s interest in Pokhlebkin dates back to the late 1970s, when he used Pokhlebkin’s Национальные кухни наших народов (The ethnic cuisines of our peoples) in a translation class. The eventual result was a semester-long course on the life and work of Pokhlebkin that Prof. Feldstein taught in 2010-11.
Location: European Division conference room, LJ-250, 2nd floor, Jefferson Building
Free and open to the public.
For information contact: Erika Spencer (202) 707-4371 [email protected] or EurRR (202) 707-4515.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at: (202) 707-6362 (voice/TTY) [email protected]
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Fawzi FlyerWednesday, January 25, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: “Icons of the Coptic Church” by Evelyn Avery Rophael, Coptic Iconographer

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress, presents “Icons of the Coptic Church” by Evelyn Avery Rophael, Coptic Iconographer. Ms. Rophael gives a presentation about the 2,000 year history of Christian icons of Egypt, including her own experience as a Coptic iconographer.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Fawzi Tadros, (202) 707-7311, [email protected]
Event is 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 [email protected]
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Rachel - flyerThursday, January 26, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: “Will you hear my voice?” Rachel Bluwstein (1899-1931): Hebrew Poetess and Pioneer
By Ann Brener, Hebraic Area Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress

On Thursday, January 26, the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division will host a talk on Rachel Bluwstein (1899-1931), Hebrew poet and pioneer best known today simply as “Rachel.” The talk will be delivered by Ann Brener, Hebraic Area Specialist at the Library of Congress, and will be followed by a display of rare items illuminating the poet’s life and times. Personifying the values of simplicity and the individual voice, Rachel’s lyrics slipped into the hearts of the young Israeli nation, where they remain to this day. The event will feature some of the poems that have been set to music and also a gifting to the Library of a rare, signed copy of Rachel’s iconic second book.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Ann Brener, (202) 707-4186, [email protected]
Event is 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 [email protected]

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