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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 2/17/2017

abdelnabi copyTuesday, February 21, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. (ET)
Lecture: Islamic Architecture and Its Relevance to Human Daily Needs
by Dr. Heba Abdelnabi, University of Alexandria, Egypt

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and the Egyptian Embassy, Cultural and Educational Affairs Office invite you to a lecture, titled “Islamic Architecture and Its Relevance to Human Daily Needs,” by Dr. Heba Abdelnabi, University of Alexandria, Egypt. A reception will follow.
Free and open to the public.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Fawzi Tadros, (202) 707-7311, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].

 

SLPOSTCARDS007Thursday, February 23, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Web Discussions: Exploring the Africana Historic Postcard Collection
with Angel Batiste, Area Specialist, African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division

You are invited to a web discussion, titled “Exploring the Africana Historic Postcard Collection,” with Angel Batiste, Area Specialist, African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division. The African Section of the Library of Congress’ African and Middle Eastern Division has amassed a unique collection of more than 2,000 historical photographic postcards documenting an important visual record of Africa and its people during the historically intensive years of European colonialism from 1895 to 1960. The Africana Historic Postcard Collection, newly digitized for the Library of Congress website, brings significant value to understanding sub-Saharan Africa’s colonial and cultural history. In addition to documenting the ways African life has been represented, postcards images chronicle the transformation of cultural, political and social landscapes across the African continent in this time period. This program is organized by the Digital Reference Section of the Library of Congress. Please join Angel Batiste for an exploration of items from this unique collection, offered in conjunction with African American History Month.
Free and open to the public but registration is required. Please use the registration form.
Web discussions are held in real time via webinar software, which allows participants from around the country and the world to join us. Confirmation and log on instructions will be sent via email. Please read the Library of Congress Comment and Posting Policy.
Technical Requirements: Participants must have access to an Internet-connected computer with speakers or a headset. There is also a telephone option for audio.
ADA: Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]. Registration for the program is also required.
Click here for more information.

 

República de Nicaragua by L. Robelin. Paris: Monroco, Hermanos, Impr. Editores, [1913?]

Detail of “República de Nicaragua” showing Metapa, Darío’s hometown. L. Robelin. Paris: Monroco, Hermanos, Impr. Editores, [1913?].

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Offsite Event: 150 Years of Rubén Darío

To commemorate 150 years since the birth of Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío, professors Gwen Kirkpatrick (Georgetown University) and Alba Aragón (Bridgewater State University) together with Nicaraguan poet Milagros Terán will discuss Darío’s historical and literary legacy. Presented by the Embassy of Spain with the collaboration of the Library of Congress, the Embassy of Nicaragua, and Georgetown University’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
Event is free and open to the public / RSVP is required.
Location: Former Residence of the Ambassador of Spain, 2801 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009.
Click here for information.

 

Cassidy-Taub FlyerWednesday, March 22, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: “Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories” by Blume Lempel
Speakers: Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, presents Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub speaking about the book they have translated from Yiddish: “Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories” by Blume Lempel. The translators will also give a reading.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Conference Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected], (202) 3780
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].

 

LadyofthePalaceLAST_editsThursday, March 23, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Film: “Lady of the Palace,” by Samir Habchi
Remarks by Nawal A. Kawar, Arab World Specialist, Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress invites you to a documentary film screening of “Lady of the Palace,” with remarks by Nawal A. Kawar, Arab World Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division. This film traces the history of one of the most important Druze clans in Mount Lebanon, the Joumblat family, from the 17th century to the present, with a focus on Nazira Joumblat (1890-1951), grandmother of the contemporary Druze leader Walid Joumblat. Nazira Joumblat’s wisdom, strong personality, and amazing intellect, won her the title of “Moukhtara,” or a leader in her own right, from the different religious factions in Lebanon.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Conference Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Nawal Kawar (202) 707-4708.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].

 

HaydarFlyerTwoThursday, April 13, 2017, noon -  1 p.m.
Book Talk: The Poetry of Jawdat Haydar in a Transnational Framework
by Dr. Carol N. Fadda

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress invites you to book talk, “The Poetry of Jawdat Haydar in a Transnational Framework,” by Dr. Carol N. Fadda. Fadda is an Associate Professor of English at Syracuse University. Her research focuses on Arab American literature and cultures, critical race and ethnic studies, transnational and diaspora studies. She is the author of “Contemporary Arab American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Home and Belonging” (NYU Press, 2014). The above two books will be available for purchase.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Conference Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Nawal Kawar (202) 707-4708.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].

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