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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 4/14/2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. (ET)
Lecture: Marriage and Politics in 19th and 20th Century Ethiopia
by Heran Sereke-Brhan, Ph.D., Deputy Director, DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress presents “Marriage and Politics in 19th and 20th Century Ethiopia,” by Heran Sereke-Brhan, Ph.D., Deputy Director, DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C.  20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Fenta Tiruneh (202) 707-4163
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada@loc.gov

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. (Newly added)
Lecture: “”Is a History of North Korea without Kim Il-sung Possible?”

The Asian Division of the Library of Congress invites you to join us for a lecture by Dr. Prof. Andre Schmid, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto. He will argue that the type of North Korean materials available in the LOC enables us to understand the early history of North Korea without always returning to the words and ‘guidance’ of Kim Il-sung. Socio-economic, gendered, and cultural histories allow us to rethink the basis of Party-state rule as well as the Kim personality cult.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: LJ-139B, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Sonya Lee, (202) 707-2991, slee@loc.gov
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada@loc.gov

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
The Persian Book Lecture Series

Book Talk: ‘Us&Them’: Breaking Free from Cultural Branding and Identity Politics

The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress invites you to a book talk, “‘Us&Them’: Breaking Free from Cultural Branding and Identity Politics,” featuring Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, Speaker, Professor and Novelist. Book signing will follow.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African Middle East Division Reading Room, LJ-220 Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Hirad Dinavari 202-707-4518, hdin@loc.gov
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
(Voice/TTY) or email Ada@loc.gov

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Award-Winning Nigerian Writer
The Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division, in partnership with the Africa Society and the Howard University Department of African Studies, invites you to a reading and book signing with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Award-winning Nigerian writer. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African Middle East Division Reading Room, LJ-220 Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Angel Batiste (202) 707–1980 or abat@loc.gov
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707- 6362 (Voice/TTY) or email ADA@loc.gov

 

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, noon
Book Talk: A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War

The European Division and Polish Language Table of the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, present Robert Blobaum discussing his new book, “A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War.” Robert Blobaum is the Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of History at West Virginia University. In addition to “A Minor Apocalypse,” he is the editor of “Antisemitism and Its Opponents in Modern Poland” (2005), and the author of the award-winning “Rewolucja: Russian Poland, 1904-1907” (1995) and “Feliks Dzierzynski and the SDKPiL: A Study of the Origins of Polish Communism” (1984). Book sales and signing to follow.
Location: European Reading Room, LJ-249 (2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building)
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707- 6362 (Voice/TTY) or email ADA@loc.gov
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