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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 4/7/2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10 – 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Saturday Research Orientation: Asian Reading Room

This free course is an introduction to the Asian Reading Room for researchers and the general public. The first part of the orientation gives the history of the Asian Division, as well as overviews of the six collections: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian and Tibetan, South Asian, and Southeast Asian. The second part includes guidelines on using the Library’s online catalog most effectively, requesting materials in a closed-stack library, accessing popular electronic resources available on-site, and finding materials (e.g., maps, photographs) in the Library’s other reading rooms.
To register, click here.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building, Room 139-B (next to 1st floor elevators at entrance to the Main Reading Room entrance). Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

 

Monday, April 10, 2017, 4 p.m.
Colonial Florida: Digital History

J Michael Francis (University of South Florida, St. Petersburg) will introduce a new initiative to build an interactive Center for Colonial Digital History, a collaborate project involving the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, the University of Malaga, the Instituto Nauta, Madrid’s Naval Museum, and many other institutions in Spain and the United States. Among the Center’s many projects will be a detailed prosopography of the men and women (of all ethnic backgrounds) who occupied Florida between 1513-1821. The database contains more than 10,000 individuals. It will house more than 6,000 pages of St. Augustine’s parish records, which date back to 1594.
Event is free and open to the public.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, 3rd floor.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

 

Tuesday, April 11, 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 to the session. For more information about reader’s cards, see here.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building. Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
The Persian Book Lecture Series
Lecture: “Kamal al Mulk and the Invention of the Modern Iranian Landscape”

The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress invites you to the 2017 Nowruz Lecture, “Kamal al Mulk and the Invention of the Modern Iranian Landscape,” by Dr. Layla Diba, Independent Scholar, Author, Art Advisor, and the former Hagop Kevorkian Curator of Islamic Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: The 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, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
(Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, noon
Presentation: A Conversation with Miguel Zenón

Miguel Zenón is a saxophonist, composer and educator, multiple Grammy Award nominee and a Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow who is considered one of the most influential saxophonist of his generation. He will be talking with Larry Appelbaum (Music Division) and Talía Guzmán-González (Hispanic Division) about his music, his work as an educator, and his latest recording Típico.
Event is free and open to the public.
Location: Room LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 1st floor.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

 

CWAPW_Lidudumalingani_FlyerWednesday, April 12, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Lidudumalinganin Mqombothi

The Poetry and Literature Center and the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress present “Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Lidudumalingani Mqombothi.” Presented in partnership with Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, and The Caine Prize for African Writing. South African writer Lidudumalingani Mqombothi will read selections of his work and participate in a moderated discussion with Laverne Page, Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room Thomas Jefferson Building 2nd floor (LJ-220), Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave SE
Contact: (202) 707-5394
Request ADA accommodations 5 business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

 

Thursday, 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].

 

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: The 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, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
(Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

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