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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 10/20/2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Book Talk: The Santillana Codes: The Civil Codes of Tunisia, Morocco, and Mauritania with author Dan E. Stigall

On Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., the Law Library of Congress, the Friends of the Law Library of Congress, the Embassy of Tunisia, and the Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division will co-host an event celebrating the work of David Santillana, a Tunisian jurist and the intellectual father of the civil code of Tunisia – a legal work that influenced the civil codes of both Morocco and Mauritania.
The event will feature remarks by Ambassador Fayçal Gouia, the Ambassador of Tunisia to the United States; Jane Sánchez, Law Librarian of Congress; Mary Jane Deeb, Chief, African and Middle Eastern Division; Emily Rae, President, Friends of the Law Library of Congress; and Dan E. Stigall, author of a new book entitled “The Santillana Codes: The Civil Codes of Tunisia, Morocco, and Mauritania.” A display of rare law books will highlight the source materials used as inspiration for the Codes.
Please join us for an evening in celebration of Maghrebian and Sahelian legal culture. This event was made possible through the generous support of Hise Explorations Partners, LLC, and the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.
Image credits: Dan E. Stigall (book cover).
This event is free and open to the public but requires registration. Please register here.
6 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Remarks
Location: Northeast Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Monday, October 30, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: Goodly Treasures New and Old: A Lecture on the Song of Songs
by Gary A. Rendsburg, Blanche and Irving Laurie Professor of Jewish History, Rutgers University

The Hebraic Section, African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress presents “Goodly Treasures New and Old: A Lecture on the Song of Songs,” by Gary A. Rendsburg, Blanche and Irving Laurie Professor of Jewish History, Rutgers University. Following the talk there will be a Display of Rare Books (new and old!) from the collections of the Library of Congress.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Ann Brener, (202) 707-4186, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Book Talk: “Rwanda Women Rising” by Swanee Hunt, U.S. Ambassador to Austria (ret.)

The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division,  Library of Congress, presents a book talk and signing by Swanee Hunt, U.S. Ambassador to Austria (ret.): “Rwanda Women Rising.” While news of the Rwandan genocide reached all corners of the globe, the story of the nation’s recovery is little known.  The key role of women is even less known. In ”Rwandan Women Rising,” Swanee Hunt shares the stories of some seventy women — heralded activists and unsung heroes alike — who overcame unfathomable brutality, devastating loss, and unending challenges to rebuild Rwandan society.
Location: Room LJ-119, 1st Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Eve Ferguson, (202) 707-1982 or [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations 5 days ahead at [email protected] or call (202) 707-6362.

 

Thursday, November 9, 2017, noon -  1 p.m.
Book Talk: “Queen Njinga’s Diplomacy: Written and Performed” by Linda Heywood

The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress invites you to a book talk, “Queen Njinga’s Diplomacy: Written and Performed,” by LInda Heywood.  Dr. Heywood is Professor of African History and the History of the African Diaspora and African American Studies at Boston University. Her latest book is “Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen” (Harvard University Press, 2017). Book signing to follow. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Laverne Page, (202) 707-1979, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

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