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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 10/27/2017

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]

 

International Writing Program Spotlight logoFriday, November 3, 2017, noon
Panel Discussion: International Writing Program Spotlight

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Writing Program, residents Enza García Arreaza (Venezuela) and Santiago Giralt (Argentina) will participate in a discussion with Cynthia P. Schneider, former ambassador to the Netherlands and Amy Storrow, foreign service officer and Cox fellow. Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing Program, will moderate the discussion. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and presented in partnership with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, ground floor.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Rwanda Women Rising FlyerTuesday, 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]

 

Tuesday, November 14, 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 11:00am-12:00pm. 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 business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Reformation at 500 Lecture FlyerTuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Lecture: The Reformation at 500: German Treasures in the USA

The European Division, Library of Congress and the German Embassy jointly present The Reformation at 500: German Treasures in the USA, an illustrated lecture commemorating the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation by Tom Rassieur, John E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings Minneapolis Institute of Art. In the run-up to this year’s observation of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 Theses on October 31, 1517, German and American partners collaborated to bring to the United States exhibitions of historically relevant artworks and objects associated with Luther and his contemporaries. Many of these items had never before left Germany. The largest of the exhibitions, “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation,” took place at the Minneapolis Institute of Art from October 30, 2016 to January 15, 2017. This talk by eminent art historian and Minneapolis Institute of Art curator Tom Rassieur will address the formation of the exhibition and elucidate the stories they tell about people and events that radically altered the course of European and American history. Free and open to the public.
Presented in conjunction with “Martin Luther as Priest, Heretic, and Outlaw: The Reformation at 500,” a Library of Congress display on view in the Jefferson Building through January 1, 2018.
Location: Room LJ-119, First Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Erika Spencer (202) 707-4371 or email [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

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