Tuesday, July 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]
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
The Persian Book Lecture Series
Lecture: Persian Manuscripts in India: Collections, Collectors, and Their Future
by Chander Shekhar, Persian Specialist, University of Delhi, India
The African and Middle East Division and the Asian Division at the Library of Congress and Roshan Institute For Persian Studies at the University of Maryland present “Persian Manuscripts in India: Collections, Collectors, and Their Future,” by Dr. Chander Shekhar, the Persian Specialist, University of Delhi, India. 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; [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]
Thursday, June 22, 2017, noon - 1 p.m. Book Talk: The Unlinking of Language and Identity Dr. Brenda Domínguez-Rosado, from the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón campus, will discuss her book, “The Unlinking of Language and Puerto Rican Identity: New Trends in Sight.” Language and identity have an undeniable link, but what happens when there are […]
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Symposium: From Oxus to Euphrates: The Sasanian Empire (Press Release) The Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division and Alborz High School – U.S. Alumni invite You to the symposium, “From Oxus to Euphrates: The Sasanian Empire.” This symposium is made possible with support from […]
The Sasanian Empire, which ruled much of Central and Western Asia for over 400 years (224-651 CE), will be the subject of a symposium, “From Oxus to Euphrates: the Sasanian Empire,” to be held from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7th , in Northeast Pavilion of the Thomas Jefferson Building, located at […]
(The following is a repost of an interview conducted by Wendi Maloney, Office of Communications. This interview originally appeared on the Library of Congress Blog.) Joan Nathan is the author of 11 cookbooks, including “King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World,” published in April. Her previous cookbook, “Quiches, Kugels […]
Monday, May 8, 2017, 11 a.m. 12 p.m. Lecture: Brazilian Literature: A Conversation with Noemi Jaffe Brazilian novelist Noemi Jaffe will be discussing her most recent novel “What are the Blind Men Dreaming?” (O que os cegos estão sonhando?) in a moderated conversation with Vivaldo Andrade dos Santos (Georgetwon University). This book brings together the experiences […]
Monday, May 1, 2017 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM Film Screening: “La Batalla Futura” A Film about Roberto Bolaño The film by Ricardo House offers a close look at the writer Roberto Bolaño and his turbulent relationship with his native country, Chile. The film intends to show the unknown aspects of the young Bolaño, a […]
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. (ET) 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]