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New Videos Monthly, 11/21/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic.

African and Middle Eastern Division

TITLE: Marriage & Politics in 19th & 20th Century Ethiopia (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Heran Sereke-Brhan
EVENT DATE: 2017/04/20
RUNNING TIME: 68 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Heran Sereke-Brhan discussed marriage and politics in 19th- and 20th-Century Ethiopia

TITLE: Life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Mona Khademi
EVENT DATE: 2017/09/20
RUNNING TIME: 55 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Mona Khademi offered a glimpse into the life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney and her connections with Iran and Iranians.
Speaker Biography: Mona Khademi is an independent researcher and director of International Arts Management Consulting in Washington D.C. Through her consulting firm she has promoted global understanding through the exchange of arts and cultural programs for more than 20 years. Her areas of interest include development and management of international, cultural and arts programs.

European Division

TITLE: András Visky’s Barrack Dramaturgy (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: András Visky
EVENT DATE: 2017/09/26
RUNNING TIME: 57 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Playwright and essayist András Visky discusses his work and his concept of theater, as described in a recent book, “András Visky’s Barrack Dramaturgy.”
Speaker Biography: András Visky is an ethnic Hungarian playwright in Cluj, Romania. His works have been staged in various countries in Europe, the United States and elsewhere.

New Videos Monthly, 9/20/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: Persian Manuscripts in India: Collections, Collectors & Their Future (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Chander […]

New Videos Monthly, 8/2/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: King Solomon’s Table (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Joan Nathan EVENT DATE: 2017/05/15 RUNNING TIME: […]

New Videos Monthly, 7/15/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: The Poetry of Jawdat Haydar in a Transnational Framework (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Carol […]

New Videos Monthly, 6/9/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division Title: Discovery of the Secret of the Great Pyramid & the Tomb of Tutankhamun (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Mamdouh Eldamaty EVENT […]

4 Corners of the World Blog Launches a New Series, “New Videos Monthly”

“New Videos Monthly” is a new series that gathers in one place online videos recently made available on the Library’s website of public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. A post will be published every month and videos will be listed under each of the four area studies divisions respectively. To kick off the […]

The Persian Book Lecture Series on Video, an Educational Resource, Now Available Online

(The following post is by Hirad Dinavari, reference specialist for the Iranian World Collections, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress.) In conjunction with the 2014 exhibition: “A Thousand Years of the Persian Book” at the Library of Congress, we in AMED teamed up with Roshan Persian Studies Institute at University of […]

Jewish Genealogy Lecture in Celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month on May 16th

(The following is a post by Sharon Horowitz, Reference Librarian, Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division.) In 1882 three Blumenthal brothers, Sam, Philip and Barney, left the Duchy of Courland, today part of western Latvia, bound for the United States. Michigan became the place they called home. Initially working as traveling peddlers, the three […]

Reflections on Symbols of Women’s History in Modern Context

(The Following is a post by Joan Weeks, Head, Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division.) With the celebration of Women’s History Month in March, images of suffragettes and suffragists marching for voting rights, or women on the assembly lines such as “Rosie the Riveter,” were frequently displayed around the country. In February 1980, […]