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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 Fadda
EVENT DATE: 2017/04/13
RUNNING TIME: 51 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Carol Fadda discussed her research on Arab American literature and cultures, critical race and ethnic studies, transnational and diaspora studies.
Speaker Biography: Carol Fadda is associate professor of English at Syracuse University and is the author of “Contemporary Arab American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Home and Belonging.”

TITLE: Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Lidudumalingani Mqombothi
EVENT DATE: 2017/04/12
RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Lidudumalingani Mqombothi read from his prize-winning short story “Memories We Lost” and participated in a moderated discussion with the Library’s Laverne Page.
Speaker Biography: Lidudumalingani Mqombothi is an African author and 2016 Caine Prize winner.

TITLE: Islam: Facts & Fictions (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Chase Robinson
EVENT DATE: 2017/04/06
RUNNING TIME: 58 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Chase Robinson discussed his work on the history of Islamic civilization.
Speaker Biography: Chase Robinson is president and distinguished professor of history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

TITLE: African Poetry Book Fund Spotlight  (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Chris Abani, Matthew Shenoda, Aracelis Girmay
EVENT DATE: 2017/02/10
RUNNING TIME: 135 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: During the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, African Poetry Book Fund board members discussed contemporary African poetry.

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, […]