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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 […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 5/5/2017

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 […]

Time Travel: Russia A Hundred Years Ago

(The following is a post by Harold M. Leich, Russian Area Specialist, European Division.) Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944), an innovator in the field of color photography, was commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II to document the vast Russian Empire between the years 1909 and 1915. The Library of Congress’ Prokudin-Gorskii Collection of color photographs featuring the […]

Keynote Presentations and Collections Display at the 11th Annual International Mongolian Studies Conference at the Library of Congress January 27, 2017

(The following is a post by Susan Meinheit, Mongolian and Tibetan Reference Specialist, Asian Division) The Asian Division recently welcomed over 80 Mongolian scholars for the keynote session of the 11th Annual International Mongolian Studies Conference. The conference is a yearly two-day event hosted by the Mongolian Cultural Association located in Falls Church, VA, and […]

Aesop’s Fables at the Library of Congress

(The following is a post by Taru Spiegel, Reference Specialist, European Division.) “Aesop’s Fables” have been known for well over two millennia, and have been published in numerous languages and various configurations. Expressions such as “sour grapes,” “birds of a feather flock together,” “familiarity breeds contempt,” and “slow and steady wins the race,” have their […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 4/14/2017

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 […]

Gathered Around the Seder Table: Images from the Passover Haggadah

(The following is a cross-post by Sharon Horowitz, reference librarian in the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division. It originally appeared on the Library of Congress blog.) Exodus 23:15 tells us that Passover should be celebrated in the spring. The rabbis understood this to mean it was their job to maintain the […]