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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 10/12/2018

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Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, 4 p.m.
Reading & Conversation with Cristina Rivera Garza
2018 National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

The Mexican novelist will read from her work and participate in a moderated discussion with translators Suzanne Jill Levine and Aviva Kana. Rivera Garza’s latest novel The Taiga Syndrome (El mal de la Taiga) was published in English in 2018 by the Dorothy Project. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress. Presented in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: [email protected]
Free tickets available via Eventbrite

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884-1914

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Music Division of the Library of Congress invite you to a presentation by Vivi Lachs, Ph.D. about her new book, “Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884-1914.” Books will be available for purchase and signing. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor.
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected], (202) 707-3780

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6 p.m.
Symposium and Collection Display: Italian Americans Before and During World War II

The European Division and the Greater Washington D.C. Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women present a symposium and treasure display on Italian Americans Before and During World War II.

Moderator: The Honorable Constance Morella, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland’s 8th District (January 1987-January 2003), Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (2003-07), and Ambassador in Residence for the Women & Politics Institute, American University.
Presenters: Linda B. Osborne, author of several books on ethnic Americans and co-author of Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress (2013); and Father Ezio Marchetto, pastor of Holy Rosary Church (Washington, DC), former Associate Director of the Center for Migration Studies in New York, and former Director of the Development Office of the Scalabrini International Migration Network.
Location: West Dining Room (6th floor, James Madison Building)
For more information, contact the European Division.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 4 p.m.
Poetry Reading: A Celebration of Uruguayan Poetry

Poet Silvia Guerra will read excerpts of her work and translators Jesse Lee KerchevalJeannine Pitas, Anna Deeny, and Seth Michelson share new translations of Delmira Agustini, Circe MaiaMarosa di Giorgio, Amanda Berenguer, and Melisa Mechado. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Uruguay. Free and open to the public.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: [email protected]

Hispanic Reading RoomTuesday, November 13, 2018, 11 a.m.
Research Orientation: Hispanic Reading Room

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, click here.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240.
Contact: [email protected]

 

Archive of Hispanic Literature launches new online recordings

(The following is a post by Catalina Gómez, reference librarian in the Hispanic Division.) Among the various ways that the Library celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) is by launching, during this special commemoration, new digital material on the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT). For the past three years, […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 10/5/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 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 […]

New Videos 10/2/2018

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: Popular Iranian Cinema Before the Revolution (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Pedram Partovi EVENT DATE: 2018/04/04 […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 9/28/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Wednesday, October 10, 2018, noon – 1 p.m. Book Talk: Historical Atlas of Hasidism The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress invite you […]

Trivia, Bookmarks, and Websites, Oh My!

 (The following is a post by Tracy North, reference librarian and co-editor, HLAS, Hispanic Division.) Which Latin American country grows over 4,000 kinds of potatoes? How many countries are in South America? Who wrote Don Quixote?* At the 2018 National Book Festival, the Hispanic Division’s table, at the Library of Congress’ pavilion, hosted a trivia […]

Native roots of Italian cuisine from the region of Lombardy

(The following is a post by Lucia Wolf, reference librarian for Italy, European Division.) In 2016, the Library of Congress acquired an Italian manuscript recipe book entitled “Zia Annita” (Aunt Annita), composed between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in Lombardy.  This booklet is but a recent addition to the Library’s notable collection of […]

Mapping Imperial Japanese History through the B-Collection

(The following is a post by Chelsea Hudson, Junior Fellow, Asian Division, Summer 2018.) The process of inventorying and cataloging the hundreds of thousands of items scattered across Library archives is in itself an exercise in reconstructing history. Each book or journal records the anonymous hands that have censored its text, drawn in its margins, […]

4 Corners: International Collections and Programs, 9/7/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 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 […]

An American traveler in Central Asia then and now: from travel log to travel blog

(The following is a post by Joan Weeks, head of the Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division.) Journeys to Central Asia retracing the ancient Silk Road routes from China to Istanbul captivated American travelers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as they do today’s tourists. With the advent of photography and […]