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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 6/17/2016

millerFriday, June 17, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: “Warn the Duke”: The Sarajevo Assassination in History, Memory, and Myth
Paul Miller, Associate Professor, McDaniel College

The European Division presents a talk, “‘Warn the Duke’: The Sarajevo Assassination in History, Memory, and Myth,” by Paul Miller, Associate Professor at McDaniel College.  Miller earned his Ph.D. in modern European history at Yale University (1995). His dissertation, From Revolutionaries to Citizens: Antimilitarism in France, 1870–1914, was published by Duke University Press in 2002. In 2004–05, he was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Sarajevo, where he wrote on, and taught, genocide issues. From 2011 to 2013, Miller was a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Birmingham (UK), where he researched, and later published his work on, the memory of the Sarajevo assassination.
Location: European Division conference room, LJ-250, (2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building)
Metro stop: Capitol South
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Research Orientation: A Research Guide to the Pre-1958 Chinese Collection in the Asian Division of the Library of Congress
Jeffrey Wang, Reference Specialist, Asian Division

This research orientation is organized by the Asian Division.  It is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.
Location: Asian Division Reading Room Foyer, LJ-150, first floor of the Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro strop: Capitol South.
Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].
Contact: Jeffrey Wang, (202) 2932 or [email protected].

 

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African and Middle Eastern Reading Room. Carol Highsmith, 1946-, photographer. 2007.

Thursday, June 23, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: From Bomberg to the Beit Midrash: Page Layout in Venice Hebrew Printing and the Experience of Rabbinic Learning
Yoel Finkelman, Ph.D., Judaica Curator, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem

This lecture is organized by the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress in cooperation with The Hebrew Language Table. Free and open to the public.
Location:  The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220 Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC 20540
Metro stop: Capitol South
For additional information contact:  Sharon Horowitz (202)707-3780
Please allow time to clear security
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].
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kovacicWednesday, July 20, 2016, 1 p.m.
The European Division, in partnership with the Embassy of Slovenia, presents Michael Biggins discussing his most recent translation, Lojze Kovačič’s Newcomers.

Newcomers (Prišleki, in Slovenian) is often regarded as one of the most important Slovenian novels of the 20th century, and has been translated into several languages. It provides an intricate vision of how groups and societies descend into tribalism, and of how individuals resist. Michael Biggins has translated over 15 book-length literary works, and has been awarded the Janko Lavrin Diploma of the Society of Slovene Literary Translators.
Location: Pickford Theater (3rd floor, James Madison Building)
Metro stop: Capitol South
Free and open to the public.
Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]
Click here for more information.

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