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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 6/9/2016

Assyrian 7

Ewangeliyon (The Assyrian Gospel). Urmia, Iran, late 18th century. Manuscript. Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress.

Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Conference: Assyrian Legacy – From Ancient Civilization to Today’s Cultural Revival

The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress invites you to a conference, “Assyrian Legacy: From Ancient Civilization to Today’s Cultural Revival,” on Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., in room LJ-119, first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Nine prominent scholars and experts will present their talks on three main subjects: the Assyrian Legacy in the Cradle of Civilization, the Assyrian Christian Past & Present, and Assyrian Culture in the Middle East and in Diaspora. The conference will be accompanied by a rare exhibit of Assyrian related materials held at the Library of Congress and a special music performance of Syriac liturgical chants. Light lunch will be served.
Free and open to the public.  No registration is required.
Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb, (202) 707-1221
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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Friday, June 10, 2016, 1:30pm
THE 24th POETRY MARATHON OF THE TEATRO DE LA LUNA
El XXIV Maratón de Poesía del Teatro de la Luna

El Maratón de Poesía is a Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country, gathering poets together from Latin America. This event is hosted on a yearly basis both by the Teatro de la Luna in Arlington, VA, and here at the Library of Congress. The event will be moderated by poet and literary critic Rei Berroa (George Mason University). The event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the LC Hispanic Cultural Society.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, 6th floor
Book sales will follow / Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]
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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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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
By 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
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Wednesday, 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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