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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 8/12/2016

EurRRphotoSaturday, August 20, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Information for Researchers: Using the Library of Congress European Reading Room

This Saturday orientation will provide researchers an opportunity to learn more about the Library’s European Reading Room, its collections, expertise, services and programs. The maximum class size is 45 participants. To register or for additional information, use the Saturday orientation online registration form.
Location: Room G-07 of the Jefferson Building. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].
Click here for more information about the Saturday classes for researchers.

 

AMED-RRSaturday, August 27, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Information for Researchers: Using the Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Reading Room

This Saturday orientation will provide researchers an opportunity to learn more about the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, its collections, expertise, services and programs. The maximum class size is 45 participants. To register or for additional information, use the Saturday orientation online registration form.
Location: Room G-07 of the Jefferson Building. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].
Click here for more information about the Saturday classes for researchers.

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
“The Persian Book Lecture Series”
2016 Focus: Literature and Performing Arts

Book Talk: “Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on Stage” by Dr. Ida Meftahi

This program is jointly organized by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland. Dr. Ida Meftahi is Visiting Assistant Professor in Contemporary Iranian Culture and Society at the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, second floor, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Event free and open to all.
Please allow time to clear security.
Contact: Hirad Dinavari, [email protected], (202) 707-4518
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]
Click here for more information.

 

Asian RR

Photo by Harold Meinheit.

(Event Postponed) Friday, September 2, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: Translating the Tale of Genji, the World’s First Great Novel: Bringing the Japanese Medieval Literature to Contemporary English Readers
Dennis Charles Washburn, Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor in Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College

This program is organized by the Asian Division. Free and open to the public.
Location: Asian Reading Room Foyer, LJ-150, First Floor, Jefferson Building.  Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: [email protected], (202) 707-8054.
Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Debra Band FlyerWednesday, September 7, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: The Art of the Sabbath: An Illustrated Talk by Artist and Author Debra Band on her book “Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification.”

This program is presented by the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division. The talk will be followed by a display of Rare Books from the collections of the Library of Congress.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, second floor, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Event free and open to all.
Please allow time to clear security.
Contact: Ann Brener, [email protected], (202) 707-4186
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

 

Mehdi Saeedi 2New Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016, noon – 1:00 p.m.
“The Persian Book Lecture Series” 2016 Focus: Literature and Performing Arts

Mehdi Saeedi’s Persian Calligraphy Series Titled: EVOLUTION

Jointly organized by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland, this program is made possible with the generous support of the Aftab Committee.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, second floor, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Event free and open to all.
Please allow time to clear security.
Contact: Hirad Dinavari, [email protected], (202) 707-4518
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]
Click here for more information.

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: Dubious Gastronomy: A Brief Story of Korean Food in America
by Dr. Robert Ji-Song Ku, Associate professor of Asian and Asian American Studies at Binghamton University of the State University of New York

Hosted by the Asian Division, this lecture will examine the story of Korean food in the United States, beginning with its essential place on the dinner table of the earliest Koreans immigrants to the current gastronomic scene in which Korean food and Korean American chefs are the toast of the culinary world. In telling this story, two foods in particular will take center stage: kimchi, the fermented vegetable dish that is considered the national food of Korea, and SPAM, the canned meat product that has been beloved by Koreans for nearly half a century. These two foods are examples of what the speaker refers to as “dubious” Asian foods in his published book, “Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA.”
Location: Asian Division Foyer (LJ-150), Thomas Jefferson Building. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Sabin Hill FlyerThursday, September 15, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: Hebrew Printing in Arab and Islamic Lands
Brad Sabin Hill, Curator of the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection, Gelman Library, George Washington University

This program is presented by the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division. A display of rare books from the Library’s collections will follow.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, second floor, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Event free and open to all.
Please allow time to clear security.
Contact: Ann Brener, [email protected], (202) 707-4186
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

 

maestrosoler-eventFriday, September 16, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
SPANISH GUITAR RECITAL: MAESTRO SOLER: A HOMAGE TO MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Maestro Soler will present a guitar recital in honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes Saaverdra. Soler has been honored several prizes such as the Medal of St. Vladimir from the Russian Orthodox Church; Plaque of the Catalan Catholic Church Council, among others.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, ground floor. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
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 information.

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