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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 9/23/2016

HaderlapWednesday, September 28, 2016, noon
Book Talk: “Angel of Oblivion” by Maja Haderlap

The European Division, in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Embassy of Slovenia, presents Maja Haderlap, prize-winning Austrian-Slovene novelist, poet, playwright, and translator, discussing her novel “Angel of Oblivion.” This novel is inspired by the experiences of Maja Haderlap’s family and the Slovenian-speaking minority in southern Austria, many of whom fought as partisans against the Nazis during World War II. The story centers around a young girl learning to navigate between two hostile communities and two extremely burdened languages:  Slovenian, a language of heroic resistance and continued humiliation, and German, an escape from her stifling rural upbringing, but also the language of the camps which many family members did not survive. With its themes of tolerance and integration, the weight of history, the effects of conflicts on survivors and their children, and language’s role in shaping identity, Haderlap’s novel deals with problems of paramount importance today. This novel, recently translated into English by Tess Lewis (winner of the 2016 ACFNY Translation Award) and published by Archipelago Books, won the highly prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann prize in 2011 and France’s Prix du Premier Roman in 2015.
Location: European Division Conference Room, LJ-250, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Erika Spencer, [email protected] or (202) 707-4371.
Request ASL and ADA accommodations five days in advance, at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

 

WheresWANDALocFlyerThursday, September 29, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: Where’s WANDA in African & Diaspora? Empowering a New Generation of Healthy Eaters, Readers and Leaders

In celebration of African Heritage Month, author Tambra Raye Stevenson, M.S. will discuss her forthcoming “Where’s WANDA?” book series which creates the first-girl character exploring Africa through its foods and female farmers to help heal her community. As founder and CEO of Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture, Stevenson supports equitable opportunities for women and girls to improve their communities through food and nutrition. This event is free and Open to the public. Light refreshments provided.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Jefferson Building. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Eve Ferguson, (202) 707-1982, [email protected]
Request ASL & ADA accommodations 5 days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

 

European_Sept 29 2016Thursday, September 29, 2016, noon
Lecture: Quantifying the Soviet Economic and Social Crisis of 1920: Food Supply, Rail Transport, Fuel, and Demographics

The European Division presents a discussion with historian Jonathan Kapiloff: “Quantifying the Soviet Economic and Social Crisis of 1920: Food Supply, Rail Transport, Fuel, and Demographics.” Mr. Kapiloff earned a B.A. in 1980 from Columbia University, and an M.A. and C. Phil degree (1984) from the University of California at Berkeley.
Location: European Division conference room, LJ-250 (2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building)
Event is free and open to the public.
Request ASL and ADA accommodations five days in advance, at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].
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EugeniaTarzibachi-eventThursday, September 29, 2016, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
LECTURE: FEMININE PROTECTION: MENSTRUAL BODIES, GENDER, AND THE TRANSNATIONAL FEMCARE INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATES AND ARGENTINA

Eugenia Tarzibachi (University of Buenos Aires/CONICET) will present her research on the connections between traditional narratives of gender and the commercial dissemination and consumption of disposable menstrual products. Drawing on advertisements, first-person accounts, interviews, and educational materials, Tarzibachi critically examines the similarities between the United States and Argentina at specific historical conjunctures between 1920 and 1980. Cosponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division and the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
Location:Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, 3rd floor
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]
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hemingwayWednesday, October 5, 2016, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
LECTURE: A SPANISH READING OF HEMINGWAY

Douglass LaPradde (University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley) will discuss the rare perspective of Hemingway’s world from a Spanish vantage, including connections to Cuba, but also within the context of a WWI author. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division, the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, 3rd floor
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]
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AnaMariaRuimonteThursday, October 6, 2016, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
“EL CARRO DEL AMOR / THE CART OF LOVE”: A SPANISH CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL

Mezzo-soprano Ana María Ruimonte together with a Spanish baroque chamber ensemble will present this unique musical event that combines song, multimedia, and puppeteering. Cosponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division and the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, ground floor
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]
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Cret-RR-SketchTuesday, October 11, 2016, 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 every month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. Click here for information about reader’s cards.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building.
Contact: [email protected]

 

SettisThursday, October 27, 2016, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Lecture: If Venice Dies by Professor Salvatore Settis

With a tour de force discussion on the meaning of cities, Professor Salvatore Settis pleads for the survival of Venice. Settis, chairman of the Louvre Museum’s Scientific Council, is a widely-published archaeologist and art historian. He was director of the Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles, and Professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. This event is organized by the Library of Congress European Division, in partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute.
Location: Dining Room A, LM-620, 6th floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Lucia Wolf, [email protected], (202) 707-2256.
Request ASL and ADA accommodation five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or at [email protected].

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