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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 10/14/2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. (ET)
“The Persian Book Lecture Series” 2016 Focus: Literature and Performing Arts
Featuring
Film: Isfahan to Irvine – Documentary Film Screening by Hossein Omoumi, Followed by Q&A

This program is jointly organized by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland. Free and open to the public.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Hirad Dinavari, [email protected], (202) 707-4518.
Request ASL and ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].
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TamariWednesday, October 19, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: From Manuscript to Printed Text: the Transformation of the Talmud
by Ittai Joseph Tamari, Ph.D., Director, Central Archives for Research on the History of the Jews in Germany

This program is organized by the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Jewish Studies Program, American University and the Judaic Studies Program, George Washington University. A display of rare books will follow. Free and open to the public.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Ann Brener (202) 707-4186, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]
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havel2Thursday, October 20, 2016, noon - 1 p.m.
Film: Václav Havel – A Life in Freedom (Život podle Václava Havla)

The European Division will screen director Andrea Sedláčková’s film “Václav Havel – A Life in Freedom” (Život podle Václava Havla) on October 20, at noon, in the Pickford Theatre. The film explores the life of Václav Havel, taken from hundreds of hours of footage capturing various periods of Havel’s life—family, childhood, his love, drama and political activities. Through the documentary, the director portrays Havel as intellectual rebel, lover of women and life, and admirer of rockers and dissidents. This “portrait” of Havel was made as the first-ever international co-production of Czech Television and Franco-German TV ARTE. The screening also commemorates the 80th birthday of former Czech President Václav Havel. (Dir. Andrea Sedláčková, 2014, 70 min., Czech with English subtitles). Free and open to the public.
Location: Pickford Theater (3rd floor, James Madison Building)
Contact: Erika Spencer (202) 707-4371, [email protected], or EurRR (202) 707-4515.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (voice/TTY) or [email protected]
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DonQuixoteLecture_HernanPinillos_LCflyerFriday, October 21, 2016, 3 p.m.
Lecture: “Why Is Don Quixote the Best Work of Fiction According to 100 Authors”

Professor Hernán Pinillos (Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Maryland) will deliver a presentation that will explore Don Quixote’s reception throughout the years, touching on some key items that have attracted readers over centuries: the meaning of the title; Cervantes’ stance in the “Prologue”; the birth of Don Quixote and the modern novel; and how all these notions have contributed to the myth of Don Quixote that continues to fascinate readers and critics today. The talk will be followed by a unique display of  books by Miguel de Cervantes from the Rare Book and Special Collections. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Rare Book and Special Collections of the Library of Congress.
Location: Rosenwald Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd 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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Kevin Schwartz flyer-revisedTuesday, October 25, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
“The Persian Book Lecture Series” 2016 Focus: Literature and Performing Arts
Featuring
Lecture: The Return of the Masters: Connections, Contestations, and the Redrawing of Persian Literary History
By Dr. Kevin Schwartz, Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress

This program is jointly organized by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland. Free and open to the public.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Hirad Dinavari, [email protected], (202) 707-4518.
Request ASL and ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].
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ToyinThursday, October 27, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: Ritual Archives
by Toyin Omoyeni Falola, Esteemed Nigerian Historian and Professor of African Studies, Holder of the Jacob and Francis Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, The University of Texas-Austin

This program is organized by the African and Middle Eastern Division. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Dr. Angel Batiste, (202) 707-1980, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]
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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].

 

Cret-RR-SketchTuesday, November 8, 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. – noon. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. Click here for more 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]

 

Gaza Kitcher FlyerMonday, November 14, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey, featuring Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Laila El-Haddad, co-author of “The Gaza Kitchen,” is an award-winning Palestinian writer, activist, and public speaker. She was the Gaza correspondent for Al Jazeera English website and a regular contributor to the BBC World Service. Maggi Schmitt, co-author of “The Gaza Kitchen,” is a writer, researcher, translator, educator and social activist. She has written extensively for the Atlantic and other publications. This program is organized by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Nawal Kawar (202) 707- 4708 or [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected]

 

Boonin FlyerTuesday, November 15, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: “Never Tell A Boy Not To Fight” by Harry D. Boonin

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress presents Harry D. Boonin speaking about his new book, “Never Tell A Boy Not To Fight: from Immigrant Beginnings A Century Ago, Four Jewish Boxers from Philadelphia Ascend the Pugilistic Ladder of Success.” Books will be available for sale and signing.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected], (202) 707-3780
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 protected]
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