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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 10/21/2016

Kevin Schwartz flyer-revisedTuesday, October 25, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. (ET)
“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].
Click here for information.

 

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]

 

DabashiWednesday, November 9, 2016, noon -  1 p.m.
“The Persian Book Lecture Series” 2016 Focus: Literature and Performing Arts
Featuring
Book Talk: Persophilia: Persian Culture on the Global Scene
By Dr. Hamid Dabashi

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].
Click here for information.

 

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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eggintonFriday, December 2, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World

Professor William Egginton who teaches in the Spanish Program of the Department of German and Romance Languages at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, will present and sign his new book entitled “The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World.” This event is cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress.
Location: Mary 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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