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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 10/7/2016

Cret-RR-SketchTuesday, October 11, 2016, 11 a.m. (ET)
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]

 

rum-event1Tuesday, October 11, 2016, noon
LECTURE: “RUM: ITS HISTORY AND CONNOISSEURSHIP”

Historian Franklin Knight (Johns Hopkins University) will present a lecture on the history of rum, one of Latin America’s most popular drinks. Cosponsored by the Hispanic 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]
Click here for more information.

 

cuba-map1Wednesday, October 12, 2016, noon
Collection Display: “Cuba Beyond Havana: Display of Cuban Collections”

Come travel with us to the island of Cuba and visit the towns and cities beyond Havana. LC staff-member Eva Reyes-Cisnero will be leading a tour of 19th-century Cuba using maps, census, newspapers, travel guides, and other documents to illustrate some key moments in Cuban history beyond the capital of La Habana. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural  Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Geography and Map Reading Room (Room LM B-01), Madison Building, basement. Metro stop: Capitol South.
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]

 

queer-iberia1Thursday, October 13, 2016, noon
BOOK TALK: “QUEER IBERIA: SEXUALITIES, CULTURES, AND CROSSINGS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE RENAISSANCE”

A conversation with Prof. Josiah Blackmore (Harvard University) and Prof. Gregory S. Hutcheson (University of Louisville) on their book “Queer Iberia” (Duke University Press, 1999). Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division, the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress and LC-GLOBE.
Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Building, 6th 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]
Click here for more information.

 

OLAJUMOKE eventThursday, October 13, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: Reintegration of Refugee Women in Post-Conflict Liberia
by Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State, Negeria

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]
Click here for information.

 

SommerFriday, October 14, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty China
by Dr. Matthew H. Sommer

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Matthew H. Sommer, Professor of History, Stanford University, on his new book “Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions” (University of California Press, 2015). This program is organized by the Asian Division of the Library of Congress and the Asian Division Friends Society.
Free and open to the public.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, ground floor, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Qi Qiu, [email protected], (202) 707-0797
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (voice/TTY) or email [email protected].

 

Mother TeresaFriday, October 14, 2016, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Lecture: Mother Teresa and her Ascent to Sainthood
by her biographer Father Lush Gjergji

The European Division, Library of Congress presents “Mother Teresa and her Ascent to Sainthood” by her biographer Father Lush Gjergji. Father Lush Gjergji is a Roman Catholic priest in Kosova, where he was born. He was ordained in 1973, and his 1975 doctorate in psychology is from the Sapienza University of Rome. He has authored over 60 works on psychology and religion, as well as 16 books dedicated to the life, works and spirituality of Saint Teresa of Calcutta. He will discuss her life and works, as well as her Albanian origins. Father Lush writes in Albanian, Italian and Croatian, and his works have been translated into English and several other languages. His talk will be translated into English.
Location: European Reading Room, LJ-249, 2nd floor, Jefferson Building. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Free and open to the public.
Contact: Erika Spencer [email protected], (202) 707-4371 or (202) 707-4515.
Request ASL and ADA accommodation five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (voice/TTY) or at [email protected].

 

GulloFriday, October 14, 2016, 3 p.m.
Lecture: Saving Libraries during a Time of War: The Hill Museum and Manuscript Library’s Race to Preserve Manuscripts Threatened by War and Cultural Trafficking
by Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Curator of the Malta Study Center

This event is organized by the European Division, in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Malta, the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the European Union National Institutes for Culture. Dr. Gullo will introduce the various manuscript cultures represented by the HMML’s projects and discuss efforts to recover manuscripts, such as those damaged by acts of war in Malta, ensuring that the contents of these irreplaceable witnesses to centuries of history will not be lost forever.
Free and open to the public.
Location: LJ-119, first floor, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Request ASL and ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].
Click here for information.

 

OmumiTuesday, October 18, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
“The Persian Book Lecture Series” 2016 Focus: Literature and Performing Arts
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].
Click here for information.

 

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]
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]
Click here for information.

 

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].

 

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 or [email protected]

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