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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 12/16/2016

(Event canceled) Tuesday, January 24, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. (ET) – Newly added!
Lecture: Family Histories and Political Marriages in Ethiopia
by Dr. Heran Serekebrehan, Deputy Director of the Washington DC  Mayor’s Office of African Affairs

The African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress, invites you to a lecture, “Family Histories and Political Marriages in Ethiopia,” by Dr. Heran Serekebrehan, Deputy Director of the Washington DC  Mayor’s Office of African Affairs.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Fentahun Tiruneh, (202) 707-4163, [email protected]
Event is 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 [email protected]

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, noon
Lecture: Life and Times of Russian Historian and Culinary Writer Vil’jam Pokhlebkin, 1923-2000

The European Division presents the “Life and Times of Russian Historian and Culinary Writer Vil’jam Pokhlebkin, 1923-2000,” by Ronald Feldstein, Professor Emeritus, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington. Vil’jam Pokhlebkin (pictured here) was a Russian historian, culinary expert, and cultural figure whose numerous publications cover a wide range of fields, including cuisine, heraldry, Scandinavian history, vodka, and the history of Stalin’s pseudonym. Professor Feldstein’s interest in Pokhlebkin dates back to the late 1970s, when he used Pokhlebkin’s Национальные кухни наших народов (The ethnic cuisines of our peoples) in a translation class. The eventual result was a semester-long course on the life and work of Pokhlebkin that Prof. Feldstein taught in 2010-11.
Location: European Division conference room, LJ-250, 2nd floor, Jefferson Building
Free and open to the public.
For information 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) [email protected]
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Fawzi FlyerWednesday, January 25, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: “Icons of the Coptic Church” by Evelyn Avery Rophael, Coptic Iconographer

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress, presents “Icons of the Coptic Church” by Evelyn Avery Rophael, Coptic Iconographer. Ms. Rophael gives a presentation about the 2,000 year history of Christian icons of Egypt, including her own experience as a Coptic iconographer.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Fawzi Tadros, (202) 707-7311, [email protected]
Event is 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 [email protected]
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Thursday, January 26, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: “Will you hear my voice?” Rachel Bluwstein (1899-1931): Hebrew Poetess and Pioneer
By Ann Brener, Hebraic Area Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress invites you to a talk – “Will you hear my voice?” Rachel Bluwstein (1899-1931): Hebrew Poetess and Pioneer,” by Ann Brener, Hebraic Area Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division. The talk will be followed by a display of rare books pertaining to the life and times of Rachel Bluwstein, and also by the gifting to the Hebraic Section of a unique signed copy of Rachel’s second, iconic book of poetry.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Ann Brener, (202) 707-4186, [email protected]
Event is 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 [email protected]

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