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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 1/13/2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, noon (ET)
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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Rachel - flyerThursday, 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

On Thursday, January 26, the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division will host a talk on Rachel Bluwstein (1899-1931), Hebrew poet and pioneer best known today simply as “Rachel.” The talk will be delivered by Ann Brener, Hebraic Area Specialist at the Library of Congress, and will be followed by a display of rare items illuminating the poet’s life and times. Personifying the values of simplicity and the individual voice, Rachel’s lyrics slipped into the hearts of the young Israeli nation, where they remain to this day. The event will feature some of the poems that have been set to music and also a gifting to the Library of a rare, signed copy of Rachel’s iconic second book.
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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Friday, January 27, 2017, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Lecture: The First Draft of History has a Poor Memory: The Dilowa Khutughtu in American Journalism

The Asian Division presents “The First Draft of History has a Poor Memory: The Dilowa Khutughtu in American Journalism” by John W. Williams, Professor of Political Science, Principia College. Dilowa Khutughtu (1884 – 1964), was a Mongolian reincarnated lama who migrated to America in 1949 to assist Owen Lattimore at one of the first Mongolian studies programs in the U.S. at Johns Hopkins University. This lecture is the keynote speech for the 11th Annual International Mongolian Studies Conference: Mongolia-US Relations: Past, Present and Future.” A related display “Mongolia:  Early American Contacts” can be viewed in the Asian Reading Room, LJ-150, throughout the month of January. The display highlights some of the early American visitors to Mongolia, and their contributions to building the Library’s Mongolian collection.
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Susan Meinheit, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].

 

Business and Entrepreneurship in SAWednesday, February 15, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: “Business and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia: Opportunities for Partnering and Investing in Emerging Business”
A Book Signing by Edward Burton

The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress
presents a book talk, “Business and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia Opportunities for Partnering and Investing in Emerging Business,” by Edward Burton. Burton is the President and CEO of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council. He works with the American and Saudi public and private sectors to promote the interests of U.S.-Saudi Arabian bilateral relationships. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Nawal Kawar (202) 707-4708, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].

 

2017.Serbia.GarfieldWednesday, February 15, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: “This American Wife”
by Serbian writer Milena Trobozić Garfield

The European Division, Library of Congress presents “This American Wife” by Serbian writer Milena Trobozić Garfield. Garfield, a Serbian film and theater producer who has lived several years in Washington, DC, is also a columnist who writes for her native country. Her columns have recently been published as a book titled “Mali saveti za bolji život” (A little advice for a better life).  Her wry observations describe life in the U.S. as viewed by an outsider, from feminism, romance, public solitude, and shopping as entertainment, to art, culture, and the media.
Location: European Division Conference Room, LJ-250, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.  20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Free and open to the public.
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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