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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 4/21/2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. (ET)
Lecture: “”Is a History of North Korea without Kim Il-sung Possible?”

The Asian Division of the Library of Congress invites you to join us for a lecture by Dr. Prof. Andre Schmid, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto. He will argue that the type of North Korean materials available in the LOC enables us to understand the early history of North Korea without always returning to the words and ‘guidance’ of Kim Il-sung. Socio-economic, gendered, and cultural histories allow us to rethink the basis of Party-state rule as well as the Kim personality cult.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: LJ-139B, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Sonya Lee, (202) 707-2991, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
The Persian Book Lecture Series

Book Talk: ‘Us&Them’: Breaking Free from Cultural Branding and Identity Politics

The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress invites you to a book talk, “‘Us&Them’: Breaking Free from Cultural Branding and Identity Politics,” featuring Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, Speaker, Professor and Novelist. Book signing will follow.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African Middle East Division Reading Room, LJ-220 Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Hirad Dinavari 202-707-4518, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
(Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Award-Winning Nigerian Writer
The Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division, in partnership with the Africa Society and the Howard University Department of African Studies, invites you to a reading and book signing with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Award-winning Nigerian writer. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African Middle East Division Reading Room, LJ-220 Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Angel Batiste (202) 707–1980 or [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707- 6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017, noon –  1 p.m. (Newly added!)
Book Talk: The Economic Transition That Tunisia’s Democratic Transition Deserves
by Professor Stephen J. King, Associate Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University

The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and the American Tunisian Association present a book talk, titled “The Economic Transition That Tunisia’s Democratic Transition Deserves,” by Professor Stephen J. King, Associate Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African Middle East Division Reading Room, LJ-220 Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Mary-Jane Deeb, [email protected], (202) 707-1221.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707- 6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Friday, April 28, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Research Orientation: Chinese Databases
by Jeffrey Wang and Yuwu Song of Asian Division, Library of Congress.

This session will provide an overview of some of the major databases related to contemporary Chinese studies, including DuXiu, China Multilingual Journals, China Monographic Series Full-text Database, and National Index to Chinese Newspapers and Periodicals. There will be hands-on exercises with each database. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.
Location: LA-149, John Adams Building, 2nd St, SE. Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Yuwu Song (202) 707-3683
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Monday, May 1, 2017 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Film Screening: “La Batalla Futura” A Film about Roberto Bolaño

The film by Ricardo House offers a close look at the writer Roberto Bolaño and his turbulent relationship with his native country, Chile. The film intends to show the unknown aspects of the young Bolaño, a provocative avant-garde man, and one Latin America’s most celebrated writers. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Chile.
Free and open to the public.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, 3rd floor.
Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

 

Monday, May 8, 2017, 11 a.m.
Lecture: Brazilian Literature: A Conversation with Noemi Jaffe

Brazilian novelist Noemi Jaffe will be discussing her most recent novel “What are the Blind Men Dreaming?” (O que os cegos estão sonhando?) in a moderated conversation with Vivaldo Andrade dos Santos (Georgetwon University). This book brings together the experiences and reflections of three generations of women: Lili Stern—the author’s mother—a Holocaust survivor whose diary entries open the book; Noemi Jaffe herself, reflecting on her mother’s experiences upon reading her diary and visiting Auschwitz in 2009; and Noemi’s daughter Leda Cartum, as a response to “the power of memory and survival.”
Free and open to the public
Location: Whittall Pavillion, Thomas Jefferson Buildfing, ground floor
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

 

Monday, May 8, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: How I Found My Jewish American Family
by Genealogist Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage

In Celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington present Genealogist Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage speaking on “How I Found My Jewish American Family.” Mr. Horowitz will share techniques, resources and repositories in the US and in the world that helped him discover the US branch of his family.
Location: African Middle East Division Reading Room, LJ-220 Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected] or (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 [email protected]

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 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. – 12 p.m. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader’s cards, see here.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building. Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, noon
Book Talk: A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War

The European Division and Polish Language Table of the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, present Robert Blobaum discussing his new book, “A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War.” Robert Blobaum is the Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of History at West Virginia University. In addition to “A Minor Apocalypse,” he is the editor of “Antisemitism and Its Opponents in Modern Poland” (2005), and the author of the award-winning “Rewolucja: Russian Poland, 1904-1907” (1995) and “Feliks Dzierzynski and the SDKPiL: A Study of the Origins of Polish Communism” (1984). Book sales and signing to follow.
Location: European Reading Room, LJ-249 (2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building)
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707- 6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]
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Monday, May 15, 2017, noon –  1 p.m.
Book Talk: King Solomon’s Table
by Joan Nathan, World-famous author of 11 cookbooks

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division presents Joan Nathan, World-famous author of 11 cookbooks, speaking about her newest book. “King Solomon’s Table.”
Location: African Middle East Division Reading Room, LJ-220 Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected] or (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 [email protected]

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