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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 5/5/2017

Monday, May 8, 2017, 11 a.m. 12 p.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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Thursday, May 11, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: Imperial Ethiopia’s Unique Symbols, Structures and Role in the Modern World
by Gregory R. Copley, President of The International Strategic Studies Association

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, Presents a lecture on “Imperial Ethiopia’s Unique Symbols, Structures and Role in the Modern World,” by Gregory R. Copley, President of The International Strategic Studies Association. Free and open to the public.
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: Fenta Tiruneh (202) 707-4163, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707- 6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

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]

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (newly added)
Symposium: From Oxus to Euphrates: The Sasanian Empire (Press Release)

Symposium: “From Oxus to Euphrates: The Sasanian Empire” – Program.

Symposium: “From Oxus to Euphrates: The Sasanian Empire” Speaker Profiles.

Symposium: “From Oxus to Euphrates: The Sasanian Empire” Synopsis of Panels

The Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division and Alborz High School – U.S. Alumni invite You to the symposium, “From Oxus to Euphrates: The Sasanian Empire.” This symposium is made possible with support from Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and the Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies & Culture at University of California , Irvine.

Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
New Location: LJ-119, Northeast Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Hirad Dinavari (202) 707-4518, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

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