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New Videos Monthly, 6/9/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic.

African and Middle Eastern Division

Title: Discovery of the Secret of the Great Pyramid & the Tomb of Tutankhamun (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Mamdouh Eldamaty
EVENT DATE: 2017/03/30
RUNNING TIME: 53 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Mamdouh Eldamaty discusses his exploration of the tomb of Tutankhamun, a research venture supported by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

Title: Pomegranates & Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Feride Buyuran
EVENT DATE: 2017/03/15
RUNNING TIME: 38 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Author and food blogger Feride Buyuran discussed her book, “Pomegranates and Saffron,” the first comprehensive cookbook on Azerbaijani cuisine published in the U.S. The book contains recipes of traditional and modern Azerbaijani dishes including appetizers and salads, soups and stews, vegetarian dishes, pasta dishes, and desserts, all adapted for preparation in a Western kitchen.

Title: Islamic Architecture & Its Relevance to Human Daily Needs  (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Heba Abdelnabi
EVENT DATE: 2017/02/21
RUNNING TIME: 58 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Heba Abdelnabi from the University of Alexandria, Egypt discussed her work in Islamic architecture. Event cosponsored by the Egyptian Embassy’s Cultural and Educational Affairs Office.

European Division

Title: A Conversation with Author Edoardo Albinati (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Edoardo Albinati
EVENT DATE: 2017/02/23
RUNNING TIME: 61 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Edoardo Albinati discussed his book, “La Scuola Cattolica,” in an event cosponsored by the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, New Academia Publishing and Italians in DC/ParoLab.

Title: Poetry Reading & Conversation with Immanuel Mifsud (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Immanuel Mifsud
EVENT DATE: 2017/02/16
RUNNING TIME: 88 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Immanuel Mifsud discussed his career and read from his work in an event cosponsored with the Embassy of the Republic of Malta and supported by the Arts Council of Malta in New York.
Speaker Biography: Immanuel Mifsud, a poet and a writer born in Malta in 1967, is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Malta National Award for Prose (2002, 2015), the Malta National Award for Poetry (2015), and the European Union Prize for Literature (2011).

Hispanic Division

Title: La Hoja de Mar: Efecto Archipiélago I (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Ruben Ríos Ávila, Juan Duchesne Winter, Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia
EVENT DATE: 2017/03/03
RUNNING TIME: 86 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Juan Duchesne Winter of the University of Pittsburgh and Ruben Ríos Ávila of NYU presented the book, “La hoja de Mar: Efecto Archipiélago I,” followed by a conversation with the author, Puerto Rican poet and critic Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia of the University of Maryland. In Spanish.

Title: The Man Who Invented Fiction: Cervantes & the Modern World (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: William Egginton
EVENT DATE: 2016/12/02
RUNNING TIME: 69 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: William Egginton discussed his new book, “The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World.”
Speaker Biography: William Egginton teaches in the Spanish program of the department of German and Romance Languages at the Johns Hopkins University.

Title: Queer Iberia: Sexualities & Crossings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Gregory Hutcheson, Josiah Blackmore
EVENT DATE: 2016/10/13
RUNNING TIME: 61 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Josiah Blackmore and Gregory Hutcheson discussed their book, “Queer Iberia,” which looks at the sexual diversity that proliferated during the period between the 10th and the 16th centuries when political hegemony in the region of Spain and Portugal passed from Muslim to Christian hands.

Title: Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson & the Cuban League (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER: César Brioso
EVENT DATE: 2016/07/21
RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: César Brioso discussed his book which captures the excitement of the Cuban League’s greatest pennant race and the anticipation of the looming challenge to Major League Baseball’s color barrier.

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