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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 9/22/2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. The Persian Book Lecture Series Lecture: A Glimpse into the Life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney and Her Connections with Iran and Iranians The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress invite you to a lecture, “A Glimpse into the Life of […]

New Videos Monthly, 9/20/2017

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: Persian Manuscripts in India: Collections, Collectors & Their Future (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Chander […]

500th Anniversary of Belarusian Book Printing

(The following is a post by Regina Frackowiak, Reference Specialist, European Division.) The Renaissance of the late 15th and early 16th centuries in Western Europe produced one of the greatest inventions in communication - movable-type printing, which marked the beginning of the era of “mass culture,” because it made possible the rapid dissemination of new ideas […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 9/8/2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. The Persian Book Lecture Series Lecture: A Glimpse into the Life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney and Her Connections with Iran and Iranians The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress invite you to a lecture, “A Glimpse into the Life of Laura […]

From Amsterdam to Algeria: A Chapter in Hebrew Book History

(The following post is by Ann Brener, Hebraic area specialist in the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division.) Philadelphia, look out! You may be the official “City of Brotherly Love,” but Ouargla, a town deep in the Algerian desert, is about to give you a run for the money. And all because of a book: […]

The First Asian Books in the Library of Congress

(The following is a post by Hong Ta-Moore, Reference Librarian, Asian Division.) In 1865, America experienced major social and political changes: President Lincoln was assassinated; the American Civil War ended; and the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery in the United States became law. Unrelated to all these changes, Congress authorized, that same year, additional funding […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 8/25/2017

Friday, September 1, 2017, noon – 2 p.m. The 21st Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture “Echoes of Anatolia: An Armenian-American Novelist Discovers His Literary DNA at Mid-Life” The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress invites you to the 21st Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture, featuring Chris Bohjalian, […]

The Tall Tales of Baron Munchausen

(The following is a post by Taru Spiegel, Reference Specialist, European Division.) The tall tales of Baron Munchausen have been popular for more than 200 years, growing taller and more popular over time. Munchausen, the timeless adventurer, crisscrosses the world, visits the moon, and falls through the core of the earth to emerge on the […]