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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 4/14/2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. (ET) Lecture: Marriage and Politics in 19th and 20th Century Ethiopia by Heran Sereke-Brhan, Ph.D., Deputy Director, DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress presents “Marriage and Politics in 19th and 20th Century Ethiopia,” by Heran Sereke-Brhan, Ph.D., Deputy […]

Gathered Around the Seder Table: Images from the Passover Haggadah

(The following is a cross-post by Sharon Horowitz, reference librarian in the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division. It originally appeared on the Library of Congress blog.) Exodus 23:15 tells us that Passover should be celebrated in the spring. The rabbis understood this to mean it was their job to maintain the […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 3/31/2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. (ET) Book Talk: Islam: Facts and Fictions by Dr. Chase Robinson, President and Distinguished Professor of History, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress presents Dr. Chase Robinson, President and Distinguished […]

Art & War: Les Croix de bois

(This is the second in a series featuring literary and other artistic “Responses to World War I” in the Library of Congress collections. This post is by Marianna Stell, Reference Assistant in the Rare Book & Special Collections Division.) Before the outbreak of World War I, French novelist Roland Dorgelès (1886-1973) was best known among […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 3/24/2017

Saturday, March 25, 10 – 11:30 a.m. (ET) Saturday Research Orientation: Hispanic Reading Room Taught by reference librarians, this free Saturday orientation will focus on providing researchers an opportunity to learn more about the collections, expertise, services, and programs, offered by the Library’s Hispanic Division. For registration, click here. Location: Room 139B of the Jefferson […]

Her Magazine, Her Voice: Foremothers of Women’s Journals in Africa and the Middle East

(The following is a joint post by Angel Batiste, Ann Brener, Anchi Hoh, and Fawzi Tadros in the African and Middle Eastern Division.) The history of women in Africa and the Middle East has often been told as addenda to incessant wars, political turmoil, and social injustice. If women’s voices could be heard, what story […]