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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 4/20/2018

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Ancient Oman symposiumTuesday, April 24, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Symposium: Ancient Oman: Archaeological Digs and Historical Discoveries in the Sultanate of Oman

Please join the Library of Congress and the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) for a full day symposium on “Ancient Oman: Archaeological Digs and Historical Discoveries in the Sultanate of Oman.” Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
To RSVP for this event, please email [email protected] with a subject line “LOC-Full Name.”
Location: Jefferson Building Northeast Pavilion, 2nd floor, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC 20540.
Contact: Joan Weeks, (202) 707-3657

Asian Reading RoomSaturday, April 28, 2018, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday Research Orientation to Asian Reading Room at Library of Congress

This free course is an introduction to the Asian Reading Room for researchers and the general public. The first part of the orientation gives the history of the Asian Division, as well as overviews of the six collections: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian and Tibetan, South Asian, and Southeast Asian. The second part includes guidelines on using the Library’s online catalog most effectively, requesting materials in a closed-stack library, accessing popular electronic resources available on-site, and finding materials (e.g., maps, photographs, manuscripts, motion pictures, newspapers and periodicals, etc.) in the Library’s other reading rooms.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building, Room 139-B (next to 1st floor elevators at entrance to the Main Reading Room entrance).
Contact Info: Yuwu Song, Chinese reference librarian, [email protected]

JewishAmericanHeritageMonth2018 program flyerMonday, May 7, 2018, noon – 1 p.m.
Jewish American Heritage Month
Book Talk: Roads Taken: Jewish Peddlers and Their American Journey
In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington present Professor Hasia Diner of New York University speaking about her newest book, “Roads Taken: Jewish Peddlers and Their American Journey.” Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: The African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor.
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, 202-707-3780, [email protected]

LoC Flyer - Sikh Legacy in PakistanTuesday May 8, 2018, 3 – 5 p.m.
Book Talk: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan

The Asian Division of the Library of Congress and the National Sikh Campaign present “The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan,” a book talk by author Amardeep Singh. In this talk, Amardeep Singh will discuss the past and present of Pakistani Sikhs, as told through his two recent publications documenting his extensive travels throughout lands that have witnessed centuries of Sikh history. By highlighting the unknown and untold stories embedded within centuries of Sikh tradition in Pakistan, his work will also demonstrate how learning from the past can build bridges for the future. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Building, 6th Floor, Room 649
Contact: Jonathan Loar, South Asian reference librarian, [email protected]

Rendsburg Scroll flyerWednesday, May 23, 2018, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: From the Depths of Antiquity: An Ancient Torah Scroll Sheet from the Book of Exodus Newly Acquired by the Library of Congress

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress presents: “From the Depths of Antiquity: An Ancient Torah Scroll Sheet from the Book of Exodus Newly Acquired by the Library of Congress,” a lecture and PowerPoint Presentation by Gary A. Rendsburg, Distinguished Professor of Jewish History, Blanche and Irving Laurie Chair in Jewish History, Rutgers University. A display of rare books will follow.
Location: The African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor.
Contact: Dr. Ann Brener (202) 707-4186 or [email protected]

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