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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 6/8/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Monday, June 11, 2018, 3 – 4 p.m. Lecture: Recovering the National Memory: The Quest for a Pre-colonial Filipino Past The Asian Division of the Library of Congress in partnership with Sentro Rizal Washington DC and the […]

Six Portuguese Authors Join the Archive of Luso-Hispanic Literature on Tape

(The following is a post by Talía Guzmán-González, reference librarian and Luso-Brazilian Specialist, Hispanic Division.) Portuguese literature is currently experiencing one of its most exciting moments in recent history. This is not a statement one can make lightly, as this is the country that has given us celebrated poets such as Luís de Camões (1540-1580) […]

The Historian as Magpie: Searching for Treasures in the Asian Reading Room

(The following post is an interview conducted by Jonathan Loar and Cameron Penwell, reference specialists in the Asian Division, with Dr. Emer O’Dwyer, associate professor of History and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College). This year, the annual conference of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) was held in Washington, D.C. from March 22-25. At […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 6/1/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Monday, June 11, 2018, 3 – 4 p.m. Lecture: Recovering the National Memory: The Quest for a Pre-colonial Filipino Past The Asian Division of the Library of Congress in partnership with Sentro Rizal Washington DC and the […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 5/25/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 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 […]

Textbooks from Post-Reformation Europe

(The following is a post by Helen Fedor, together with Taru Spiegel.  Both are reference specialist in the European Division.) The Reformation, set in motion by Martin Luther’s “Ninety-five Theses” of 1517, advocated that individuals read the Bible and other religious works for themselves, in their own language, rather than rely on others to interpret […]

Ancient Oman: Archaeological Digs and Historical Discoveries in the Sultanate of Oman

(The following is a post by Mary-Jane Deeb, chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division.) Everyone is aware of some of the major archaeological discoveries in the Middle East: the King Tut discovery in Egypt in 1922 by Howard Carter, the British archaeologist, or the 19th century archaeological discoveries of Babylon and Nineveh in […]

Whimsical Humor of Nasreddin Hodja

(The following is a post by Joan Weeks, Head, Near East Section and Turkish Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division.) With winter doldrums fading away in the warm breezes of spring, many find frivolity and joyfulness a welcome relief to daily routines. April Fools’ Day is one such expression of the season. Although its origins […]

Who Wrote the Poem at the End of “The Shape of Water”?

(The following is a repost by Peter Armenti, reference librarian in the Research and Reference Services Division. The post originally appeared on the From the Catbird Seat Blog.) The Library of Congress receives hundreds of questions each year from people seeking help identifying the full text and authors of poems they read years—if not decades—ago. […]

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

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Tuesday, 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 […]