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Japanese Censorship Collection at the Library of Congress

(The following is a post by Eiichi Ito, Japanese Reference Specialist, Asian Division.) The Library of Congress recently launched the Japanese Censorship Collection, an online archive comprising more than one thousand marked-up copies of government-censored monographs and galley proofs from prewar Japan. All the digitized materials in this collection are currently available for viewing onsite, […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 4/13/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Wednesday, April 18, 2018, noon – 1 p.m. Book Talk: Have the Mountains Fallen? The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic […]

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

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Tuesday, April 10, 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 […]

New Videos Monthly, 4/2/2018

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: Rwanda Women Rising (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Swanee Hunt EVENT DATE: 2017/11/07 RUNNING TIME: 56 […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 3/30/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Monday, March 26, 2018, noon – 1 p.m. Lecture: Moral Science in Postwar North Korea The Asian Division, Library of Congress presents “Moral Science in Postwar North Korea” by Dr. Dafna Zur. Dr. Zur teaches at the […]

New Acquisition: Leo Matiz, History and Fiction through Photography

(The following is a repost by Catalina Gomez, a reference librarian in the Hispanic Division, and Adam Silvia, an assistant curator of photography in the Prints and Photographs Division. The post originally appeared on the Library of Congress Blog.) This past year, photography enthusiasts celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the birth of Leo Matiz (1917–98), […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 3/16/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Friday, March 23, 2018, 3 p.m. Book talk: Exile, Diaspora, and Return: Changing Cultural Landscape in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay Professors Luis Roniger (Wake Forest University) and Saúl Sosnowski (University of Maryland) will discuss this book, which […]

Bookselling at the Crossroads: An Anecdote of Hebrew Book History from the Early Ottoman Empire

(The following post is by Ann Brener, Hebraic area specialist in the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division.) The year is 1547; the place a synagogue in Constantinople, crossroads of Europe and Asia and capital of the burgeoning Ottoman Empire. Constantinople in this period is a vibrant, bustling metropolis, newly revitalized by the conquests of […]