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Archive: 2018 (76 Posts)

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Textbooks from Post-Reformation Europe

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(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 …

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

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(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 …

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

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(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. …

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

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

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 …

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Japanese Censorship Collection at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(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, …

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The Greco-Roman Muses of the Library of Congress

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a post by Taru Spiegel, Reference Specialist, European Division.) National Poetry Month in the United States is surely presided over by the Muses, the Greco-Roman patron goddesses of poets. The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress features many murals depicting poetry from the lyrical to the epic, but it is …

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

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

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 …