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Minakata Kumagusu and the Tale of the Mountain God

(The following is a post by Cameron Penwell, Japanese Reference Librarian, Asian Division) On a shelf in the Japan rare book cage sits a small, unassuming wooden box next to a carefully preserved and tightly rolled scroll. Unfurled, the scroll reveals a hand-written Japanese text alongside fanciful images of anthropomorphic animals that together portray the […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 1/12/2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, noon – 1 p.m. Lecture: Spanish Gastronomy and Cultural Innovation José Berasaluce will discuss the influence of Spanish gastronomy on US culinary practice and culture. Berasaluce is a historian, culinary critic, and manager of Catas con arte, a project by the University of Cadiz (Spain), which provides cultural insight on topics […]

Not at All Quiet on the Western Front: The Great War Initiation of a Hollywood Veteran

(The following is a cross-post by Zachary Maiorana. It originally appeared on the In the Muse Blog.) Zachary Maiorana interned in the European Division this summer updating lists of e-resources that are especially valuable for European studies. He alternated with interning at the Smithsonian, as well. Zach graduated in May from Ohio State University with a B.A. in […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 1/5/2018

Tuesday, January 9, 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 month from 11:00am-12:00pm. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. […]