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Archive: 2021 (39 Posts)

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Expanding the Borders of Art: Creative Collaborations with the MexiCali Biennial

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

The Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room is joining forces with the MexiCali Biennial to develop a series of electronic resources exploring Border art, artists, and Borderland studies. This blog covers the history of the MexiCali Biennial, including their mission and past exhibitions, and outlines the projects to come.

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Sultana’s Dream: Linocut Series by Chitra Ganesh

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

In a new acquisition by the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Chitra Ganesh, a visual artist based in Brooklyn, retells the Indian feminist utopian essay, “Sultana’s Dream” by Begum Rokeya Sakhawat, but in the style of a graphic novel through a series of 27 linocut prints.

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Introduction to the African Section Poster Collection

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

This blog post introduces the African Section Poster Collection, including a brief history of how and when these materials entered the collection and the types of posters contained within the collection. The blog post also discusses the significance of the posters’ contents and how scholars, researchers, and members of the public may benefit through their continued study.

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A Regional and Thematic Approach to Web-Archiving: Collaboratively Capturing Official, Non-Governmental and Cultural Websites from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Tajikistan

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

The Library of Congress offers two digital collections for public access: the Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Tajikistan Elections web archive; and the Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Tajikistan Government web archive. The two archives cover 2005 to 2016 and contain roughly 530 websites from the four countries, many in English and others in Farsi, Dari and Tajiki. The archives also include websites in Urdu, Pashto, Arabic and Russian.

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Highlighting the Treasures of the Naqvi Collection: A Typewritten Urdu Translation of Wajid ‘Ali Shah’s Reply to the Blue Book

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

This blog describes the provenance of a partial translation in Urdu of Wajid ‘Ali Shah’s protest against the annexation of his kingdom by the British Empire. Written by his great-grandson, the Urdu translation is a record of the Indian princely state ruler’s response to British accusations of corruption that enabled their annexation of his kingdom, Awadh.

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Cordel and Caribbean Poetry: Showcasing the Brazilian and Caribbean Collections

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

The Summer 2021 Junior Fellows who interned virtually with the Hispanic Reading Room shone a light on Caribbean women poets featured in the PALABRA Archive and contextualized Brazilian cordel through audio recordings of Brazilian artist J. Borges and photographic images of Andre Cypriano.