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Archive: 2023 (30 Posts)

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Shaping Latina/o Representation at the Movies with Junior Fellows, Scholars, and Filmmakers

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

(The following is a guest blog post by Dani Thurber, Reference Librarian and Latino Studies Collection Specialist in the Hispanic Reading Room of the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division.) This Hispanic Heritage Month, we are thrilled to share the release of the Latinx Representation in Film Research Guide. This guide is part of the …

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La Música en la Época de Cervantes

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a guest post by Spanish musician Francesc de Paula Soler in commemoration of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s birthday, September 29. / Este artículo fue escrito por el músico español, Francesc de Paula Soler con el motivo del cumpleaños de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 29 septiembre. Se ha dicho que Cervantes, a nivel cultural, …

The Intersection between Texts and Textiles across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia: a Display and Talk at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Ryan Wolfson-Ford

On Friday September 29, the Asian Division of the Library of Congress will be hosting a partial day display and talk in the Thomas Jefferson Building (rooms LJ110/119) celebrating the diversity of the Library’s collections through textiles, in collaboration with the African and Middle Eastern, Prints & Photographs, Geography & Maps, and Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Rooms.

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The PALABRA Archive Turns 80

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a guest post Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian and Curator of the PALABRA Archive in the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LACE). It all started in the Library’s recording studio in 1943. Then Librarian of Congress, Archibald MacLeish, who was a prominent American poet, asked Francisco Aguilera, who was serving as the Hispanic …

Reflections on Brazil-Africa Relations: Higher Education, Diplomacy and Development

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

This is a guest post written jointly by Tiffany Brown-Louis and Crispin Beyogle, graduate students from the Center of Latin American Studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, who completed capstone research in consultation with staff in the Hispanic Reading Room.  Tiffany In the Fall of 2022, we were preparing for our capstone …

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Mangyan Scripts, Literary Heritage, and Collections: a Virtual Panel Discussion on September 20th

Posted by: Joshua Kueh

This blog post announces a panel discussion on Mangyan writing from the Philippines, scheduled to take place via Zoom on September 20, 2023. Presenters will speak about Mangyan scripts and holdings at the Mangyan Heritage Center, Newberry Library, Yale Peabody Museum, and the Library of Congress. The post also highlights some Mangyan-related resources at the Library of Congress.

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Orchestrating Communities of Practice

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a question-and-answer post with Alyson Williams who started at the Library of Congress six months ago in a brand-new position as head of Communities of Practice and Publications in a relatively new division, the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LACE), which brought together the former European and Hispanic divisions Wait, Alyson what …

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Girl Scouts Get a Treat in the Hispanic Reading Room

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a guest post by Nanette Gibbs, a Reference Librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room, who enjoys sharing Library resources with researchers of all ages. With their trip funded entirely from the proceeds selling Girl Scout Cookies, the Chesapeake Bay Troop 333 of the Girl Scouts of The Chesapeake Bay Council in Delaware, visited …

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Finding and Sharing Eastern European Voices

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a question-and-answer guest post by Irene Madrigal — a Brooklyn native in her senior year at Barnard College in New York City where she studies English, History, and Spanish. Irene was selected for an internship in the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LACE) through The Washington Center (TWC). When she’s not watching …