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Archive: 2023 (42 Posts)

Travesía de Palabras Indígenas entre México y el Archivo de la PALABRA

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

To read this post in English, click here. Quiero compartir con ustedes la estimulante experiencia de poder conectar el Archivo de la PALABRA con poetas en lenguas originarias de México. Junto con la curadora de este histórico archivo sonoro, Catalina Gómez, hemos estado trabajando para ampliar las voces representadas en este importante recurso de la …

Journey of Indigenous Words between Mexico and the PALABRA Archive

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. I want to share with you the stimulating experience of being able to connect the PALABRA Archive with Indigenous authors from Mexico and their various Indigenous languages. Together with the curator of this historic audio archive, Catalina Gómez, and the authors highlighted, we have been working to expand …

What Were Pakistani Women Reading in the Sixties? A Glance at “Ak̲h̲bār-i k̲h̲avātīn”

Posted by: Ryan Wolfson-Ford

In this blog post, 2023 Junior Fellow Amina Malik discusses her project to inventory the Asian Division’s serials in South Asian languages. The post also offers insight into this collection by looking at the Urdu publication “Ak̲h̲bār-i k̲h̲avātīn,” a serial for Pakistani women on education, society, international news, and many other topics.

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Writing Until Her Last Day: Mexican Writer Elena Poniatowska at 91

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

The following is a guest post by journalist, Alice Driver, who interviewed Mexican author Elena Poniatowska for the Library of Congress’ PALABRA Archive in March of 2023. “I have one good eye,” said Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, 91, when I interviewed her at her home in Mexico City in March 2023 for the Library of …

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US and Philippine Panelists Discuss Mangyan Scripts, Literary Heritage, and Collections: a Recording and Resources

Posted by: Joshua Kueh

This blog post highlights a video recording and resources related to a virtual panel event hosted by the Library of Congress Asian Division entitled "Mangyan Scripts, Literary Heritage, and Collections," which took place on September 20, 2023. The event featured presentations on Mangyan writing and literary culture, as well as Mangyan collections at the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.), the Mangyan Heritage Center (Mindoro, Philippines), Newberry Library (Chicago), and Yale Peabody Museum (New Haven). Audience members interacted with speakers in a Question and Answer session following the presentations.

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Agriculture, Foodways and Contemporary Art: Creative Collaborations with the MexiCali Biennial

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is guest a post by MexiCali Biennial curator and project coordinator April Lillard Gomez. During the COVID 19 lock down, the Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room invited the MexiCali Biennial to interact with the library’s digital collections and archival materials to inform resources relating to Border Art. To date, this contemporary arts and …

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O Arquivo PALABRA lança 50 gravações disponíveis online

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

Esta postagem de Catalina Gómez, Bibliotecária de Referência e curadora do Arquivo PALABRA, foi traduzida das versões em inglês e espanhol por Henry Widener, Bibliotecário de Referência da Sala de Leitura Hispânica. Dando continuidade à tradição anual do Mês Nacional da Herança Hispânica a Sala Hispânica de Leitura, da Divisão Latino-Americana, Caribenha e Européia (LAC&E) …