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.
The Library’s 4 Corners of the World blog recently reached 500 posts since its launch in April 2016. This post presents some highlights of the stories and topics covered by reference staff from the African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, Asian Reading Room, European Reading Room, and Hispanic Reading Room.
Using AMED’s unparalleled research resources on African, Jewish and Middle Eastern studies, this post showcases a reading room display that offers a taste of diversity reflected in the religions and cultures of Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
The African and Middle Eastern Division announced the rerelease of the Africana Historic Postcard Collection. Currently containing 1,300 items, the Collection provides coverage for researchers working on the French, Italian, German, Belgian and British colonial establishments in Africa from the 1890s until the end of the 1930s.
(The following is a repost by Olivia Dorsey, an innovation specialist on the LC Labs team. The post originally appeared as the fifth in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded …
The Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED) displays a sampling of its collection on agricultural harvesting, cultural and religious practices in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
The Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division released recordings of the symposium, “Religious Practices, Transmission and Literacy in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia,” for online public viewing.