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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 9/28/2018

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Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: Historical Atlas of Hasidism

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress invite you to a presentation by Marcin Wodzinski, Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wroclaw, Poland, who will discuss his latest book: “Historical Atlas of Hasidism.” Books will be available for sale and signing. A display of historic maps will follow the lecture. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor.
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected], (202) 707-3780

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884-1914

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Music Division of the Library of Congress invite you to a presentation by Vivi Lachs, Ph.D. about her new book, “Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884-1914.” Books will be available for purchase and signing. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor.
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected], (202) 707-3780

2018 NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 3 p.m.
Spain and the Atlantic Coast of the United States: Four Characters from the 16th Century in Search of an Author

This talk by Carmen Benito-Vessels (University of Maryland) will explore historical narratives of Early Modern Times on the East Coast of the United States through 16th century Spanish texts, focusing on the voyages, settlements, and exploration of the East Coast between 1521 and 1572, underscoring the Spanish legacy in the U.S.. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Room Dining Room A, 6th floor, James Madison Memorial Building
Contact: [email protected]
Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1 p.m.
Making Chocolate: Harper Macaw and Brazilian Cacao Farmers

D.C.-based chocolate makers Harper Macaw will present on the company’s history, the state of cacao production in Brazil, and the history of chocolate and cacao in Brazil and/or Latin America. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: West Dining Room, 6th floor, James Madison Memorial Building
Contact: [email protected]
Free tickets available via Eventbrite

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 1 p.m. — 4 p.m.
Hispanic Heritage Month Art Showcase: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Photographs at The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress’ Hispanic and Prints & Photographs Divisions will showcase a display of recent important acquisitions of photography and prints by Latin American and U.S. Latino artists. The display will include works by Fernell Franco (Colombia), Leo Matiz (Colombia), Marta Pérez García (Puerto Rico), David Taylor (U.S.), and Mario Torero (U.S.), among others. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division, the Prints & Photographs Division, and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: [email protected]
Free tickets available via Eventbrite

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, 4 p.m.
Reading & Conversation with Cristina Rivera Garza

The Mexican novelist will read from her work and participate in a moderated discussion with translators Suzanne Jill Levine and Aviva Kana. Rivera Garza’s latest novel The Taiga Syndrome (El mal de la Taiga) was published in English in 2018 by the Dorothy Project. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress. Presented in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: [email protected]
Free tickets available via Eventbrite

The 22nd Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture Series features “New Topics in Armenian History and Culture”

(The following is a post by Levon Avdoyan, Area Specialist for Armenia and Georgia, Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division.) I first heard the rumblings early in 2017: “The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is going to have Armenia as one of its featured countries in 2018!” In Washington, DC rumors are rampant, but this one was […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 6/8/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Monday, June 11, 2018, 3 – 4 p.m. Lecture: Recovering the National Memory: The Quest for a Pre-colonial Filipino Past The Asian Division of the Library of Congress in partnership with Sentro Rizal Washington DC and the […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 6/1/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Monday, June 11, 2018, 3 – 4 p.m. Lecture: Recovering the National Memory: The Quest for a Pre-colonial Filipino Past The Asian Division of the Library of Congress in partnership with Sentro Rizal Washington DC and the […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 5/25/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Tuesday, June 12, 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 […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 4/20/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]c.gov. Directions Floor Plans Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Symposium: Ancient Oman: Archaeological Digs and Historical Discoveries in the Sultanate of Oman Please join the Library of Congress and the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) for a […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 4/13/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Wednesday, April 18, 2018, noon – 1 p.m. Book Talk: Have the Mountains Fallen? The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 3/16/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Friday, March 23, 2018, 3 p.m. Book talk: Exile, Diaspora, and Return: Changing Cultural Landscape in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay Professors Luis Roniger (Wake Forest University) and Saúl Sosnowski (University of Maryland) will discuss this book, which […]

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 […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 10/13/2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, noon – 1:30 p.m. Lecture: Experimental Shadow Theater in Contemporary Bali, Indonesia The Asian Division and the Indonesian Embassy, Education and Culture Section offer the Library a special lecture with shadow puppets. In recent years, several dalang (shadow masters) in both Bali and Java have presented reinterpreted performances of ancient Indonesian […]