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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 …

Print Culture and Brazilian Independence: 200 Years of Cultural Diplomacy

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

The following is a post by Henry Granville Widener, Portuguese Language Reference Librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room of the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division. September 7, 2022 marks 200 years since Pedro I declared Brazil’s independence from Portugal on the banks of the Ipiranga River. Similarly to its sister nations of the former Spanish, French …

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The Persian Book Lecture Series on Video, an Educational Resource, Now Available Online

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following post is by Hirad Dinavari, reference specialist for the Iranian World Collections, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress.) In conjunction with the 2014 exhibition: “A Thousand Years of the Persian Book” at the Library of Congress, we in AMED teamed up with Roshan Persian Studies Institute at University of …

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Becoming Jacob Riis

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a post by Taru Spiegel, Reference Specialist, European Division.) The Library of Congress exhibit Jacob Riis: Revealing ‘How the Other Half Lives’ explores the work of a pioneering Danish-American photojournalist and social reformer. The Library’s Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914) papers and Riis’s photographs from the Museum of the City of New York …