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The Library of Congress to Celebrate the Works of Idea Vilariño and Álvaro Mutis

(The following is a post by Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian, Hispanic Division.) This month the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress is happy to present, together with the Library’s Poetry and Literature Center, two literary programs that will bring to light the work of two of the most groundbreaking poets of the 20th century […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar (5/6-14/2016)

Friday, May 6, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. Lecture: Political Interrogations and Human Rights Violations in the Brazilian Military Dictatorship Professor Mariana Joffili (State University of Santa Catarina, Brazil) Professor Mariana Joffili (State University of Santa Catarina, Brazil) will discuss her research on military dictatorships and human rights violations in Latin America. This event is […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar (5/2-7/2016)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. Book Talk: “Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books” by Author Mark Glickman The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division presents author Mark Glickman speaking about his new book, “Stolen Words: the Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books.” Free and open to the public. […]

Reflections on Symbols of Women’s History in Modern Context

(The Following is a post by Joan Weeks, Head, Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division.) With the celebration of Women’s History Month in March, images of suffragettes and suffragists marching for voting rights, or women on the assembly lines such as “Rosie the Riveter,” were frequently displayed around the country. In February 1980, […]