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New Videos 11/20/2018

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic.

African and Middle Eastern Division

TITLE: Domes, Arches and Minarets: Islamic Architecture in America (View on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Phil Pasquini
EVENT DATE: 2018/09/12
RUNNING TIME: 66 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Acclaimed photo-journalist Phil Pasquini has examined 200 years of inspired Islamic architecture in America.

TITLE: Roads Taken: Jewish Peddlers & Their American Journeys (View on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Hasia Diner
EVENT DATE: 2018/05/07
RUNNING TIME: 75 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Hasia Diner discussed her new book, “Roads Taken: Jewish Peddelers and Their American Journey.” The talk was cosponsored by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington.
Speaker Biography: Historian Hasia Diner is Paul And Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, professor of Hebrew and interim director of Glucksman Ireland House at New York University.

TITLE: Symposium on Ancient Oman (morning) (View on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Said bin Nasser Alsalmi, Kimberly D. Williams, Eli Dollarhide, Mark Kenoyer
EVENT DATE: 2018/04/24
RUNNING TIME: 135 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION:
Morning session of an all-day symposium, “Ancient Oman: Archaeological Digs and Historical Discoveries in the Sultanate of Oman.” The symposium was sponsored in partnership with the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center.
Speaker Biography: Said bin Nasser Alsalmi is director general of the Office of the Adviser to His Majesty the Sultan for Cultural Affairs of Oman.
Speaker Biography: Kimberly D. Williams is associate professor of anthropology at Temple University and director of Social, Spatial and Bioarchaeological Historical Studies of Oman.
Speaker Biography: Eli Dollarhide is a doctoral student working together with Zenobie S. Garett in the department of anthropology at New York University on a project to map Magan.
Speaker Biography: Mark Kenoyer is professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

TITLE: Symposium on Ancient Oman (afternoon) (View on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Krista Lewis, Joy McCorriston, Michael Harrower, Nathan Reigner, Christopher Thornton, Eric Staples
EVENT DATE: 2018/04/24
RUNNING TIME: 177 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION:
Afternoon session of an all-day symposium, “Ancient Oman: Archaeological Digs and Historical Discoveries in the Sultanate of Oman.” The symposium was sponsored in partnership with the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center.
Speaker Biography: Krista Lewis is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Arkansas and director of the Land of Frankincense Archaeological Project.
Speaker Biography: Joy McCorriston is professor of anthropology at Ohio State University and director of the ASOM Project (Ancient Socioecological systems in Oman).
Speaker Biography: Michael Harrower is associate professor of archaeology at Johns Hopkins University and director of the Archaeological Water Histories of Oman Project.
Speaker Biography: Nathan Reigner is a research fellow at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center.
Speaker Biography: Christopher Thornton is senior director of cultural heritage for the National Geographic Society and director of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bat in Oman.
Speaker Biography: Eric Staples is assistant professor of history at al-Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates.

TITLE: Have the Mountains Fallen? Two Journeys of Loss & Redemption in the Cold War (View on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Jeffery B. Lilley
EVENT DATE: 2018/04/18
RUNNING TIME: 54 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Author Jeffery B. Lilley presents “Have the Mountains Fallen: Two Journeys of Loss and Redemption in the Cold War,” co-sponsored by the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Asian Division

TITLE: Primary Sources for Research on North Korea (View on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Sonya Lee, Eric Van Slander, Daniel Wertz, James F. Person
EVENT DATE: 2018/08/14
RUNNING TIME: 101 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: A panel discussion relating to providing practical skill-sets that can enhance and broaden a career in North Korea analysis and research. As nuclear anxieties and high-stakes diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula overtake the international stage and fill news headlines, it is not surprising that more and more students and young professionals are taking a deep interest in North Korea. However, knowing where to find clear-eyed analysis and primary-source information on North Korea is not simple, and there are few professional development opportunities for those seeking to begin a career working on North Korea-related issues. In order to help fill this gap, the National Committee on North Korea’s Knowing North Korea workshop will provide graduate students and young professionals with a deep-dive overview of critical topics related to North Korea.

TITLE: Recovering the National Memory: The Quest for a Pre-Colonial Filipino Past (View on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Virgilio S. Almario
EVENT DATE: 2018/06/11
RUNNING TIME: 37 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Virgilio S. Almario discussed what Filipino culture means and what Philippine society values, cherishes and protects. He explored the evolution of the Filipino culture and society, which are influenced and shaped by myths, legends and folktales, especially in pre-colonial times. Drawing on symbols and artifacts in Filipino historical and literary texts, Almario discussed the importance for the Filipinos to reimagine and rediscover themselves and their heritage for a strong cultural identity. He will conclude with an analysis of the future of the Filipino culture and literature with a thought-provoking question: Are folk narratives vestiges of an irrelevant past, or wisdom for surviving the modern world? The event was co-sponsored with Sentro Rizal Washington DC and the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines.
Speaker Biography: Virgilio S. Almario is chairman of the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and National Artist for Literature.

Hispanic Division

TITLE: The Art of the Book: A Cuban Love Affair (View on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Rolando Estévez, Ruth Behar
EVENT DATE: 2018/06/28
RUNNING TIME: 85 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Ruth Behar interviews master bookmaker Rolando Estévez and displays a collection of handmade books, an art form that is highly developed on the island of Cuba.

TITLE: Maratón de Poesía Poetry Marathon (View on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Various
EVENT DATE: 2018/06/08
RUNNING TIME: 94 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: “El XXVI Maratón de Poesía del Teatro de la Luna” is a Spanish-language poetry marathon, gathering poets together from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. This event is sponsored annually by the Teatro de la Luna in Arlington, Virginia, and hosted at the Library of Congress.

TITLE: Changing Cultural Landscapes in Latin America (View on YouTube)
SPEAKER: Luis Roniger, Saúl Sosnowski
EVENT DATE: 2018/03/23
RUNNING TIME: 94 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript
DESCRIPTION: Luis Roniger (Wake Forest University) and Saúl Sosnowski (University of Maryland) discussed their book, “Exile, Diaspora and Return,” which explores how Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay have been affected by post-exilic relocations, transnational migrant displacements and diasporas. The authors addressed how diasporic experiences and the impact of returnees on the public life, culture, institutions and development of post-authoritarian politics in the Southern Cone of the Americas.

New Videos 10/2/2018

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: Popular Iranian Cinema Before the Revolution (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Pedram Partovi EVENT DATE: 2018/04/04 […]

New Videos 7/2/2018

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: Sudanese Writer & Poet Bushra al-Fadil (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Bushra al-Fadil EVENT DATE: […]

New Videos Monthly, 4/2/2018

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: Rwanda Women Rising (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Swanee Hunt EVENT DATE: 2017/11/07 RUNNING TIME: 56 […]

New Videos Monthly, 1/31/2018

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: The Life & Antecedents of a Peripatetic Persian: Culture and Society in the Last […]

New Videos Monthly, 11/21/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: Marriage & Politics in 19th & 20th Century Ethiopia (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Heran Sereke-Brhan […]

New Videos Monthly, 9/20/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: Persian Manuscripts in India: Collections, Collectors & Their Future (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Chander […]

New Videos Monthly, 8/2/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: King Solomon’s Table (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Joan Nathan EVENT DATE: 2017/05/15 RUNNING TIME: […]

New Videos Monthly, 7/15/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: The Poetry of Jawdat Haydar in a Transnational Framework (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Carol […]

New Videos Monthly, 6/9/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division Title: Discovery of the Secret of the Great Pyramid & the Tomb of Tutankhamun (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Mamdouh Eldamaty EVENT […]