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.
The recently-cataloged Malay and Indonesian titles in the Franklin Book Program reflect the geopolitical and linguistic shifts in island Southeast Asia in the 1950s–1970s.
The Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division launched a story map, “Prayer Traditions in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia: a Journey through the Library of Congress Collections.”
A photochrom (colorized image) of Varanasi, a map of Jain cosmology, portraits of a Hindu household on mica, and the Library’s ancient Gandhara scroll are featured in this blog with more South Asian highlights from Library of Congress social media.
(The following is a post by Erika Hope Spencer, Reference Specialist for France in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division) Today is the French national holiday known as Bastille Day in the United States. The French call it le 14 juillet or la Fête nationale. Celebrations will be held worldwide to mark this anniversary […]
The Library of Congress holds many research resources concerning Islam and the Hajj (pilgrimage), most of which is housed in the African and Middle Eastern Division.
This blog describes a unique event hosted by the Asian Division, featuring Lao and Hmong American authors at the Library for the first time.
The following is a post by Lucia Wolf, Reference Librarian and Italian Specialist, European Reading Room, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division (LAC&E). This post is designed to help online and onsite visitors celebrate Dante’s Divide Comedy in many languages. The Unexpected Dante: Perspectives on the Divine Comedy. Ed. Lucia Wolf (2021) Born in […]
The following is a post by Tracy North, Reference Librarian and Social Sciences Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Hispanic Reading Room, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division (LAC&E). We are excited to announce the publication of Volume 75 of the “Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS).” This milestone is confirmation of the Library’s impressive […]
The Library of Congress Asian Division received a newly donated memoir by a former prime minister of Laos. The memoir, never widely distributed, will be of interest to the scholarly community.