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Recordings of Symposium on “Religious Practices, Transmission and Literacy in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia” Available Online

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.

Varanasi, Jain Cosmology, Mica Portraits, and the 2,000-Year-Old Gandhara Scroll: More Highlights of South Asian Materials from the Library’s International Collections Facebook Page

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.

La Fête nationale (Bastille Day) Plans?

(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 […]

Dante’s (Re)Birth at the Library of Congress

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 […]

Latin American Research and Publication in Times of COVID-19

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 […]