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Mikis Theodorakis’ Musical Scores at the Library of Congress: A Tribute to a Greek Musical Giant

(The following post is by Nevila Pahumi, Reference Librarian in Modern Greek and Albanian, European Reading Room) “I am a song of my own time. I wasn’t living in Vienna like Mozart or Beethoven. In my circumstances, it was impossible to be indifferent.” —Mikis Theodorakis, interview with the Chicago Tribune, May 26, 1994 One year […]

A short story about Potosi, the largest South American silver mine, in the Library’s Collections (Part 2)

This is a two-part blog post by Pamela Padilla, 2022 Summer participant in the Library of Congress Internship (LOCI) program with the Hispanic Reading Room, and a Library Science and History graduate student at Queens College, City University of New York.  Click here for the first part of Pamela’s research project. At one point one […]

A short story about Potosi, the largest South American silver mine, in the Library’s Collections (Part 1)

This is a two-part blog post by Pamela Padilla, 2022 Summer participant in the Library of Congress Internship (LOCI) program with the Hispanic Reading Room, and a Library Science and History graduate student at Queens College, City University of New York. Please check back at the end of the week for the second part of […]

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 […]