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International Supermodels, Pisco Sour, and Lithium Batteries: Recent Research Topics in the Handbook of Latin American Studies

(The following is a post by Tracy North, Reference Librarian and Social Sciences Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Hispanic Division.) At the end of 2016, the Hispanic Division published Volume 71 of the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS), marking the 80th year of this ongoing joint undertaking between Library of Congress staff, scholars […]

Inquiring Minds: Researching Jewish Cuisine at the Library of Congress

(The following is a repost of an interview conducted by Wendi Maloney, Office of Communications. This interview originally appeared on the Library of Congress Blog.) Joan Nathan is the author of 11 cookbooks, including “King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World,” published in April. Her previous cookbook, “Quiches, Kugels […]

Thinking of May Flowers: Focus on the Ottoman Turkish Collections

(The following is a post by Joan Weeks, Head, Near East Section and Turkish Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division.) With Mother’s Day just around the corner, thoughts of flowers come naturally to people’s minds. Often, they ask what is this flower or where does it originate. If they inquire about the tulip, one of […]

4 Corners of the World Blog Launches a New Series, “New Videos Monthly”

“New Videos Monthly” is a new series that gathers in one place online videos recently made available on the Library’s website of public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. A post will be published every month and videos will be listed under each of the four area studies divisions respectively. To kick off the […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 5/5/2017

Monday, May 8, 2017, 11 a.m. 12 p.m. Lecture: Brazilian Literature: A Conversation with Noemi Jaffe Brazilian novelist Noemi Jaffe will be discussing her most recent novel “What are the Blind Men Dreaming?” (O que os cegos estão sonhando?) in a moderated conversation with Vivaldo Andrade dos Santos (Georgetwon University). This book brings together the experiences […]

Time Travel: Russia A Hundred Years Ago

(The following is a post by Harold M. Leich, Russian Area Specialist, European Division.) Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944), an innovator in the field of color photography, was commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II to document the vast Russian Empire between the years 1909 and 1915. The Library of Congress’ Prokudin-Gorskii Collection of color photographs featuring the […]