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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The African Section of the
African and Middle Eastern Division
The Library of Congress
invites you
To a Book Signing Event
featuring

Nubia Kai, PhD.

author of
Kuma Malinke Historiography:
 Sundiata Keita to Almamy Samori Toure

image: Bookcover: Kuma Malinke Historiography: Sundiata Keita to Almamy Samori Toure

The Oral Historiography of the Mali Empire

Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Thomas Jefferson Building
African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220
10 first St. SE
Washington, DC 20540

For additional Information contact
:
Marieta Harper (202) 707 - 1960

Please allow time to clear security
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 


Thursday, May 7, 2015

The 19th Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture

Susan B. Harper
Nonresident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
will speak on

“American Humanitarianism in the Armenian Crucible,
1915-1923”

image: Photograph from the Near East Relief Committee image: Near East Relief Committee Poster image: Photograph from the Near East Relief Committee

Photograph from the Near East Relief Committee
(Prints and Photographs Division)

Near East Relief Committee Poster
(Prints and Photographs Division)
Photograph from the Near East Relief Committee (Prints and Photographs Division)

Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, May 7,
12:00 Noon
Northeast Pavilion
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First St. SE
Washington, DC 20540

For additional information contact:
Dr. Levon Avdoyan (202) 707 - 5680

Please allow time to clear security
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 


Friday, May 8, 2015

The Near East Section of the
African and Middle Eastern Division
The Library of Congress
presents

Armenia:
1322 AD - 1932 AD

A Display of Items from
The Collections of The Library of Congress

image: 1932 map of the Armenian SSR image: Armenian Manuscript "Aweteran" (four gospels), Jerusalem, copied in 1322 AD
1932 map of the Armenian SSR
(Geography and Map Division)
Armenian Manuscript "Aweteran" (Four Gospels), Jerusalem, copied in 1322 AD
(Near East Cage, AMED)

Free and Open to the Public

Friday, May 8, 2015
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Northeast Pavilion
Room 220 Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First St.S.E.
Washington, DC 20540

For additional information contact:
Levon Avdoyan (202) 707 - 5680

Please allow time to clear security
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 


Monday, May 18, 2015

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division
The Library of Congress
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, and
The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington
in Celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month
present a lecture by

Tammy Hepps

image: Tammy Hepps

In Search of a Usable Past:
Reconstructing the Jewish History of Homestead, Pennsylvania

In March 1894, soon after the famous steel strike that put Homestead in the history books, the Jewish residents of that Pittsburgh suburb founded their own synagogue. Though the community grew to a couple hundred families, it eventually shrunk, and the residents recognized they could no longer support that synagogue. Ninety-nine years after the synagogue's founding, they sold the building, donated its papers, and sponsored an oral history project.

In this talk Tammy A. Hepps will examine the surviving records of Jewish Homestead to analyze the larger implications of the community's story. Who were the Jewish families who settled in Homestead? How did they build a community from scratch? Based on her work on these and other questions, Ms. Hepps will present a process for situating individual family histories in the historical record.

Free and Open to the Public

Monday, May 18, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 220
10 First St. SE
Washington, DC 20540

For additional information contact:
Sharon Horowitz (202) 707- 3780

Please allow time to clear security
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 




Past Events:
2015

 

 

Friday, April 17, 2015
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and The Poetry & Literature Center,
The Library of Congress in Partnership with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa
presented "Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series" featuring Kenyan Author Okwiri Oduor

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Levon Avdoyan, Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist
The Rouben Mamoulian Illuminated Armenian 'Life of St. John the Evangelist' (1757 A.D.)

Monday, April 6, 2015
The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division, The Library of Congress
presented "The Naqab Bedouin and Colonialism: New Perspectives" with
Mansour Nasasra, Research Fellow in the Council for British Research in the
Levant (Kenyon Institute, Jerusalem) and the University of Exeter and
Sophie Richter-Devroe, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University

Thursday, April 2, 2015
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, author of "The Women Who Read Too Much"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented A Women’s History Month Program
The Making of a King: King Peggy, King of Otuom, Ghana

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to A Book Signing Event featuring Her Excellency, Honorable Olubanke King-Akerele,
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Former Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry of the
Republic of Liberia and author of The “Growing” of Africa’s Emergent Leadership  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The American Folklife Center, and co-sponsors, the African and Middle Eastern Division
and the Music Division, The Library of Congress presented a concert, Traditional Arabic
Singing and OUD from Syria
with Lubana Al Quntar (voice) and Kenan Adnawi (oud)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Library of Congress and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland presented
"An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia" with Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University
& Dr. Mehdi Aminrazavi, University of Mary Washington

Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Divsion, The Library of Congress
In Celebration of National Women’s History Month presented Area Specialist Ann Brener speaking on
The Mirror of the Text: A Talk and Book-Display about Jewish Women and Their Books through the Ages

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented “Gentile Bellini’s Drawings of Ottomans: Italian Art Serving the Sultans"
featuring Dr. Rosamond Mack author of Bazar to Piazza: Islamic Trade and Italian Art 1300-1600
View a Webcast of this Program

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The African and Middle Eastern Division and The Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress
in partnership with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa presented
"Conversations with African Poets and Writers" featuring Nigerian-American writer Chinelo Okparanta
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Kluge Center and the African and Middle Eastern Division of The Library of Congress
presented “The Popularization of Islamic Mysticism in Medieval Egypt”
Kluge Fellow Nathan Hofer summarized his forthcoming book on Sufism (Islamic mysticism). Sufism came to extraordinary prominence in Egypt after the 12th century. By the middle of the 14th century, Sufism had become massively popular. How and why did this popularization happen? Hofer's book is the first to address this issue directly, surveying the social formation and histories of several different Sufi collectivities from this period. Hofer is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Missouri.




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