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Upcoming Events of the African and Middle Eastern Division:


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The African Section
African and Middle Eastern Division
Library of Congress
presents
A Women’s History Month Program

The Making of a King:
King Peggy

image: King Peggy of Otuom, Ghana

King Peggy of Otuom, Ghana

Lecture and Book Signing
Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 220
10 First St. SE
Washington, DC 20540

For additional information contact:
Eve Ferguson (202) 707 - 1982

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, April 2, 2015

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

Author
Bahiyyih Nakhjavani

image: Bookcover: The Women Who Read Too Much
image: Author Bahiyyih Nakhjavani

Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, April 2, 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:
Hirad Dinavari (202) 707 -4518

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, April 6, 2015

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

The Naqab Bedouin and Colonialism:
New Perspectives

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

image: Rahat, one of the Bedouin townships in the "Naqab"

Rahat, one of the Bedouin townships in the "Naqab"

Free and Open to the Public

Monday, April 6, 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:
Nawal Kawar (202) 707 - 4708

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
 


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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

Levon Avdoyan
Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist

The Rouben Mamoulian Illuminated Armenian
'Life of St. John the Evangelist'
(1757 A.D.)

image: Chapter heading and marginal illumination from the Armenian "Life of St. John the Evangelist"  ( Near East Section Cage))

Chapter heading and marginal illumination from the Armenian " Life of St. John the Evangelist"
(Near East Section Cage)

Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, April 8, 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:
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
 


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”

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
 




Past Events:
2015

 

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

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

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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