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Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Near East Section of
The African and Middle Eastern Division
The Library of Congress
and
The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland
present

"The Persian Book Lecture Series"
2016 Focus: Literature and Performing Arts

Lecture and Book Signing
by Dr. Fred Starr

Speaking on His book

image: Author Dr. Fred Starr
image: Bookcover: Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane

Lost Enlightenment:
Central Asia's
Golden Age from the
Arab Conquest
to Tamerlane

Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, May 5, 2016
12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
LJ-220 Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street, 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, May 16, 2016

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

Dr. Janette Silverman
image: Dr.Janette Silverman

The Blumenthals of the upper-Lower Peninsula of Michigan”

In 1882 the first of three Blumenthal brothers left the Duchy of Courland, today part of western Latvia, bound for the United States.  Within just a few years, all three brothers, Sam, Philip and Barney, were living in Michigan and traveling as peddlers.  Ultimately they all settled in West Branch, Michigan and opened the first dry goods store.  By 1895, Brother Sam had moved, with his wife to Standish, in Arenac County.  There Sam established another dry goods store.   Sam and his family moved to the Detroit area by 1920 and within a generation, his descendants no longer had contact with the Blumenthals of West Branch and Standish.  Within two generations, his grandchildren did not know that the family had ever been in West Branch. We will explore the history of the family and the resources used to reconnect the Blumenthals of Detroit with those who remained in Standish and West Branch.

Free and Open to the Public

Monday, May 16, 2016
12:00 noon-1:00 PM
 The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room,
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-220 (second floor)
10 First Street SE
Washington, D.C. 20540
Metro: Capitol South

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:
2016




Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The Hebraic Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division of The Library of Congress
presented Author Mark Glickman speaking about his new book
"Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books"

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The African Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division of The Library of Congress
sponsored a talk, “African Studies Collections in Europe" featuring
Jos Damen, Head of the African Studies Centre Library and ICT Dept. Leiden University, The Netherlands

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The African Section of The African and Middle East Division, The Library of Congress
presented a lecture on the National Museum of African Art online exhibition “Sailors and Daughters:
Early Photography and the Indian Ocean”
by Erin Haney, PhD

Friday, April 22, 2016
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division co-sponsored with
The American Folklife Center, The Library of Congress presented a lecture by Jason Hamacher
Lost Origin Productions "Witness, Aleppo: Armenian, Assyrian, and
Arab Music, Stories, and Images from Pre-war Syria"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Near East Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress and
The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland presented
Children's Song Writer The Life and Work of Abbas Yamini Sharif In Persian with English subtitles
followed by Q & A on Children's Literature with Homan Yamini Sharif, Producer

Thursday, April 7, 2016
The Near East Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented a lecture by Guy Burak, Middle Eastern and Islamic Librarian
"The Sultan's Gift: Book Diplomacy in the Early Hamidian Period

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The Near East Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division of The Library of Congress
presented “Analysis and Curation of the American Travelers’ Visual Documents of 1870-1936 on Central Asian Nomadic Culture" featuring Saule Satayeva, Vice Director of the Kazakh Central State Archive.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented The Persian Book Lecture Series Focus 2016: Literature & Performing Arts
featuring Fatemeh Keshavarz speaking on her new book
“Lyrics of Life: Sa’di on Love Cosmopolitanism and Care of Self”

Monday, March 21, 2016
The Hebraic Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division and The European Division of
The Library of Congress presented Edward David Luft speaking about his book
The Jews of Posen Province in the  Nineteenth Century

Monday, March 14, 2016
The African and Middle Eastern Division and The Poetry and Literature Center of The Library of Congress
in partnership with Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa,and The Caine Prize for African Writing presented Conversations with African Poets and Writers featuring Zambian writer Namwali Serpell

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of The Library of Congress
presented “Muslimism in Turkey and beyond: Religion in the Modern World"
With a special focus on women in celebration of Women’s History Month featuring Dr. Neslihan Cevik Author, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture,University of Virginia and a Turkish sociologist of religion
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