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Friday, October 17, 2014

The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and
The Poetry & Literature Center
The Library of Congress
present
"Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series"

featuring
Veronique Tadjo
Professor and Award Winning Writer from Cote d’Ivoire

image: Veronique Tadjo

Free and Open to the Public
Book signing to follow

Friday, October 17, 2014
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
Room LJ - 220
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
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
 



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Hebraic Section
African and Middle Eastern Division
Library of Congress presents
a concert/presentation by Jane Peppler & Roger Spears:

image: Jane Peppler and Roger Spears

"Yiddish Songs of the Jazz Age"
In the 1930's A Warsaw shopkeeper published lyrics of the biggest Yiddish theater hits of his time.
Sometimes droll, sometimes nostalgic, these once famous songs disappeared after the Holocaust.
Peppler spent three years searching out their melodies - she'll talk about the search and sing the songs.
With subtitles, so you don't miss anything

Copies of “Yiddish Songs from Warsaw 1929-
1934: the Itsik Zhelonek Collection” and the
accompanying cds will be available for sale

Wednesday October 22, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm
Mary Pickford Theater (LM 302)
James Madison Building
101 Independence Ave S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540
Metro: Capital 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:
2014

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented The Artist as Rain[bow] Maker: A lecture on a newly-acquired treasure in the Hebraic Section.
The Hebraic Section invited you to come celebrate the acquisition of its newest treasure –
an illuminated, miniature manuscript of exceptional beauty and detail from eighteenth-century Germany
with a presentation by Area Specialist, Ann Brener.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress
and The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland presented
"A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" The World of Literary Humanism:
Spreading Cultures through Books
with Dr. Hamid Dabashi

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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
“A Thousand Years of the Persian Book” Forough Farrokhzad's Biography and Unpublished Letter
with Dr. Farzaneh Milani

Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Professor Masresha Fetene, Executive Director, Ethiopian Academy of Sciences discussing
Introducing The Ethiopian Academy of Sciences and Opportunities for Partnership

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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
“A Thousand Years of the Persian Book” The Persian Book in Pre-Modern Turkey
with Dr. Ahmet Karamustafa, History Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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
The Printing Press as an Agent of Tradition in Iran:
Revisiting Elizabeth Eisenstein’s "The Printing Press as an Agent of Change”
by Dr. Ulrich Marzolph, Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Göttingen, Germany

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Hebraic Section and The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division,
The Library of Congress presented Dr. Shai Secunda, Martin Buber Research Fellow, Hebrew University
discussing his new book "The Iranian Talmud"

Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Ephraim Isaac, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University discussing his newly published book:
THE ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX TӒWAHΪDO CHURCH

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Near East Section and The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division,
The Library of Congress presented Marjorie Ransom, author of "Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba"
speaking on Jewelry Empowering Women: A Yemeni Story

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Harry Kloman, Journalist, Teacher and Film Critic
speaking about Ethiopian Cuisine: The First 2000 Years

Monday, June 30, 2014
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the Business, Science and Technology Division of the Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland
invited you to a lecture by Ms. Saideh Ghods, Founder of MAHAK Charity Institute to support Children with Cancer. Fighting Pediatric Cancer in Iran

Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a presentation by Deborah Shea Doyle (on her book)
Images and Observations: Faces of Egypt

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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
The Persian Book: Animation and Illustration with Rashin Kheiriyeh

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Divison, The Library of Congress
presented Alla Tkachuk, Founding Director, The Mobile Arts School in Kenya (M.A.S.K.)

Monday, June 16, 2014
The Hebraic Section of the African and MIddle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Kolot Halev in Concert. The Kolot HaLev Choir presented music from the
rich Jewish Russian tradition in a special concert

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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
Woven Words and Painted Pictures: The Persian Book in India by Dr. Sunil Sharma

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the Poetry and 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 featuring Writer and Poet Zainab Hassan

Thursday, May 22, 2014
In Celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month, The Hebraic Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division,The Library of Congress presented a documentary by Jay M. Lurie, with introductory remarks by Robin A. Meltzer, Associate Producer " STORIES FROM THE SYRACUSE JEWISH COMMUNITY"

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the
Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland
presented When Ink and Color Meet: The Art of Painting in the Shahnameh (Book of Kings)
with Dr. Massumeh Farhad

Monday, May 19, 2014
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
and the The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, and the
The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington,
In celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month presented
Sanford Sternlicht, PhD Emeritus Professor of English, Syracuse University
speaking about his book:The Tenement Saga
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, May 8, 2014
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Vivian Seton, co-editor of the newly released memoir
The Autobiography of an African Princess: Fatima Massaquoi

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division and Poetry and Literature Center
in partnership with the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland
presented International Literature: Persian Mystical Literature .A lecture series as part of the Library's "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" exhibition. Jessika Kenney and Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz
discussed the intersection of poetry and music in Persian literature
View a Webcast of this Program

Friday and Saturday, May 2 - 3, 2014
As part of the "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book Exhibition", A Two-Day Symposium was held at the
Library of Congress and the University of Maryland: The Wide World of Persian Connections and Contestations, 1500 -Today

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented "An Anthropologist Looks Back On Decades Living in the Middle East"
by Andrea B. Rugh, Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute
View a Webcast of this Program

Friday, April 25, 2014
The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division,
The Library of Congress and The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland
presented "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" The Persian Book of Kings:
Vicissitudes of a Foundational Text in Iranian Culture
featuring Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak
View a Webcast of this Program

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division,The Library of Congress
invited you to The 18th Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture
Peter Hrechdakian and Hovann Simonian Co-Administrators of the Armenian DNA Project
“DNA and the Origin of Peoples: The Armenians”
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, April 3, 2014
The Hebraic and Near East Sections of the African and Middle Eastern Division
in cooperation with the Geography and Map Division, The Library of Congress
presented A talk by Chet Van Duzer From the “Wonders of Creation”
to the Holy Land: MAPS in the African and Middle Eastern Division

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The African Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library Of Congress
presented a film screening and discussion Through the Fire: A Story of Courage
by Dr. Deqo Mohamed, CEO, Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation

Thursday, March 27, 2014
A Thousand Years of the Persian Book
This lecture launched the "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" exhibition at the Library of Congress. The rich literary tradition of the Persian language over the last millennium was discussed. From illuminated manuscripts to contemporary publications, the exhibition will bring attention to the literary achievements of Iran and the greater Persian-speaking regions of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Central and South Asia and the Caucasus.
View a Webcast of this Program

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Near East Section, of The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Sheilah Kaufmann, author of "A Taste of Turkish Cuisine" and "The Turkish Cookbook"
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, March 20, 2014
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: Tope Folarin
View a Webcast of this Program

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The African Section of the African Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented "333 Saints: A Life Of Scholarship in Timbuktu"
 A book talk by Alexandra Huddleston, author and photographer
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, February 27, 2014
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a presentation “Retrospective and Prospective”: Sudan and South Sudan"
by Dr. Richard Lobban, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, February 20, 2014
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the LC Cooking Club of the Library of Congress
and the Daniel  A.P. Murray  African American Cultural Association
invited you to a presentation celebrating African American History Month
Pan African Cuisine: Healing Secrets of the Continent featuring Tambra Raye Stevenson
View a Webcast of this Program

Monday, February 10, 2014
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented A Gallery Talk by Ann Brener, Hebraic Area Specialist
Black Pearls Re-strung: Hebrew and Yiddish Artists Books at the Library of Congress
View a Webcast of this Program

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Library of Congress, African Middle Eastern Division, Near East Section
invited you to a presentation on " The Treasures of the Golden King Tut"
by Dr. Nevine Tolba  Ayn Shams University, Egypt
View a Webcast of this Program



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