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Exhibition:
"A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" exhibition is located in the South Gallery on the second level of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 E. First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. Free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The exhibition will close on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

"A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" Exhibition is also on-line

A Thousand Years of the Persian Book Lecture Series External Link


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
present
"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

image: Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

Free and Open to the Public

Friday, April 25, 2014
12:00 Noon-1:00 PM
African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
Room 220, Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street S.E.
Washington, D.C, 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
 


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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

"An Anthropologist Looks Back On Decades
Living in the Middle East"

by

Andrea B. Rugh
Adjunct Scholar at the
Middle East Institute

image: Andrea B. Rugh

Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
From 12:00 Noon-1:00 PM
African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
Room 220, Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First St. SE
Washington, D.C, 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
 


 

image: Bookcover, A Thousand Years of the Persian Book
May 2 - 3, 2014
A Two Day Symposium
The Wide World of Persian Connections and Contestations,
1500 -Today

Friday, May 2, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whittall Pavilion
Thomas Jefferson Building
The Library of Congress
10 First Street SE
Washington DC 20540

Program Schedule
Day 1

9:00 - 9:15 am

Breakfast

11:00 - 11:30 am

Coffee Break

9:15 - 9:30 am

Welcoming Remarks

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Panel II: Language and Linguistics

"Persian as Lingua Franca: From Bosphorus to Bay of Bengal"
Pardis Minuchehr, George Washington University

"Cheraghkoshan across Time and Space, from Bulgaria to India"
Willem Floor, Independent Scholar

"Standard, National and Colloquial Varieties of Persian"
Corey Miller, University of Maryland

9:30 - 11:00 am

Panel I: Identity and Politics

"Status and Politics of Persian Language in Afghanistan: A Brief Review"
Amin Tarzi, Marine Corps University

"Tajiks and the Persianate World"
Muriel Atkin, George Washington University

"Silencing the Unruly: The Lives, Legends, and Verses of Early Persian Women Poets"
Wazmah Osman, Temple University

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Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, Md.

Program Schedule
Day 2

9:30 - 9:45 am

Breakfast

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Panel IV: Style and Script

"Trans-regionalism and Mannerism: Some Notes on Sabk-i Hindi, its Post-Rationalized Contestations and the Persona of the Beloved"
Alireza Korangy, University of Virginia

"Script United? The Persianate Sphere and nasta'liq Calligraphy around 1600"
Simon Rettig, Freer|Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution

"Poetry as Politics, Worship and Education: The Cosmopolitan world of Sa'di of Shiraz"
Fatemeh Keshavarz, University of Maryland

9:45 - 10:00 am

Welcoming Remarks

10:00 - 11:30 am

Panel III: Interchange and Exchange

"The Learned Ideal of the Mughal Wazir. The Life and Intellectual World of Prime Minister Afzal Khan Shirazi (d.1639)"
Rajeev Kinra, Northwestern University

"The Language of Heaven in Safavid Iran and Mughal India: Persian and Cosmology in the Thought of Azar Kayvan and his Followers"
Daniel Sheffield, Princeton University

"India as a Refuge: Anti-Arab Writing in Persian in India"
Ruzbeh Jamshidi, University of Maryland

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Coffee Break

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Closing Rountable: Persianate Studies in Academic Disciplines

Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, University of Maryland (Iranian Studies)

Ahmet Karamustafa, University of Maryland (Islamic Studies)

Rajeev Kinra, Northwestern University (South Asian Studies)

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch

This conference is made possible by a Social Science Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research with funds provided by the Andrew W.Mellon Foundation

Thursday, May 8, 2014

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

Vivian Seton
Co-editor of the Newly Released Memoir

image: Bookccover, The Autobiography of an African Princess

Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, May 8, 2014
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
Room 220, Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First St. SE
Washington, D.C, 20540

For additional information contact:
Dr. Angel Batiste (202) 707- 1980

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 19, 2014

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington,
 The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, and

the Hebraic Section, of the Library of Congress
In Celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month
present

Sanford Sternlicht, PhD
Emeritus Professor of English, Syracuse University

Speaking about his book:

image: Sanford Sternlicht, PhD image: Bookcover, The Tenement Saga

A memoir of the Lower East side and Early Jewish American Writers
The speaker will be introduced by Peggy K. Pearlstein, PhD, former Section Head of the Hebraic Section

Free and open to the public
Copies of "The Tenement Saga" will be available for sale

Monday May 19, 2014
From 12:00 Noon-1:00 PM
African and Middle Eastern Reading Room
Room 220, Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First St. SE
Washington, D.C, 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:
2014

 

 

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”

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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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