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Tuesday, August 30, 2016


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

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

Gender and Dance in Modern Iran:
Biopolitics on stage

Featuring Lecture and Book Signing:
Dr. Ida Meftahi

image. Dr. Ida Meftahi image: Bookcover: Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on stage

Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building,
LJ-220, African Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
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, September 7, 2016

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division,
Library of Congress
Presents:

The Art of the Sabbath:
An Illustrated Talk by Artist and Author Debra Band
on the Publication of Her New Book:

image: Bookcover: Kabbalat Shabbat: The Grand Unification


Free and Open to the Public

The Talk will be followed by display of Rare Books
from the collections of the Library of Congress

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building,
LJ-220, African Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
10 First Street, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20540

For additional information contact:
Ann Brener (202) 707 - 4186

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
 


(Previously scheduled for 9/14/2016
Due to a conflict of interest
this program has been re-scheduled to 9/13/2016)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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

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

“This program has been made possible with the generous support of the Aftab Committee”

Featuring
Mehdi Saeedi
Persian Designer & Visual Artist

Evolution

image: Calligraphy Drawing image: Mehdi Saeedi

Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building,
LJ-220, African Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
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
 


Thursday, September 15, 2016

image: Flyer: Brad Sabin Hill, September 15, 2016

 


Monday, September 19, 2016

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Easter Division and
 The Hebrew Language Table of the Library of Congress
In cooperation with the Embassy of Israel
present

The Thirteenth Hour
The poetry of Rivka Basman Ben-Haim, translated from the Yiddish by Zelda Kahan Newman

A reading and discussion with the translator

image: Rivka Basman Ben-Haim

Rivka Basman Ben-Haim, Israeli award winning Yiddish poet, is one of the last representatives of the golden age of Yiddish poetry. As a young teenager, she witnessed the Nazi destruction of her Jewish world. She began composing Yiddish poems in the Vilna ghetto, and at 90 years, she is still writing poetry. Translator Zelda Kahan Newman, former head of Judaic Studies at Lehman College/CUNY, is a linguist whose specialty is Yiddish, language and culture. For more than two decades, she has translated the Yiddish poetry of Rivka Basman Ben-Haim.

Free and Open to the Public

Monday, September 19, 2016
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Pickford Theater
3rd Floor, James Madison Building

101 Independence Ave. S.E. Washington, D.C. 20540

For additional information contact:
Gail or Galina

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, September 21, 2016

The Near East Section of
The African and Middle Eastern Division,
The Library of Congress
Invites you to
The 20th Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture
In Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary
of the Republic of Armenia

Christina Maranci
Arthur H. Dadian and Ara T. Oztemel Associate Professor of Armenian Art
Tufts University

“A World Monument: Zvart‘nots‘, Armenia, and the Wars of the Seventh Century”

image: Zvartnots Monument

Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
12:00 – 2:30
The Northeast Pavilion
Enter through the African and Middle Eastern
Division Reading Room
Room 220 Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street, SE
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
 




Past Events:
2016

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to film show on  Peaceful Resolution of Conflict in Mali Culture
A lecture with Michael Covitt, Sabatier Group

Thursday, July 28, 2016
The American Folklife Center of The Library of Congress presents Homegrown 2016
Traditional Ethnic and Regional Music and Dance that’s “Homegrown” in communities across the United States
Co-sponsored with the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Co-sponsored with the African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress
Rahim Alhaj Trio: Arabic music by a trio made up of an Iraqi-American, an Iranian-American and a Palestinian-American

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The African Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Giddes Chalamanda "In Appreciation for his Lifelong Contribution to Music in Malawi"

Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress in cooperation with
The Hebrew Language Table presented a lecture by Yoel Finkelman, Ph.D. Judaica Curator, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem "From Bomberg to the Beit Midrash: Page Layout in Venice Hebrew Printing and the
Experience of Rabbinic Learning"

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The African Section of the African and MIddle Eastern Division and The LC Cooking Club
The Library of Congress invited you to a briefing on Azerbaijani Cookery featuring the book
Pomegranates & Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijani

Friday, June 10, 2016
The African and Middle Eastern Division of The Library of Congress and
The Assyrian Universal Alliance – America invited you to a symposium on
The Assyrian Legacy: From Ancient Civilization to Today’s Cultural Revival

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Dr. Linda Jacobs speaking on
The Double Life of Syrian Immigrants: The Arbeely Family 

Thursday, June 2, 2016
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented a lecture by Paul Crego,of the Library of Congress
"The Orthodox Church in Georgia Since Independence"

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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 Mahnaz Rezaie representing Afghan Women's Writing Project (AWWP)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The African Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a talk and book signing by Former Assistant Secretary of State, Herman J. Cohen on his book
The Mind of the African Strongman: Conversations with Dictators, Statesmen and Father Figures
View a Webcast of this Program

Monday, May 16, 2016
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress and The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, and The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington in celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month presented a lecture by Dr. Janette Silverman
“The Blumenthals of the upper-Lower Peninsula of Michigan”

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
presented Dr. Fred Starr, speaking on his book
Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane

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"
View a Webcast of this Program

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
View a Webcast of this Program

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
View a Webcast of this Program

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
View a Webcast of this Program

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.
View a Webcast of this Program

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”
View a Webcast of this Program

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

View a Webcast of this Program

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
View a Webcast of this Program

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
View a Webcast of this Program

February 16, 2016
Afghan Media Resource Center Gift to the Library of Congress
The Afghan Media Resource Center has given the Library of Congress 48 hard drives worth of audio, video and photographic footage, content and culturally unique materials on Afghanistan. These materials were presented by Haji Sayed Daud to Acting Librarian of Congress David S. Mao.
View a Webcast of this Program



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