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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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

GIDDES CHALAMANDA

In Appreciation for his Lifelong Contribution to Music in Malawi

image: Poster, Giddes Coming to America


Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
12:00 Noon - 1:00PM
Whittall Pavilion
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First St. SE
Washington, DC  20540

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Laverne Page (202) 707 - 1979

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Past Events:
2016

 

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

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"

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

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



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