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Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division
in cooperation with The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Is pleased to invite you to attend a Symposium

“Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean:
The ‘Swahili’ Civilization of Eastern Africa, Oman, and
The Gulf”

Featuring keynote remarks by
East African authors
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o (2014 nobel prize nominee)
Abdulrazak Gurnah
Moyez G. Vassanji

Free and Open to the Public


Thursday, March 5, 2015
8:30 am - 3:30 PM
Sixth Floor, Montpelier Room, James Madison Memorial Building
101 First St. SE
Washington, DC 20540

For additional information contact :
Symposium Coordinator, 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
 


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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

“Gentile Bellini’s Drawings of Ottomans:
Italian Art Serving the Sultans"

image: After Gentile Bellini, Seated Scribe, c.1480, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
After Gentile Bellini, Seated Scribe, c.1480,
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

featuring
Dr. Rosamond Mack
author of Bazar to Piazza: Islamic Trade and Italian Art 1300-1600

Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
LJ - 220, Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First St. SE
Washington, DC 20540

For additional information contact:
Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb (202) 707- 1221

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, March 12, 2015

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Divsion
The Library of Congress
In Celebration of National Women’s History Month
presents

The Mirror of the Text:
A Talk and Book-Display
about Jewish Women and Their Books through the Ages

Free and Open to the Public
A Display of Rare Books will follow the Talk

Thursday, March 12, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 220
10 First St. SE
Washington, DC 20540

For additional information contact:
Dr. 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
 


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Library of Congress and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
at the University of Maryland
present

"The Persian Book Lecture Series"
2015 Focus: Philosophy on Persia

Opening lecture and book signing marking the start of Spring
and the "Nowruz" Season

"An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia"

Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University & Dr. Mehdi Aminrazavi, University of Mary Washington

Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 220
10 First St. 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
 


Thursday, May 7, 2015

The 19th Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture

Susan B. Harper
Nonresident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
will speak on

“Reflections on failures and successes of American humanitarianism:
a Case Study from the Armenian Crucible of 1915-1923”

Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, May 7,
12:00 Noon
Northeast Pavilion
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First St. SE
Washington, DC 20540

For additional information contact:
Dr. 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
 


Attention: Due to inclement weather
this program will be rescheduled!!

Celebrating Black History Month
The African Section of the
African and Middle Eastern Division
The Library of Congress
invites you
to A Book Signing Event
featuring

Her Excellency, Honorable Olubanke King-Akerele
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Former Minister of Commerce,
Trade and Industry of the Republic of Liberia
and Author of

The “Growing” of Africa’s Emergent Leadership   

image: Her Excellency, Honorable Oulbanke King-Akerele

Free and Open to the Public

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
 



Past Events:
2015

 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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" featuring Nigerian-American writer Chinelo Okparanta

Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Kluge Center and the African and Middle Eastern Division of The Library of Congress
presented “The Popularization of Islamic Mysticism in Medieval Egypt”
Kluge Fellow Nathan Hofer summarized his forthcoming book on Sufism (Islamic mysticism). Sufism came to extraordinary prominence in Egypt after the 12th century. By the middle of the 14th century, Sufism had become massively popular. How and why did this popularization happen? Hofer's book is the first to address this issue directly, surveying the social formation and histories of several different Sufi collectivities from this period. Hofer is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Missouri.




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