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Thursday, October 26, 2017

image: Flyer: Author Dan E. Stigall

This event is Free and Open to the Public
but requires registration at the link below

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Monday, October 30, 2017

image: Flyer: "Goodly Treasures New and Old: A lecture on the Song of Songs by Gary A. Rendsburg

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

 

image: Flyer: Heywood Presentation

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Past Events:
2017

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented as part of the Persian Book Lecture Series,George Washington University
Doctoral Candidate Elham Bakhtary, speaking on
The Genesis of Print in Afghanistan During the Reign of Amir Sher Ali Khan (1871-1877)

Thursday, October 12, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented, When in the Arab World: An Insider's Guide to Living and Working with Arab Culture
featuring Author, Rana F. Nejem.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Conservations with African Poets and Writers Series
The African Section of 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 and
Howard University, presented South African writer, Antjie Krog,

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division presented as part of the
Persian Book Series a lecture by Mona Khademi " A glimpse in the Life of Laura Clifford
Dreyfus-Barney and her Connections with Iran and Iranians
"

Thursday, September 7, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division presented as part of the
Persian Book Series a lecture by Dr. Fereydoon Ala. The Life and Antecedents of a
Peripatetic Persian: Culture and Society in the Last Years of the Qajar Dynasty.

Friday, September 1, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division presented
The 21st Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture with Best Selling Author, Chris Bohjalian.
"Echos of Anatolia: An Armenian-American Novelist Discovers his Literary DNA at Mid-Life"

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the Asian Division at the Library of Congress and
Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland presented as part of
The Persian Book Lecture Series, Dr. Chander Shekhar, Persian Specialist at the University
of Delhi, India, "Persian Manuscripts in India: Collections, Collectors and their Future"
View a Webcast of this Program

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress, and
Alborz High School invited you to an all day symposium, "From Oxus to Euphrates: The Sasanian Empire"
This symposium was made possible with support from Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and the Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies & Culture at the University of California, Irvine.
View a Webcast of this Program

Monday, May 15, 2017
The Hebraic Section of the African and MIddle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented World Famous cookbook author, Joan Nathan speaking on her newest book,
"King Soloman's Table"
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, May 11, 2017
The Hebraic Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented a lecture on "Imperial Ethiopia's Unique Symbols, Structures and Role in the Modern World"
by Mr. Gregory R. Copley, President of The International Strategic Studies Association.
View a Webcast of this Program

Monday, May 8, 2017
In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division,The Library of Congress and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington presented
Genealogist Daniel Horowitz of My Heritage, "How I found my Jewish American Family"
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, May 4, 2017
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Waed Athamneh, Professor of Arabic Studies, Connecticut College
speaking on "Never Tell an Arab Poet not to Write"
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, April 27, 2017
The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and
the American Tunisian Association presented Professor Stephen J. King,
Associate Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University
"The Economic Transition that Tunisia's Democratic Transition Deserves"
View a Webcast of this Program

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series

The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress in partnership with The Africa Society
and the Howard University Department of African Studies invited you to a Reading and Book Signing 
with Award-winning Nigerian writer Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
View a Webcast of this Program

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division
of The Library of Congress as part of theThe Persian Book Lecture Series presented
Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, Speaker, Professor and Novelist speaking on
'Us &Them’: Breaking Free from Cultural Branding and Identity Politics.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Marriage and Politics in 19th and 20th Century Ethiopia featuring Heran Sereke-Brhan, Ph.D.
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress
presented “The Poetry of Jawdat Haydar in a Transnational Framework”  by Dr. Carol N. Fadda.
View a Webcast of this Program

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The African Section of 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
presented as part of the "Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series"
South African Writer Lidudumalingani Mqombothi.
View a Webcast of this Program

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division The Library of Congress presented
The Persian Book Lecture Series inviting you to the 2017 Nowruz Lecture with
Dr. Layla Diba, Independent Scholar, Author, Art Advisor and the
Former Hagop Kevorkian Curator of Islamic Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. 
"Kamal al Mulk and the Invention of the Modern Iranian Landscape.”
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Near East Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Dr. Chase Robinson, President and Distinguished Professor of History
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Speaking on Islam: Facts and Fictions
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division of The Library of Congress and
The Egyptian Embassy, Cultural and Educational Affairs Bureau invited you to a lecture
by Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty, Former Minister of Archaeology and Professor of Archaeology,
Ain Shams University, Egypt "Discovery of the Secret of the Great Pyramid and the Tomb of Tutankhamun"
View a Webcast of this Program

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented "LADY OF THE PALACE," A documentary film.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub speaking about the book they translated from Yiddish:
Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories by Blume Lempel
View a Webcast of this Program

Monday, March 20, 2017
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and The African, Latin American
and Western European Division, of The Library of Congress presented a film screening,
SEMBENE! :The Inspiring Story of the Father of African Cinema

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Pomegranates & Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan featuring Feride Buyuran
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, February 23, 2017
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Victor Gama, Angolan composer, musician and designer of
contemporary musical instruments for new music

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress and
The Egyptian Embassy, Cultural and Educational Affairs Office invited you to a presentation,
Islamic Architecture and its relevance to human daily needs
by Dr. Heba Abdelnabi, University of Alexandria, Egypt
View a Webcast of this Program .

Thursday, February 16, 2017
The African and MIddle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress presented
"Love Songs from the Middle East". A Valentine's Day Extravaganza with poems from the
Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish.
View a Webcast of this Program

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division of The Library of Congress
presented Business and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia:
Opportunities for Partnering and Investing in Emerging Business

by Edward Burton, President and CEO of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council
View a Webcast of this Program

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and
The American Tunisian Association invited you to a presentation by
Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division on
"A View of Tunisia through the Library of Congress Collections"

Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented "Will you hear my voice"? Rachel Bluwstein (1899-1931). A presentation by
Ann Brener, Hebraic Area Specialist, Library of Congress.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Icons of the Coptic Church with Coptic Iconographer, Evelyn Avery Rophael
View a Webcast of this Program



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