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Thursday, December 16, 2004
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division,and the Interpretive Programs Office, Library of Congress presented a Lecture by Professor Jerome Chanes (Yeshiva University) "Anti-Semitism in America, Past and Present: Realities and Myths"

Wednesday, December 8, 2004
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, and The International Museum of Muslim Cultures, Jackson Mississippi, presented a lecture by Cheikh Abdel Kader Haidara, Curator, and Dr.Stephanie Diakité, Conservator, Mamma Haidara Memorial Library of Timbuktu In the Republic of Mali. "Legacy of Timbuktu: Wonders of the Written Word"

Wednesday, December 8, 2004
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Interpretive Programs Office, Library of Congress
presented a lecture by Prof. Lee Shai Weissbach (University of Louisville) "Jewish Life in Small Town America"
(View Flyer)

Tuesday, November 30, 2004
The Interpretive Programs Office and the Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress presented
an illustrated lecture by Dr. Lauren B. Strauss, Yiddish-Speaking Artists and Political Radicals in Early 20th Century New York.
(View Flyer)

Tuesday, November 16, 2004
The Interpretive Programs Office and the Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress and
The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, University of Marlyand presented Jewish Cultural Creativity in Twentieth - Century America: A Colloquium Marking 350 Years of Jewish Life in America with Steven J. Cahn, Bernard Cooperman, Saverio Giovacchini, Daniel Bertrand Monk, Tom Zakim and Eric Zakim.
(View Flyer)

Tuesday, November 9, 2004
The Interpretive Programs Office and the Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress and
Baltimore Hebrew University presented The State of Jewish Learning in America, A Colloquium Marking 350 Years of Jewish Life in America with Pearl Berger, Stephen Garfinkel, Rela Mintz Geffen, David Gordis, Jenna Joselit, Peggy Pearlstein, Judith Baskin, Arthur Lesley, Alan Mintz, and Menahem Schmelzer

Wednesday, October 27, 2004
The Islamic Cities Program of the John W. Kluge Center and The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division,
Library of Congress, cordially invited you to a presentation and discussion Persepolis Recreated: A documentary film that reveals the magnificence of Persian palaces,as they were 2500 years ago, by Farzin Rezaeian Award-winning documentary and educational film producer and director.Film screening will be followed by a discussion with the film director
and guest speaker, Mina Marefat, architect and architectural historian.
(View Flyer)

Monday, October 25th, 2004
The Library of Congress Near East Section African and Middle Eastern Division invited you to The Bedouin Tribes of Petra, Photographs and Presentation by Vivian Rona, Award Winning Photographer

Friday, October 15th, 2004
The Library of Congress Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division and Islamic Cities Program of the John W. Kluge Center invited you to a talk by Abbas Milani, Visiting Professor of Political Science, Stanford University;
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
: Shiism and Modernity
(View Flyer)

Monday, October 4, 2004
The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress
invited you to a lecture byDr. Christina Jones-Pauly,
Professor of Comparative and Islamic Law,
African Sharia: From Casablanca to Capetown -
How Universal is Islamic Law?

(View Flyer)

Monday, August 16, 2004
The African and Middle Eastern Division and The Geography and Map Division of The Library of Congress invited you to a talk
on the Maps of Arabia by Marian Bukhari, Researcher and Collector of Maps.

Monday, June 7, 2004
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress cordially invited you to The Fifth Annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Hebraic Book: The Jewish Book in America by Jonathan D. Sarna Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University

(View Invitation)

Monday, June 7, 2004
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Hebrew Language Table, Library of Congress
Invited you to a presentation by Shalom Sabar Primo Levi, Fellow at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania; Professor at the Hebrew University's Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies The Jewish and Comparative Folklore Program, The Jews of Kurdistan: History, Daily Life, Customs, Childbirth and Magic

(View Flyer)

Thursday, June 3, 2004
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress
In collaboration with American University's Center for Global Peace, and the Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace cordially invited you to a talk
Singing a New Song: Women and Entertainment in the Arab World by Professor Sherifa Zuhur, Director of the Institute
of Middle Eastern, Islamic and Diasporic Studies Cleveland State University
.

Monday, April 19, 2004
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the European Division,Library of Congress sponsored a talk on
The Art of Splendor, Islamic Luxury Goods Captivate Renaissance Italians

by Dr. Rosamond E. Mack Author of Bazaar to Piazza: Islamic Trade and Italian Art, 1300 - 1600
(View Flyer)

Thursday, April 8, 2004
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the European Division, Library of Congress presented Dr. Edward Goldberg, Founder Medici Archive Project and Dr. Ippolita Morgese, Vice-President Medici Archival Project (Florence, Italy) Inside the Granducal Medici Archive: Sources for Jewish History, Religion, Culture.

(View Flyer)

Wednesday, April 7, 2004
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress featured a talk on The new Arab reformists in Islam by Dr. Ziad Hafez, Senior Fellow, Center for the Global South, American University
(View Flyer)

Tuesday, March 30, 2004
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress presented a discussion by
Susan Weidman Schneider, Founding Mother and Editor in Chief of the Award-Winning Jewish Women's Journal, Lilith, Now Celebrating its 25th Year. "Lilith Magazine: 25 Years of Creating a Voice for Jewish Women"
(View Flyer)

Friday, March 26, 2004
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, in collaboration with American University's Center for Global Peace, and the Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace featured a talk by Professor Asma Barlas, Chair of Politics at Ithaca College, New York. Globalizing Equality: Muslim Women, Theology, and Feminisms

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress hosted a presentation by
Azar Nafisi, Professorial Lecturer at the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Professor of Aesthetics, Culture & Literature, and the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, on "Women In Iran: Past, Present and Future"
(View Flyer) (View Press Release)

Thursday, March 4, 2004
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress hosted a discussion by
Dr. Mohamed El-Shibini, Dean emeritus, Faculty of Arts, Sultan Qabus University
Muscat, Oman on his book "Threat of Globalization to Arab Islamic Culture"
(View Flyer)

Monday, February 23, 2004
The Science, Technology & Business Division and The African and Middle Eastern Division of The Library of Congress
present Joseph of Cameroon, "The Culture and Healing Power of African Herbal Medicine."
(View Flyer) (View Press Release)

Friday, February 6, 2004
The Hispanic Division, The African and Middle Eastern Division, and The John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress
present "CONTEMPORARY LUSOPHONE AFRICAN LITERATURES AND CULTURES: A COLLOQUIUM ON CAPE VERDE AND MOZAMBIQUE"
(View Program)

Thursday, February 5, 2004
The African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
presents Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Dr. Benedict Adekunle Oladele"Future Directions for African Library Development."
(View Flyer)

Wednesday, February 4, 2004
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, and American University's Center of Global Peace, and Mohammed Said, Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace present a Lecture by Leila Ahmed,
professor of divinity at Harvard University titled "Women in Islam and America: Reflection on Where we are Today"
(View Press Release)

Thursday, January 29, 2004
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress present
A Lecture by Abdelbaki Hermassi, the minister of culture of Tunisia
titled "Tunisia and Cultural Modernization"
View Press Release

Thursday, January 8, 2004, 12 Noon
The Near East Section and the The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress invite you to a speech by
His Excellency John M. Ordway, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia on "Report from Armenia: 2003"
(view Flyer)

 

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