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(2018)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Music Division of the Library of Congress presented a book talk, Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884-1914, by author Vivi Lachs.
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division presented a book talk, Gratitude in Low Voices: Dawit Gebremichael Habte, by author Dawit Gebremichael Habte.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress presented a book talk, Historical Atlas of Hasidism, by Marcin Wodzinski, Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wroclaw, Poland.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress presented Domes, Arches and Minarets. Acclaimed photo-journalist Phil Pasquini examined 200 years of inspired islamic architecture in America.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress presented the 22nd Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture Series New Topics in Armenian History and Culture
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress presented "From the Depths of Antiquity: Newly Acquired Torah Scroll," by Gary Rendsburg, who discussed an ancient Torah scroll xheet from the book of Exodus, newly acquired by the Library of Congress.
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Monday, May 7, 2018
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington in Celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month presented Professor Hasia Diner, New York University, speaking on her new book, Roads Taken: Jewish Peddelers and Their American Journey.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center hosted an all day conference, Ancient Oman: Archaeological Digs and Historical Discoveries in the Sultanate of Oman
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Near east Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division,the Library of Congress and the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic presented Author Jeffrey B. Lilley. Have the Mountains Fallen : Two Journeys of Loss and Redemption in the Cold War
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress, presented History of the Arabic Press in the U.S. by media expert Edmund Ghareeb.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, of the Library of Congress presented as part of the Persian Book Lecture Series, Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution, featuring Dr. Pedram Partovi, Author and Professor, Department of History, American University.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress presented SnapShots of Ottoman Women featuring Betul Basaran, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, St. Mary's College of Maryland
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The African and MIddle Eastern Division and The Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress presented in Partnership with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa , The Caine Prize for Writing and The Center for African Studies at Howard University Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series featuring 2017 Caine Prize Winner Bushra Al-Fadil.
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