Webcasts Related to the Near East Section
Various Years: Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture Series
Thursday, November 7, 2019
A Scribe with a View: the Construction of Knowledge in the Ancient and Islamic Medieval Periods
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division hosted a talk about scribal practices in texts found in the Judean Desert, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine, Anatolia, Turfan and Khurasan. The talk was presented by Dr. Myriam Wyssa, Senior Researcher at the University of London.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Investing in Culture: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability in the Kingdom of Bahrain
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division hosted a talk about the cultural strategy in Bahrain and the challenge of building a sustainable cultural infrastructure and promoting cultural tourism. The talk was given by former Minister of Culture and current President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, H.E. Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
The Ancient Alexandria Library Anew for the 21st Century
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Friends of the Biblioethca Alexandria, Maryland, Virginia and DC, presented a talk about the Alexandria Library by Heba El-Rafey, Director of Public Relations and International Communications at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Cartographic History of Afghanistan: Early, Modern and Colonial Periods
The African and Middle Eastern Division, Asian, and Geography & Map Division co-hosted a talk on Cartographic History of Afghanistan by Dr. Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, author and professor of history at the James Madison University.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Persian Language Rare Materials Digitization Project
The two-panel program offers conversations with experts and library specialists focusing on how Persian manuscripts contribute to the study of language, literature, culture and art history, and how the Library digitizes unique collections and utilizes digital content for outreach and education.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Ottoman Princess Brides: Princess Niloufer in Hyderabad and a Visual Journey of Exile
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division hosted a presentationby Betül Basaran, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, St. Mary's College of Maryland.