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  • Utrecht String Quartet

    Praised for its benchmark recordings of Tchaikovsky, the Utrecht String Quartet from the Netherlands makes its first U.S. appearance in the Library of Congress in a program of Schubert, Meijering and Tchaikovsky.

    • Contributor: Utrecht String Quartet
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-02-11
  • Bob Lanier with NBA/WNBA Players Chris Duhon and Ivory Latta: 2008 National Book Festival

    NBA legend Bob Lanier and NBA/WNBA players Chris Duhon and Ivory Latta appear at the National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society

    Nancy Newman presents an American Musicological Society lecture, "A Program Not Greatly to Their Credit": Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society through the American Memory Sheet Music Collection.

    • Contributor: Newman, Nancy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-22
  • Literature and Nation-Building in the Writings of 'A'isha Taymur (1840-1902)

    Mervat Hatem, professor of political science at Howard University, presented a talk titled "Literature and Nation-Building in the Writings of 'A'isha Taymur (1840-1902)."

    • Contributor: Hatem, Mervat
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-08
  • Abkhazia and the New Cold War

    Before the summer of 2008, it is likely that most Americans had never heard of Abkhazia. Paul Crego discusses the history, language and culture of the Abkhazian people and the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict as it developed in the late Soviet period through the 1992-1993 war. Abkhazia in the context of geopolitical conflicts was also covered. Further, he discussed his assessment that Abkhazia has become a ...

    • Contributor: Crego, Paul
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-25
  • Impeached: the Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy

    After Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the United States continued to tumble through tumultuous times. President Andrew Johnson was failing to heal the nation's wounds, and the bitter political environment culminated in an impeachment trial. David O. Stewart discussed Johnson's 1868 trial, when once again the nation's fate hung in the balance.

    • Contributor: Stewart, David O.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-06-03
  • Women in Science and Engineering

    To honor women who have taken the lead in the environmental or "green" movement, the National Women's History Project chose "Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet" as the 2009 theme for National Women's History Month. In celebration, a panel discussion on "Women in Science and Engineering" was held at the Library. The moderator and featured panelist was Carol Burger, associate professor in ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-12
  • In the Footsteps of Marco Polo: An International Symposium on Italy-China Cultural Exchange in the 13th-17th Centuries

    The Asian Division of the Library of Congress and the Embassy of Italy/Italian Cultural Institute, Washington DC presented a symposium titled "In the Footsteps of Marco Polo." Marco Polo is supposed to have arrived in China in 1275. Whether or not he himself was there, his work, "The Travels of Marco Polo," was widely circulated and regarded as containing the sum total of European ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-03-23
  • Human Migration, Malaria & Modernization in the Pacific: DNA Studies

    The research of J. Koji Lum focuses on the origins, interactions, and resulting genetic characteristics of Pacific Island populations, the evolution of the malaria parasite's (Plasmodium falciparum) drug resistance, malaria epidemiology in Melanesia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, forensic genetics, animal and plant domestication, behavioral genetics, and molecular evolution.

    • Contributor: Lum, Koji
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-08-28
  • Jonathan Going South: The Yankee & the Making of American National Character

    Stefanie Schaefer traces the origins and functions of the Yankee in 19th century U.S. literary and popular culture. Schaefer traces the Yankee's most commonly known sectional (Northern) denomination to its origins and explores how this allegory was used to imagine an American national identity.

    • Contributor: Schaefer, Stefanie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-02-07
  • Jon Scieszka: 2008 National Book Festival

    National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jon Scieszka appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Scieszka, Jon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • A.E. Stallings: Book Fest 05

    Author and poet A.E. Stallings at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Stallings, A.E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Christopher Buckley

    • Contributor: Buckley, Christopher
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Judith Ortiz Cofer

    • Contributor: Cofer, Judith Ortiz
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Russian Imperial Bindings as Artifact and a Key for Reconstruction of the Imperial Libraries

    The global social-political and cultural cataclysm at the beginning of 20th century in Russia eradicated the moral and spiritual basis for millions of people. The destruction of archives and private libraries, especially those of the Russian emperors and grand dukes, and the ensuing world-wide dispersal of books caused an unreliable "new" version of history to be written. These books, with their heraldic symbols, ex-libris ...

    • Contributor: Gerasimova, Dr. Ekaterina
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-19
  • Walt Whitman, Rural New Yorker

    Kluge fellow Karen Karbiener delivers a lecture entitled "Walt Whitman, Rural New Yorker." A boy from rural Long Island moves to Brooklyn and, without money or mentorship, conceives, writes, and self-publishes America's declaration of cultural independence. This story remains one of the great mysteries of American literary scholarship. How did Walter Whitman - grammar school dropout and second son of a farmer-turned-carpenter - become ...

    • Contributor: Karbiener, Karen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-24
  • Authenticity of Print Materials

    Specialists, conservators, scientists, booksellers and private collectors who are on the cutting edge of research on printing techniques, paper manufacture, binding construction and typography convened at the Library of Congress for a symposium on authenticity. One of the most difficult subjects facing today's collection-development programs is judging the genuineness of printed materials. For nearly 10 years, the Library's Rare Book and Special Collections Division ...

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-06
  • Ana Menendez: 2009 National Book Festival

    Journalist and author Ana Menendez appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Menendez, Ana
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Intellectual Freedom 2002: Living the Chinese Curse

    Krug discusses current First Amendment issues in the context of the old Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times."

    • Contributor: Krug, Judith
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-05-23
  • Shakespeare and Genius

    Harold Bloom, widely recognized as America's leading literary critic, discusses Shakespeare and the nature of genius. Bloom based his presentation on three of his recently published books: Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (Riverhead Books, 2003), Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (Riverhead Books, 1998), and Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (Warner Books, 2002).

    • Contributor: Bloom, Harold
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-03-25
  • Women in Iran: Past, Present and Future

    Nafisi discusses the current state of women in the Islamic republic of Iran.

    • Contributor: Nafisi, Azar
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-03-16
  • James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman

    James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman performs Mississippi blues songs and music at the Library of Congress, May 23, 2006. videorecording | videorecording ; 62 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). May 23, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Super Chikan - Christman, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Patricia Cornwell: 2012 National Book Festival

    Patricia Cornwell discusses her book "Red Mist" at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Cornwell, Patricia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • The Rise of Printed Visuality: Printers and Page Design, 1467-1482

    In an effort to differentiate their books from those produced by scribes and illuminators, several printers devised a bold, ink-rich mechanical style that circumvented the aesthetic standards of the manuscript page. The design choices of Ulrich Han in Rome, Gunther and Johann Zainer in Augsburg and Ulm, Johannes in Verona, Johann Muller (Regiomontanus) in Nuremberg, and Erhard Ratdolt in Venice proved particularly influential in ...

    • Contributor: Baldasso, Renzo
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-07-29
  • Preconcert Talk: Stephan Sänger

    Stephan Sänger, co-artistic director of Concerto Köln, discusses his work.

    • Contributor: S&Auml - Nger, Stephan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-20