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  • Spaelimenninir: Music and Stories from Scandinavia

    From Viking history to Lapland landscape a dynamic presentation of Nordic music and culture. Explore the oral traditions and the collections of indigenous cultural expressions. Based in the Faeroe Islands between Iceland and Norway, Spaelimenninir ("the folk musicians") -- a native Faeroese, a Swede, two Americans, and two Danes -- will perform traditional and contemporary folk music and song from Scandinavia.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-23
  • Holy Moses! A Cultural History of the Ten Commandments in Modern America

    Jenna Weissman Joselit, a Princeton University professor who spent the summer as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the John W. Kluge Center, wrapped up her research with a lecture titled "Holy Moses! A Cultural History of the Ten Commandments in Modern America." While a scholar at the Kluge Center, Joselit conducted research in the Library's collections for her forthcoming book on the Ten Commandments. ...

    • Contributor: Joselit, Jenna
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-10-11
  • Chang-rae Lee: 2010 National Book Festival

    Korean American novelist Chang-rae Lee presents at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Lee , Chang Rae
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Africa: Re-Sourcing History

    David Birmingham presents a lecture on "Africa: Re-Sourcing History."

    • Contributor: Birmingham, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-11-14
  • Iraq: Rural and Urban Social Organization

    Michael Albin, former chief of the Library's Anglo-American acquisitions and, until December 2008, anthropologist with the United States military in Iraq, discusses "Iraq: Rural and Urban Social Organization" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.

    • Contributor: Albin, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-10
  • Cultural & Historical Perspectives on Iraqi Cuisine

    Two award-winning authors -- Annia Ciezadlo and Nawal Nasrallah -- discuss their work and Iraqi cuisine.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-12
  • Gardening for Ozone Air Quality

    Air quality continues to be a public-health concern. Some of the nation's worst ozone pollution occurs in suburbs and even in parks that are downwind from sources of pollution. Ozone amounts can vary widely from one neighborhood to the next, and government ozone-monitoring stations cannot cover all of them. Experts are finding that gardeners can play an important role in monitoring ozone-related air quality. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-04-08
  • Pizza & Poetry

    Jehanne Dubrow reads and discusses "Stateside", a book of poems which lyrically details the experiences of a military wife.

    • Contributor: Dubrow, Jehanne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-02-03
  • Prohibition in Washington D.C.: How Dry We Weren't

    Prohibition ended in Washington, D.C. on March 1, 1934. The Washington Post reported that "Somehow, after 17 years without it, Washingtonians seemed to hold their liquor quite well." One reason might be that the nation's capital had been far from a model dry city, hosting up to 3,000 speakeasies since Prohibition began in 1917. As documented in a new book by Garrett Peck, even ...

    • Contributor: Peck, Garrett
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-26
  • Vietnam Veterans Collections Initiative Kick-off

    Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET/PBS), Senator Chuck Hagel and his brother, Professor Tom Hagel, donate hours of original interview and related materials to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. This event kicked-off the Veterans History Project's Vietnam Veterans Collections Initiative.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-12-07
  • Arthur Frommer

    Arthur Frommer speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Frommer, Arthur
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn

    In this concert in the Library's "Homegrown" series, Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn play traditional banjo and stringband music from Ohio.

    • Contributor: Ellis, Tony
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-06-22
  • A Conversation with Randy Newman

    Mark Horowitz talks with award-winning composer and performer Randy Newman about the creative process.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-11
  • Pinkney Family I

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin Closes the Literary Season

    U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin--the two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, hailed by the New York Times as the "undisputed master"-- concluded the Library of Congress spring literary season with a reading of his work.

    • Contributor: Merwin, W.S.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-04
  • Katherine Paterson: 2011 National Book Festival

    Author and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Katherine Paterson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Paterson, Katherine
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Walter Bruce oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Durant, Mississippi, 2013-03-11.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Bruce, Walter - Dittmer, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-11

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  • The Enduring Value of Magna Carta

    Scholars, historians and contemporary thinkers discuss how Magna Carta's political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at this symposium, Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter, held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition, "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor." Speakers included Roberta I. Shaffer (Library of Congress, ret.), Jonathan Jacobs (City University of New York) and William C. Hubbard (American ...

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-09
  • Colleen Houck: 2011 National Book Festival

    Colleen Houck appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Houck, Colleen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Baghdad Jews in British Burma

    Anthropologist Ruth Fredman Cernea discusses the Jewish experience in the land of Burma in a lecture titled "Almost Englishmen: Baghdadi Jews in British Burma." For more than a century, Jews from the Middle East--the Baghdadis--formed vibrant communities throughout Southeast Asia. Linked across the miles by tradition, family and economic ties, ideologically the Baghdadis existed between two promised lands: the religious ideal of Jerusalem and ...

    • Contributor: Cernea, Ruth Fredman
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-09
  • Millicent Fenwick: Her Way

    The first biography about former congresswoman and U.N. ambassador Millicent Fenwick was featured in a presentation.

    • Contributor: Shapiro, Amy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-04-01
  • Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington

    Daniel Epstein is a poet, dramatist and biographer with 12 books in print. Epstein has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and Prix de Rome from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    • Contributor: Epstein, Daniel Mark
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-09-30
  • Anne Hillerman: 2014 National Book Festival

    Anne Hillerman appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Hillerman, Anne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Traditional Classical Persian Music

    A concert of traditional classical Persian music by Nader Majd & Farshid Mahjour.

    • Contributor: Majd, Nader
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-04-16
  • James McBride: 2008 National Book Festival

    Author and musician James McBride speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: McBride, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27