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  • The Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahido Church

    Ephraim Isaac discussed his book about the history of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahido Church and also that of Christianity as a whole in Ethiopia. Not only are there strong Biblical Hebraic elements in the theology, political theory, and liturgical calendar of the Ethiopian Church but there is also a strong influence from Beta Israel and Ethiopian Jews. Besides these Ethiopian Jews and of course, ...

    • Contributor: Isaac, Ephraim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-17
  • How About That! The Life of Mel Allen

    Stephen Borelli, baseball editor of USA Today Sports Weekly, discussed his new book, "How About That! The Life of Mel Allen," the first biography of Allen, one of the most famous sports broadcasters in American history. CNN's Larry King praised the volume as "a wonderful book about a wonderful life; I knew and loved Mel Allen and Borelli captures him in full measure." The ...

    • Contributor: Borelli, Stephen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-10-18
  • Coffee, Culture and Intellectual Property Rights: The Case of Ethiopia

    Heran Sereke-Berhan discusses coffee and intellectual property rights in Ethiopia.

    • Contributor: Sereke Berhan , Heran
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-31
  • John Green: 2012 National Book Festival

    John Green appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Green, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Patricia Smith: 2009 National Book Festival

    Poet Patricia Smith appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Smith, Patricia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Predicting Disease Outbreaks from Space

    NASA scientist Assaf Anyamba, an expert on using earth science satellite data to see links among weather, disease and famine, discusses predicting disease outbreaks from Space.

    • Contributor: Anyamba, Assaf
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-18
  • Mapping the New Empire: Britain's General Survey of North America, 1763-1782

    Britain's decisive victory in the Seven Years' War dramatically enlarged its American empire. Once confined to the coastal plain, British North America extended after 1763 from Hudson's Bay to the Florida Keys and past the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River, at least on paper. To understand these new territories and bring them under control, the Board of Trade launched the General Survey of ...

    • Contributor: Edelson, Max
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-04-16
  • David Levithan: 2012 National Book Festival

    David Levithan appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Levithan, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire

    C.M. Mayo's first novel revolves around the little-known but true story of how Emperor of Mexico Maximilian von Hapsburg and his wife, Empress Carlota, adopted a toddler in 1865 from a reluctant American mother, who hailed from a prominent Georgetown family and who desperately tried to get her son back. Mayo, a short-story writer and essayist, discussed "The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire." ...

    • Contributor: Mayo, C.M.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-07-20
  • My Father's Paradise

    Yona Sabar was born in a mud hut in the remote Kurdish region of Northern Iraq. Protected by towering mountains, the Jews of Zakho lived peacefully among Muslims and Christians for hundreds of years. But in the late 1940s, the outside world came crashing in, and Yona would be the last boy in Zakho to become a bar mitzvah. Yona's son Ariel Sabar discussed ...

    • Contributor: Sabar, Ariel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-11
  • Latino Poetry: Pivotal Voices, Era of Transition

    Poet and critic Rigoberto Gonzalez delivers a lecture on Latino poetry and some of its most influential poets.

    • Contributor: Gonzalez, Rigoberto
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-10
  • Coping with Onset & Progressive Disabilities

    Eric Eldritch gives a presentation on how individuals cope and succeed with disabilities that become more pronounced over time. The presentation is given during Disability Employee Awareness Month. The event is sponsored by the Library of Congress Employee Assistance Program and co-sponsored by the Library's Deaf Association and Organization of Employees with Disabilities.

    • Contributor: Eldritch, Eric
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-20
  • Asian American Literature Today: AA Lettres Fellows

    A panel discussion among writers Ocean Vuong, Cathy Linh Che and Eugenia Leigh on the state of Asian-American literature.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-04-04
  • Re-Imagining the U.S. Civil War: Reconnaissance, Surveying & Cartography (morning session)

    Cartographers during the U.S. Civil War invented new techniques and mapped the country--both Union and Confederate territories--more accurately than ever before in the nation's history. The morning session of this day-long conference included presentations on "Hidden Patterns of the Civil War," "Mapping the Strength of the Rebellion" and "We Were Profoundly Ignorant of Our Country: The Struggle to Provide Accurate Maps During the U.S. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-20
  • The Singing & Praying Band: African American a Capella Sacred Music from Delaware and Maryland

    The Singing and Praying Band performs in concert.

    • Contributor: Singing & Praying Band
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-08-23
  • Diana Gabaldon: 2010 National Book Festival

    "Outlander" series novelist Diana Gabaldon appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Gabaldon, Diana
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Spies, Allies & Murder? The Ominous Origins of the 1968 Tet Offensive in Hanoi's Postcolonial War

    Lien-Hang Nguyen explores the origins of the planning in Hanoi for the 1968 Tet Offensive.

    • Contributor: Nguyen, Lien Hang
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-16
  • Discussion on James Madison

    Pulitzer-prize winning historian Jack N. Rakove discusses Madison, his work, and his influence in an interview with Manuscript Division Chief Jim Hutson.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-03-12
  • The eXtensible Catalog: Revealing Library Collections Through Collaborative Open-Source Technology

    The University of Rochester River Campus Libraries (UR) is developing an open-source system called the eXtensible Catalog (UC) to provide easy access to all library resources, both digital and non-digital, incorporating metadata from a variety of databases and in a variety of schemas.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-17
  • Cutting Edge Research

    This video discusses the Web Cataloging Assistant, an automated approach to cataloging electronic materials on the Web, and is a presentation of the Library's Bibliographic Enrichment Advisory Team (BEAT) in the Cataloging Directorate program that conducts research and undertakes initiatives to enrich bibliographic records.

    • Contributor: Horchler, Gabriel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-02-08
  • Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth Eisenstein - Panel Discussion

    The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the University of Massachusetts Press has published "Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth L. Eisenstein." Inspiring debate since the early days of its publication, Elizabeth L. Eisenstein's "The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformation in Early-Modern Europe" (1979) has exercised its own force as an agent ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-02
  • Amy Uyematsu: 2006 National Book Festival

    Amy Uyematsu speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Uyematsu, Amy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Sara Paretsky on Critical Mass

    Best-selling author Sara Paretsky discussed "Critical Mass," her 16th V.I. Warshawski novel, which features Warshawski's best friend, Vienna-born doctor Lotty Herschel. Paretsky's skills in developing compelling characters and plots are demonstrated once again in this novel, as she weaves together Lotty's childhood in Vienna, missing persons, meth labs, Chicago history and the race for the atomic bomb during World War II.

    • Contributor: Paretsky, Sara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-15
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Real Nice Clambake

    In the ninth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses Oscar Hammerstein's research techniques, and "A Real Nice Clambake" from "Carousel." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • African-American Spirituals of the Civil War

    A panel discussion on African-American spirituals of the Civil War.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-30