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The holder of the Chair of Modern Culture, selected and appointed by the Librarian of Congress, focuses on modern arts and media and their impact on societal development, using the Library's immense music, film, architecture, literature, multi-media and folklore collections.

Chair Holders

2009
Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
Lecture: “Blooming Cherry Blossoms, Falling Cherry Blossoms: Symbolism of the Flower in Japanese Culture and History
[Webcast]
Lecture: “How Do Flowers Kill? - The Japanese Emperor and Modern Dictators
[Webcast]

2007
Kay Kaufman Shelemay
Lecture: “Music in the Ethiopian American Diaspora: A Preliminary Overview

2006
Shigemi Inaga
Lecture: “Modern Japanese Arts and Crafts in Kyoto: From Asai Chu to Yagi Kazuo
[Webcast]

2006
Cecelia Tichi
Lecture: “Justice, Not Pity: Julia Lathrop, First Chief of the U.S. Children’s Bureau
[Webcast]
Book Talk: “Civic Passions: Seven Who Launched Progressive America
[Webcast]

2005
Vaclav Havel
Lecture: “The emperor has no clothes
[Webcast]
Library of Coungress Information Bulletin article
Forum: “Vaclav Havel: Dissidents and Freedom
[Webcast]

2004
Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov

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