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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division
The Library of Congress
presents

LADY OF THE PALACE
A documentary film that traces the history of one of the most important Druze clans in Mount Lebanon, the
Joumblat family, from the 17th century to the present, with a focus on Nazira Joumblat (1890-1951),
grandmother of the contemporary Druze leader Walid Joumblat. Nazira Joumblat's wisdom, strong personality,
and amazing intellect, won the title of "Moukhtara," or a leader in her own right, from the different religious
factions in Lebanon.

Remarks by
Nawal Kawar
Arab World Specialist, Near East Section, AMED

image: Filmcover: Lady of the Palace

Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
LJ 220 Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C.  20540

For additional information contact:
Nawal Kawar (202) 707 - 4708

Please allow time to clear security
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 


Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division
of The Library of Congress and
The Egyptian Embassy, Cultural and Educational Affairs Bureau
invite you to a lecture
by


Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty,
 Former Minister of Archaeology and Professor of Archaeology,
Ain Shams University, Egypt

Discovery of the Secret of the Great Pyramid
and the Tomb of Tutankhamun

image: Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty image: Egyptian Treasures

Free and Open to the Public
A reception will follow

Thursday, March 30, 2017
12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
LJ 220 Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C.  20540

For additional information contact:
Fawzi Tadros (202) 707 - 7311

Please allow time to clear security
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 


Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Near East Section,
African and Middle Eastern Division,
The Library of Congress
presents

Dr. Chase Robinson
President and Distinguished Professor of History
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

image: Dr. Chase Robinson image: Bookcover: Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives

Speaking on
Islam: Facts and Fictions

Free and Open to the Public
Book Signing to Follow

Thursday, April 6, 2017
12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
LJ 220 Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C.  20540

For addiitional information contact:
Dr. Muhannad Salhi (202) 707 - 3778

Please allow time to clear security
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 




Past Events:
2017

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub speaking about the book they translated from Yiddish:
Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories by Blume Lempel

Monday, March 20, 2017
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and The African, Latin American
and Western European Division, of The Library of Congress presented a film screening,
SEMBENE! :The Inspiring Story of the Father of African Cinema

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Pomegranates & Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan featuring Feride Buyuran

Thursday, February 23, 2017
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Victor Gama, Angolan composer, musician and designer of
contemporary musical instruments for new music

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress and
The Egyptian Embassy, Cultural and Educational Affairs Office invited you to a presentation,
Islamic Architecture and its relevance to human daily needs
by Dr. Heba Abdelnabi, University of Alexandria, Egypt.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
The African and MIddle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress presented
"Love Songs from the Middle East". A Valentine's Day Extravaganza with poems from the
Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division of The Library of Congress
presented Business and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia:
Opportunities for Partnering and Investing in Emerging Business

by Edward Burton, President and CEO of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and
The American Tunisian Association invited you to a presentation by
Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division on
"A View of Tunisia through the Library of Congress Collections"

Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented "Will you hear my voice"? Rachel Bluwstein (1899-1931). A presentation by
Ann Brener, Hebraic Area Specialist, Library of Congress.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Icons of the Coptic Church with Coptic Iconographer, Evelyn Avery Rophael



Archive of Past Events

 

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