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The African and Middle Eastern Division
(2003)

Monday, December 15th, 2003, 12 Noon - 1:00 P.M.
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the Hebrew Language Table at the Library of Congress present
a program (in English) on the Iraqi Jewish Diaspora featuring a film and lecture by Producer Carole Basri. The film is titled "Searching for Baghdad; A Daughters Journey" and Producer Basri will be present for discussion following the film.

Friday, November 21, 2003, 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress with the Sponsorship of the Embassy of Angola invited
you to a lecture by Dr. Aurora Ferreira, Historian, on "Angola, From Slavery to Independence". (The Lecture will be in Portuguese with English Translation)
(view Flyer)

Wednesday, November 12, 2003, 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the European Division of the Library of Congress present "Africans In Russia:
an historical perspective"
by Dr. Lily Golden.
(view Flyer)

Thursday, October 30, 2003, 12 Noon.
The John W. Kluge Center and the Near East Section of the Library of Congress and the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia
present "British Diplomacy and the Armenian Question 1830 - 1914" by His Excellency, Arman J. Kirakossian Ambassador of Armenia to the United States
(view Flyer)

Thursday, October 23, 2003, 2:30 P.M.
The John W. Kluge Center and the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress
present "Salman Al Farsi: 7th Century Archtype for Contemporary Islam?" by Visiting Scholar, Dr. Melhem Salman
view Flyer

Thursday, October 23, 2003, 6:30 P.M.
The John W. Kluge Center and the Near East Section of the Library of Congress and The Embassy of Armenia
present "A Hidden Treasure: The Armenian Adam Epic by Arak'el of Siwnik' (ca. 1350 - ca. 1421 A.D.)" by
Michael Stone,
Kluge Senior Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor of Religious Studies, Hebrew University (Jerusalem)
(view Flyer)

Wednesday, September 3, 2003, 2:30 pm--4:00pm
Discussion on the Timbuktu Manuscripts and the efforts to maintain the desert libraries by Abdel Kader Haidara,
Curator of The Mamma Haidara Memorial Library, Timbuktu, Mali

June 24-September 3, 2003
"Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu"

An exhibition titled "Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu" will open at the Library of Congress
on Tuesday, June 24. The exhibition has been planned in conjunction with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the
National Mall, which will feature the cultural heritage of Mali.
The exhibition will be on view in the South Gallery of the Great Hall in the Thomas Jefferson Building through
September 3. Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday..
For more information about the treasures of the exhibit, see the press release at http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2003/03-109.html

 

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