The African and Middle Eastern Division
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)
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
an historical perspective" by Dr. Lily Golden.
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
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
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
Kluge Senior Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor of Religious Studies,
Hebrew University (Jerusalem)
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