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The African and Middle Eastern Division
(2007)

Saturday, December 15, 2007
The Washington Friends of The International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS),
Under the auspices of The Library of Congress held a presentation:
The Iranian World at the Library of Congress by Mr. Hirad Dinavari, Iranian World Reference Librarian &
A Viewing of the Near East Section’s Rare Treasures with Dr. Christopher Murphy, Head of the Near East Section.
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Monday, December 3, 2007
The Hebraic Section, African & Middle Eastern Division,
and the Hebrew Language Table, Library of Congress
presented a lecture, LAWRENCE AND AARONSOHN
T.E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the Seeds of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.How an obscure
British second-lieutenant and a Jewish agronomist from Palestine shaped the map and
attitudes of the Middle East by author Ronald Florence
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Thursday, November 15, 2007
The African Section, African & Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress presented:
"Somali Food Traditions at Thanksgiving"
by Barlin Ali, Author of Somali Cuisine [Bloomington, IN: Author House, c2007]
This program was co-sponsored by the LC Cooking Club
and included sample dishes from the cookbook.
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Thursday, November 8, 2007
The African Section, African & Middle Eastern Division,
Library of Congress presented a Film Presentation
South Africa Welcomes Librarians:
Opening Ceremony of the 2007 International Federation of Library Associations
and Institutions (IFLA) (Durban, South Africa)
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Thursday, November 1, 2007
The African Section, African & Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress presented:
"My Year in Kenya" by Richard Sharp,
LC Copyright Office and Adjunct Professor, American Literature, Catholic University, (Washington, DC)
who talked about his teaching experiences at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, (Nairobi, Kenya)
and his explorations of Kenya.
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Thursday, October 18, 2007
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress
presented a lecture based on the new book
Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community
by Laura Cohen Apelbaum, Executive Director, and Wendy Turman, Archivist,
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
presented a Documentary Film revealing the Gems
of Iranian Civilization over the past four Millennia
Iran: Seven Faces of a Civilization
produced by Farzin Rezaeian
An Award Winning Documentary & Educational Film Producer & Director
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Friday, September 28, 2007
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
13th Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Series presented a seminar
"United States - Armenian Relations 1991 - 2006:
A Conversation with our First Five Ambassadors"
Harry J Gilmore
Peter Tomsen
Michael C. Lemmon
John M. Ordway
John M. Evans
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The Hebraic Section, African & Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
invited you to a Millennium Film Presentation, DANCING ADDIS ABABA
(The film is an introduction to ethnic dance performance in urban Ethiopia)
by ITSUSHI KAWASE
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress
presented a lecture, Songs that Speak: Perspectives on the Syrian Jewish Pizmonim
by Dr. Kay Kaufman Shelemay,G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music, Harvard University
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Thursday, July 19, 2007
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress
presented a lecture, Politics and Discourse: Israelis Remember the Holocaust
by Dr. Dalia Ofer, Max and Rita Haber Professor of Holocaust and East European Studies
Institute of Contemporary Jewry. The Hebrew University.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
The Library of Congress Professional Association, Foreign Area Studies Forum,
presented a Documentary Film Screening and Discussion
"Reconstructing Persepolis Digitally, Revisiting the Glory of the Ancient Persian Palace Complex”
(Moderator) Hirad Dinavari, Iranian World Reference Librarian, African and Middle Eastern Division
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Monday, June 4, 2007
The Hebraic Section, African & Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress presented a lecture,
They Married What They Wanted to Be by Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Irving Lehrman Research Associate
Professor of American Jewish History, Dean, Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary
of America, New York and author of The Rabbi's Wife: The Rebbetzin in American Jewish Life
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007
In Celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
of the Library of Congress presented a lecture, Jewish Bodies: Immigrant Encounters with American Medicine
in the 19th and 20th Centuries,
by Dr. Alan Kraut, American University, Co-Author with Deborah Kraut, of
Covenant of Care: Newark Beth Israel and the Jewish Hospital in America

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007
In Celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
of the Library of Congress presented The Eighth Annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Hebraic Book
A Bibliographer Encounters the Muses: Reflections on the Yiddish Theater and Its Legacy
by Zachary M. Baker, Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections,Stanford University Libraries
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Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The Library of Congress’s African & Middle Eastern Division
& The American Folklife Center, in cooperation with
The University of Maryland's Center for Persian Studies (CPS)
presented a discussion on: Iranians Writing And Publishing Today, At Home and Abroad
The discussion followed the musical performance and dance of The Sama Ensemble
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Friday, April 20, 2007
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division and the Hebrew Language Table
in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel presented ‘Golgotha’
A play written by Shmuel Refael Sephardic, memories of the Holocaust Lecture & selected readings.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress
and the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan presented an international symposium on:
Ali Shir Navoi and His Influence on theCultural Development of Central Asian Nations
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Thursday, March 22, 2007
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the African and Middle Eastern Division
sponsored Stephen H. Grant discussing his new book, Peter Strickland: New London Shipmaster,
Boston Merchant, First Consul to Senegal
.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the Music Division co-sponsored a poetry and music program with the Turkish Embassy entitled "Celebrating Rumi: An Evening of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi's Poetry and Sufi Music with Whirling Dervishes." This was the first of several programs which launched the UNESCO's International Year of Rumi, in the United States. Rumi who lived in the thirteenth century wrote poetry in Persian, which has not only survived for 800 years, but has been translated into numerous languages around the world. Talat Sait Halman, the Head of the department of Turkish Literature and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Letters at Bilkent University read from his own translation of Rumi's poetry, and Ahmet Ozan, a well known performer of popular Turkish music, sang Turkish Sufi songs inspired by the works of Rumi. He was accompanied by a musical ensemble performing on traditional musical instruments, as well as by two whirling dervishes on the stage of the Coolidge auditorium.
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Wednesday, March 14 , 2007
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress
presented a Lecture, Holocaust Religious Thought: My Quest for Sources
by Dr. Gershon Greenberg, American University and Associate Editor of Wrestling with God.
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Tuesday, February 27, 2007
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
presented a lecture by Chiku Mchombu, Senior Librarian/Documentalist, Human Rights and Documentation Centre,
University of Namibia (Windhoek, Namibia) The Role of the Human Rights and Documentation Centre
in Supporting HIV/AIDS Programs at the University of Namibia

Ms. Mchombu spoke about the Centre and included
information on outreach to HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in Namibia.
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Tuesday, February 27, 2007
The African and Middle Eastern Division
of the Library of Congress and The Middle East Institute presented a Conference
No Longer "Terra Incognita? "Six Decades of The Middle East Journal
The Scheduled Speakers were:
Geneive Abdo (Gallup Organization's Center for Muslim Studies)
Michelle Dunne (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
Edmund Ghareeb (American University)
Richard Parker (Middle East Institute)
Trita Parsi (Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
of the John Hopkins University)
Don Peretz ( Emeritus, SUNY Binghamton)
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Monday, February 26, 2007
The African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress and
The Embassy of South Africa invited you to a presentation by Nokuthula Mazibuko, South African Author,
Film Director and Teacher.Life Stories and Memory Making in South Africa.
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Saturday, February 24 , 2007
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
of the Library of Congress invited you to a presentation, History and Contributions of The Ethiopian Muslims.
Presenters: Anwar Ahmed - Islam in Ethiopia, Seid Muhe - History of Islam in Wollo
A Movie: "Untold Ethiopia, An Islamic Experience"
For Questions and Answers: Abubaker Sulieman, Dr. Zaki Sherif,Mohammed Gerad
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English
Amharic

Saturday, January 27, 2007
The Hebraic Section African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress invited you to a presentation,
History and Relations Between the Ethiopian Orthodox, Ethiopian Catholic and Ethiopian Evangelical Churches
Presenters:
Liqa Seyuman Getahun Tassew
Reverend Tesfaye Woldemariam
Pastor Hamfre Aligaz
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Amharic
English

 

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