European Division Webcasts
Most of these presentations were either sponsored or cosponsored by the European Division (the names of cosponsors are in parentheses). For a complete list of European Division events, see its Calendar of Events. For a complete list of Library of Congress webcasts, see its Webcasts page.
- History and Future of the Finnish Language, a symposium. October 19, 2017.
- The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance, a book talk by Anders Rydell. October 18, 2017.
- Barrack Dramaturgy, a book talk by Hungarian-Romanian playwright András Visky. September 26, 2017.
- Words, Images, and Music: A Dialogue on Torquato Tasso and the Arts at The Library of Congress, a presentation by Dr. Laura Benedetti (Georgetown University) and Dr. Peter Lukehart (National Gallery of Art). March 24, 2017
- Violins of Hope, a lecture by Amnon Weinstein and Avshalom Weinstein, with a musical performance by Hannah Tarley. March 23, 2017.
- A conversation with author Edoardo Albinati, who was the recipient of the Italian Literary Award Premio Strega 2016 for his latest novel La scuola cattolica (2016). February 23, 2017.
- Poetry reading & conversation with Maltese writer Immanuel Mifsud. February 16, 2017.
- Girl: My Childhood and the Second World War, a book talk by Israeli author Alona Frankel. November 17, 2016.
- A panel discussion on the history of Italian cuisine and culture by Domenica Marchetti and Amy Riolo on the occasion of the First Week of Italian Cuisine in the World. November 14, 2016.
- The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, a multimedia presentation and live musical performance. November 10, 2016.
- Forgotten Transport, a film-talk with clips by filmaker Lukáš Přibyl. November 9, 2016.
- If Venice Dies, a book talk with Professor Salvatore Settis. October 27, 2016
- Saving Libraries during a Time of War: The Hill Museum and Manuscript Library's Race to Preserve Manuscripts Threatened by War and Cultural Trafficking by Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Curator of the Malta Study Center. October 14, 2016
- Mother Teresa and her Ascent to Sainthood, by her biographer, Father Lush Gjergji. October 14, 2016
- Quantifying the Soviet Economic and Social Crisis of 1920: Food Supply, Rail Transport, Fuel, and Demographics, a discussion with historian Jonathan Kapiloff. September 29, 2016.
- Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts, a book talk by author Caroline Heller. September 8, 2016.
- A Conversation about the novel Un paese di carta between author Laura Benedetti and Washington Post writer Emily Langer. September 1, 2016
- Warn the Duke: The Sarajevo Assassination in History, Memory & Myth, a talk by historian Paul Miller.
- La Città degli Ebrei/The City of the Jews: Segregated Space and the Admission of Strangers in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice, a Conference marking the 500th Anniversary of the Ghetto's founding. May 24, 2016.
- The Schools that Peter the Great Built: "Projectors" and the State in Early Modern Russia, a talk by historian Igor Fedyukin. May 11, 2016
- Nazi-Looted Books Still Far from Home, a talk by historian Patricia Kennedy Grimsted. April 28, 2016.
- Frederic Courtland Penfield: Last and Undervalued US Minister to Habsburg Vienna in Crisis, 1913-1917, a discussion with historian Kurt Bednar. April 13, 2016
- Latvian Literature on the Verge, readings by award-winning Latvian poets and writers, with an introduction by Ambassador Andris Razāns. April 5, 2016
- Jews of Posen Province in the 19th Century, a book talk by the author, Edward Luft. March 21, 2016
- Fritz Kreisler's rare violin and piano arrangement for the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47, a lecture by violinist Jani Lehtonen and pianist Jani Aarrevaara. December 9, 2015
- Dante Alighieri's 750th Birthday Anniversary at the Library of Congress a panel discussion featuring Francesco Ciabattoni, Kristina Marie Olson, Bernardo Piciché, and Eugenio Refini. December 3, 2015
- Writing the Holocaust, a moderated conversation with Michlean Amir of the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum, and authors Anthony Pitch and Nancy Geise. November 9, 2015
- International Literature: Poets From Sweden, featuring Malena Mörling and Jonas Ellerström, which celebrated the publication of The Star By My Head: Poets From Sweden. September 29, 2015
- Collecting Roma Music in Finland, featuring the Hilja Grönfors Trio. April 23, 2015
- International Literature: New Lithuanian Poets, featuring Ilzė Butkutė, Giedrė Kazlauskaitė, and Marius Burokas. April 15, 2015
- Italian Gastronomic Traditions and Innovations: The Historical, Cultural, and Economic Importance of Food in Italy, a talk by food historian, author, and lecturer Francine Segan. March 19, 2015
- International Literature: International Writing Program Showcase. Christopher Merrill and his international students/alumni participate in panels and read from their work. Speakers included Bruce Armstrong, Cynthia Edul, Omar Pérez, Enrique Serrano, Natasha Tiniacos, Boaz Gaon, Mujib Mehrdad, Mamle Kabu, Sadek Mohammed, Binayak Banerjee, Bernice Chauly, Heekyung Eun, Chen Li, Franca Treur, Laurynas Katkus, Auguste Corteau and Gerõur Kristný. November 6, 2014
- "1914-2014, A Retrospective from the Beginning of WWI to the Present," a panel discussion focusing on Bosnia & Herzegovina. (with the Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS). September 16, 2014
- City Space as a Vicious Circle: Visual design in Béla Tarr's Man from London, a presentation by production designer, László Rajk. (with the Library's Hungarian Language Table). February 27, 2014.
- Samizdat -- Civil Disobedience and the Helsinki Process, a presentation by Gábor Demszky, former dissident and later Mayor of Budapest. (with Library's Hungarian Language Table). December 9, 2013
- I Kiss Your Hand Many Times: Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary, a book talk by the author, Marianne Szegedy-Maszák. (with the African & Middle Eastern Division). December 5, 2013
- The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century, a book talk by the author, Vladimir Tismaneanu. (with the Library's Center for the Book). April 29, 2013
- Next Stop: Italy, a discussion of the photograph/poetry album, with film/photography critic William Gilcher and poet/radio host Grace Cavalieri, and the book's editor, Renato Miracco, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Italy. On the occasion of the 2013-Year of Italian Culture in the United States. (with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute). April 4, 2013
- We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust, a talk by Ellen Cassedy about her new book. (with the Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division). November 28, 2012
- Everyday Saints and Other Stories, a book talk by the author, Archimandrite Tikhon, plus a musical performance by the choir of the Sretensky Monastery. October 5, 2012
- Satantango, a book talk and discussion by the Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai. (with the Library's Poetry & Literature Center). June 13, 2012
- Nobel Laureate Herta Müller reads from her work, followed by a conversation with Georgetown University Professor Peter Pfeiffer. (with the Library's Poetry & Literature Center in collaboration with the Goethe Institute ). May 15, 2012
- My Struggle; Karl Ove Knausgård discusses and signs Book One of the English translation of his internationally acclaimed memoirs. (with the Library's Poetry and Literature Center, in partnership with the Embassy of Norway). May 2, 2012
- The Heart Has Reasons. Dutch Rescuers of Jewish Children during the Holocaust, a book talk by author Mark Klempner. (with the Hebraic Section, the African and Middle Eastern Division. April 19, 2012
- The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image (Princeton University Press, 2012), a book talk by Daniel B. Schwartz, Assistant Professor of History, George Washington University. (with the Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division). April 18, 2012
- Occupy Rousseau: Inequality and Social Justice, an international panel and display of rarely seen Rousseau-related objects. Featured speakers: Guillaume Chenevière, former Director, Télévision Suisse Romande ("Rousseau, Citizen of Geneva"); Michael O'Dea, Lyon University, ("Are we Friends with Jean-Jacques Rousseau?"); and James Swenson, Rutgers University, ("Liberal and Conservative Egalitarianisms in Rousseau"). (with the Embassy of Switzerland). March 13, 2012
- Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy & Western Visitors to the Soviet Union 1921-1941 (Oxford University Press, 2011), a book talk by Michael David-Fox, Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University. (with the Library's Center for the Book). February 14, 2012
- Nobel Laureate Odysseas Elytis and the Hispanic World, with featured speakers Pedro Serrano, National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Rei Berroa, George Mason University. (with the Hispanic Division, the Library's Poetry and Literature Center, the Embassy of Greece, and the National Endowment of the Humanities). January 27, 2012
- Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams (W.W. Norton, 2011), a book talk by Charles King, Professor of International Affairs and Government, Georgetown University. (with the Library's Center for the Book). September 28, 2011
- Women against Tyranny: Poems of Resistance during the Holocaust; author and poet Davi Walders presents her new book of poems. (with the Hebraic Section, the African and Middle Eastern Division). May 12, 2011
- Jews and Magic in Medici Florence: The Secret World of Benedetto Blanis, a book talk by Edward Goldberg, former Director of the Medici Archive Project and art historian. (with the Hebraic Section, the African and Middle Eastern Division). April 13, 2011
- In Her Hands: The Education of Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia, a book talk by author Eliyana R. Adler. (with the Hebraic Section, African and Middle East Division). March 15, 2011
- The Most Musical Nation. Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire, a book talk by James Loeffler, Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, the University of Virginia. (with the Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division). Thursday, November 4, 2010
- The Gift to Stalin: A Film by Boris Cherdabayev and Aliya Uvalzhanova (with the Library's Hebrew Language Table, in cooperation with the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Embassy of Kazakhstan). June 23, 2010
- Emissary of the Doomed. Bargaining for Lives in the Holocaust (with the Library's Hebrew Language Table).
March 8, 2010
- Part of the Music and the Brain series, The Icelandic Edda: Myth and the Mind -- Wagner, Tolkien, and Beyond is presented by Hjalmar W. Hannesson, Ambassador of Iceland; Alexander Stein, psychoanalyst; and Taru Spiegel, European Division, Library of Congress. January 28, 2010
- Russim--On Russian Immigration and Culture in Israel: A Talk with Israeli author David Stromberg. (with the Library's Hebrew Language Table, in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel). October 14, 2009
- Mourning, Celebrating, Revisiting: Alexander von Humboldt in the United States, 1859-2009, a lecture by Andreas Daum, Professor, Department of History, University at Buffalo, SUNY (with the John W. Kluge Center, the German Historical Institute, and the Embassy of Germany). May 6, 2009
- To the Castle and Back; Paul Wilson discusses his English translation of former Czech Republic President Václav Havel's book. (with the Library's John W. Kluge Center and the Embassy of the Czech Republic). May 17, 2007
- Léopold Sédar Senghor, a lecture by Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Northwestern University. (with the African & Middle Eastern Division, and the Alliance Française). November 7, 2006
- A reading of poems in Dutch, Spanish, and English from Anton van Wilderode's book, The Butterfly Tree, and a musical performance "Deux Mille Regretz," with music by Roland Coryn and lyrics by Anton van Wilderode. (with the Hispanic Division). September 14, 2006
- Croatia: Partnerships, Priorities, and Progress, a lecture by Ms. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Republic of Croatia. (with the Library's John W. Kluge Center). February 14, 2006