Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City
Laura Cohen Apelbaum and Wendy Turman spoke about and showed a power point presentation on the new exhibit at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington on "Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City."
Daniel Mark Epstein on Walt Whitman's "The Death of Lincoln"
The Library of Congress presented an evening concert and a dramatic reading of Walt Whitman's historic lecture on the "Death of Lincoln." Daniel Mark Epstein, author of "Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington" (Ballantine Books, 2004), offered a complete reading of Whitman's tribute to the assassinated president. Whitman first delivered the "Death of Lincoln" lecture at Steck Hall in New York ...
Epstein, Daniel Mark
Defining Enslavement: Literary Depictions of Slaveries in Early 18th Century Britain
This talk examines the mulitple depictions and the many forms of enslavement presented to the British reading public in the early part of the 18th century. Though "slavery" came to refer most commonly to transatlantic African slavery by the end of the century, in the beginning of the century the term had a far broader meaning. Slavery could be spiritual as well as physical ...
No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society
Robert O'Harrow, reporter for the Washington Post, discussed his book, "No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society." In his talk, O'Harrow discusses how the government, using advanced computer technology, is accumulating private marketing, medical, travel and other personal data on citizens as it steps up its fight against terrorism and what the impact of these practices is on traditional ...
The Butterfly Tree
The Embassies of Spain and Belgium sponsored a poetry reading of "The Butterfly Tree" by the late Flemish poet laureate Anton van Wilderode (1918-1998). The event was introduced by Georgette Dorn, chief of the Hispanic Division and acting chief of the European Division. The book-length poem in honor of Holy Roman Emperor Charles's travel from the Low Countries (today's Belgium) to the Monastery of ...
Tunisia: Celebrating Fifty Years of Women's Emancipation
A symposium titled "Tunisia: Celebrating Fifty Years of Women's Emancipation" was sponsored jointly by the Library's African and Middle Eastern Division and the Embassy of Tunisia. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor made a special presentation. The other speakers included Alifa Chaabane Farouk, Hayet Laouni and Mounira Charrad.
Classical Music of Persia: The Precious Heritage of Iranians
Honoring the arrival of Spring and celebrating the age old tradition of Nowruz, Roya Bahrami presented a lecture-recital based on her research to give historical and structural review of Persian Classical Music. The recital component was selections from her recently released album "Roya," inspired by the timeless wisdom of Persian poets Rumi, Hafez and Sepehri, as well as Persian roots of Spanish Flamenco.
Managing Collection Environments: What Should We Know and How Can We Know It?
This lecture described the Image Permanence Institute's approaches and tools for environmental assessment in cultural heritage institutions. IPI's approach is an inherently sustainable one that makes use of quantitative metrics of the 'preservation quality' of storage and display environments. Mr. Reilly will introduce IPI's latest web-based systems and present the 10-year evolution of these tools and approaches at the Library of Congress.
The Druze Heritage: Part IV
The Druze are a thousand-year-old religious community of the Middle East, whose members today live primarily in Lebanon, Syria and Israel, while others have emigrated to the United States, Europe and Africa. Their historical and intellectual legacy was examined by 10 scholars from the U.S. and Middle East who participated in a symposium at the Library of Congress. The event was sponsored by the ...
The Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming
The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy songs and music at the Library of Congress, October 2, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Date). October 2, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
Library of Congress - Bar J Wranglers (Musical Group) - Hatch, Anne F. - Humphreys, Scott - Humphreys, Bryan - Hodgson, Tim - Cook, Donnie - Rogers, Danny - Baxter, Jerry - Bulger, Peggy A.
The King James Version of the Bible in American History
Mark Noll, former holder of the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics American and History at the Library's John W. Kluge Center, discussed "The King James Version of the Bible in American History." According to Noll, the King James version of the Bible has been ubiquitous in American history as the prime source of language for literature, politics and popular culture, as well ...