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    NBA and WNBA: Book Fest 05 Players from the NBA and WNBA at the 2005 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Rajput Maharajas Conference (Morning) Rajput maharajas have ruled hundreds of places throughout northern India, not just Rajasthan. The Rathor clan of Rajputs, headed by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, ruled states in Central India (Alirajpur, Jhabua, Jobat, Ratlam, Sailana, Sitamau), Eastern States Agency (Seraikela), Rajasthan (Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kishangarh, Kushalgarh), and Western India (Idar, Malpur). The speakers include the son and grand-daughter of the Maharaja of Dhrangadhra, who heads the...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-10-17
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    Poetry Out Loud: 2014 National Book Festival Poetry Out Loud at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium: Morning Session The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Nigeria Peoples Forum-USA jointly hosted the Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium -- Developing Nigeria's Power Sector: Strategies, Challenges and Impact.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-10-10
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    Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth (Afternoon, Day 2) Kluge Center Astrobiology Chair Steven Dick convenes scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians from around the world for a two-day symposium at the Library of Congress to explore how we prepare to face new knowledge that may challenge our very conceptions of life and our place in the universe. Day 1/morning speakers included Jennifer Wiseman, Jane maienschein, Margaret Race, Eric Chaisson and Linda Billings.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-09-19
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    Seeger Tribute: Pete, Mike and Peggy Seeger with the Short Sisters in concert The Library of Congress is celebrated the musical legacy of the Seeger Family during a two-day program, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, titled "How Can I Keep from Singing? A Seeger Family Tribute." The symposium culminated in a concert with Mike, Peggy and Pete Seeger with the Short Sisters.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-03-16
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    Laborlore: Expressive Culture, Work Culture and the Art of Representation This panel considers the artistic representations of work in a range of cultural and social contexts (Mexico, Texas, Nevada, San Francisco) and in a variety of media (graphic arts, video and material culture). The panel focuses on issues of self-representation, the aesthetics of portraying work culture for both inside and outside audiences and the ways in which members of working communities adapt old and...
    • Contributor: Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," ... Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," - Lewis, Anne - McCarl, Robert - McNeil, Bryan T. - Munoz, Michael S. - Purkey, Elaine - Roediger, David R. - Seeger, Mike - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Wilson, Joe - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007-08-16
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    HABS: Celebrating the Past and Present (Morning Session) 2008 marked the 75th anniversary of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), America's first federal historic preservation program. The HABS mission is to create a public archive of America's architectural heritage, consisting of measured drawings, historical reports and large-format black-and-white photographs. Speakers for the morning session "Celebrating the Past and Present" were C. Ford Peatross, founding director of the Center for Architecture, Design and...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-11-14
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    2014 Michael Denker Fellows Presentations The 2014 Michael Denker Fellows from the American Printing History Association's Chesapeake Chapter gave presentations on their printing history and book arts projects. Speakers included Mark Dimunation, Casey Smith, George Barnum, Jihae Kwon, Travis Boatwright, Amy Nichols, Kevin Wisniewski and Sarah Matthews.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-11-05
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    Magna Carta: Drafting Modern Constitutions Scholars, historians and contemporary thinkers discuss how Magna Carta's political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at this symposium, Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter, held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition, "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor." Speakers include A.E. Dick Howard, Cornelius Kerwin and David Fontana.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-12-09
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    Exploring Waldseemuller's World: Exploring the Known and Unknown Prominent scholars gathered at the Library to examine Waldseemuller's cartographic vision and to reflect on the philosophical and historical context of the map's production and reception. Experts spoke on a wide range of topics, from the history of exploration and German Humanism to the mathematical and astronomical basis of early 16th-century cartography. This session, "Waldseemuller's World: Exploring the Known and Unknown," begins a more...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-05-14
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    Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children's Literature The novel, "All American Boys" by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely received the inaugural Walter Dean Myers Award for outstanding children's literature in a young adult category. The award, to be known as "The Walter," is given in honor of children's author, Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014). Myers was the third National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and a champion of diverse literature. Two other...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2016-03-18
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    In the Footsteps of Marco Polo: An International Symposium on Italy-China Cultural Exchange in the 13th-17th Centuries The Asian Division of the Library of Congress and the Embassy of Italy/Italian Cultural Institute, Washington DC presented a symposium titled "In the Footsteps of Marco Polo." Marco Polo is supposed to have arrived in China in 1275. Whether or not he himself was there, his work, "The Travels of Marco Polo," was widely circulated and regarded as containing the sum total of European...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2006-03-23
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    Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent - Panel I: Women and Religion Women in the Indian subcontinent are often associated with the smiling, singing and dancing actresses who appear in Bollywood films (Indian cinema). However, throughout history women in that region have played a significant role in the political, religious and cultural life of their society. The contributions of these women are the subject of a symposium titled "Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-04-20
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    75th Anniversary of "These Are Our Lives" The 75th anniversary of "These Are Our Lives," a book of life histories from the Federal Writers' Project and a seminal volume from the New Deal era was celebrated during a Books & Beyond program.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-05-15
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    Libraries and Human Development in Haiti: The Work of Fondation Connaissance et Liberte (FOKAL) FOKAL (Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty) supports 35 community libraries throughout Haiti from Port-Salut to Pestel to Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitian. From its humble beginnings, it has grown to be an organization that also supports arts and culture programming, has a debate program, and supports grassroots initiatives and water projects. How has this organization impacted Haiti and through its work strengthened the roots of a...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-06-10
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    Session 3: Benefits of Clarification/Possible Changes to U.S. Law This session discussed the feasibility and necessity of amending U.S. law to strengthen or clarify U.S. law in this area. Speakers included Karyn Temple Claggett, Maria Strong, Kevin Amer, Alan Adler, Sandra Aistars, Jonathan Band, Gregory A. Barnes, John C. Beiter, Andrew P. Bridges, Mitch Glazier, Keith Kupferschmid, Patrice A. Lyons, Peter Menell, Laura Moy, Thomas D. Sydnor II and Nancy Wolff.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-05-05
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    The Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress When most researchers arrive at the Library of Congress, their journey of discovery begins in the Main Reading Room. As the home to the library's reference collections, the computer catalog center, and knowledgeable reference staff, the Main Reading Room's purpose is to make library research easily accessible to anyone with enough curiousity to pursue it. This video includes general information about the library's staff...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-06-18
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    Digital Preservation Lighting Talks - Day 1 Five "lightning" presentations on Day One of the Digital Preservation 2014 meeting included "Beyond the Russian Doll Effect: Reflexivity and the Digital Repository Paradigm" (James Bradley, Ball State University), "Video Game Source Disc Preservation" (David Gibson, Library of Congress), "UELMA-Compliant Preservation: Questions and Answers?" (Rebecca Katz, Council of the District of Columbia), "We Want You Just the Way You Are: The What, Why and...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-07-22
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    United States-Armenian Relations, 1991-2006: A Conversation with Our First Five Ambassadors Ambassadors Harry J. Gilmore (1993-1995), Peter Tomsen (1995-1998), Michael C. Lemmon (1998-2001), John M. Ordway (2001-2004) and John M. Evans (2004-2007), with moderator Levon Avdoyan, the Library's Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist, converse as part of the Near East Section's 13th Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture titled "United States-Armenian Relations, 1991-2007: A Conversation with our First Five Ambassadors."
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-09-28
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    Conversation with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra on Bach's Brandenburg Concertos Gottfried von der Goltz, Freiburger Barockorchester, and members of the ensemble speak with Library staff about their work and performing Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-02-04
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    Law Day 2009: Emancipation Proclamation What effect did the Emancipation Proclamation have on the Civil War? Did it have a broader effect on the slave trade throughout the Americas? In celebration of Law Day, these questions and many more were discussed by Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Dean Kurt Schmoke and Professor Emeritus Roger Wilkins, with PBS Newshour's congressional correspondent Kwame Holman moderating. The program was presented...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-05-01
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    HABS: Planning for the Future (Afternoon Session) 2008 marks the 75th anniversary of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), America's first federal historic preservation program. The HABS mission is to create a public archive of America's architectural heritage, consisting of measured drawings, historical reports and large-format black-and-white photographs. Speakers for the afternoon session "Planning for the Future" were Anne Weber, a senior associate with Farewell, Mills, Gatsch Architects in Princeton, N.J.;...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-11-14
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    Chronicling America and Building the National Digital Newspaper Program The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Library of Congress, is a long-term effort to create and provide permanent access to a searchable database of U.S. newspapers and digitized pages, selected for their historic content and value. The initial version of this rich digital resource is available from the Library of Congress Web site...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-11-06
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    News Conference on the Library of Congress' "Digitizing American Imprints" Program Deanna Marcum, Library of Congress Associate Librarian for Library Services; Doron Weber, Program Director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; and officials of the Internet Archive participated in a news conference on the Library's "Digitizing American Imprints" program scanning "brittle books" too fragile for standard use, to preserve them, on an open-content basis, for future generations.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-01-14