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  • Film, Video

    Éwé Storytellers from Ghana

    Children's Africana Book Awards Winners, Agbotadua Togbi Kumassah and Anna Cottrell speak about their work with Harriet McGuire from Africa Access.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-11-10
  • Film, Video

    Evening Poetry Slam: 2014 National Book Festival

    Evening Poetry Slam at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video

    Let's Read, Let's Move

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is joined by Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak, chef and host of the Pati's Mexican Table TV show Pati Jinich, and NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon for the final 2014 field trip for "Let's Read, Let's Move," part of a broader initiative to engage youth in summer learning and physical activity.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-07-30
  • Film, Video

    Remembering Our Father: The Story of M. Carl Holman

    The 2009 theme for African American History Month was Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas. This year's celebration coincides with the centenary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The Library holds more than 5 million records of the NAACP, which is the largest single collection ever acquired by the institution. Kinshasha Holman-Conwill, Kwasi Holman and Kwame Holman shared ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-02-10
  • Film, Video

    Books That Shaped America

    As part of our 2012 Celebration of the Book and recognition of Books That Shaped America, we asked several book enthusiasts to talk about the books that they believed shaped America.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-06-27
  • Film, Video

    The Profound Impact of Stress: Human Biology & Social Implications for the Individual and Society (2)

    Second of two days on the role of stress role in the health of the individual, as well as of society as a whole. Topics included "Stress and Society" and "Stress and Resilience." Speakers included Margaret Ensminger (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health), Fabrizio Benedetti (University of Turin Medical School & National Institute of Neuroscience, Italy), Robert Schneider (Maharishi University of Management), ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-03-27
  • Film, Video

    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
  • Film, Video

    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
  • Film, Video

    From Terra to Terabytes: Popular Cartography, and Military and Intelligence Cartography (Afternoon, Day 1)

    Day One, afternoon sessions of the annual conference of the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society of the Library of Congress, established in 1995 as an association of collectors, geographers, historians and map enthusiasts, with a shared interest in supporting the programs and activities of the Library's Geography and Map Division. Speakers (including Keith Clarke and Timothy Barney) presented a sweeping view of the field, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-05-15
  • Film, Video

    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
  • Film, Video

    Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth Eisenstein - Panel Discussion

    The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the University of Massachusetts Press has published "Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth L. Eisenstein." Inspiring debate since the early days of its publication, Elizabeth L. Eisenstein's "The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformation in Early-Modern Europe" (1979) has exercised its own force as an agent ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-11-02
  • Film, Video

    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
  • Collection

    Laborlore: Collecting and Contextualizing Laborlore

    Through a case study approach, the panelists focus on a range of issues confronting documentary fieldworkers and their community collaborators in the arena of documenting and representing occupational lore and traditions. Focusing on maritime traditions and ranching culture, participants address the issues of how to frame labor culture and traditions for a broader public in the realm of the museum, the internet and live ...

    • 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
  • Film, Video

    Researching Amos Kendall: Adventures in Library Research, Literature and Literacy

    Through his philanthropy, Amos Kendall, who served as U.S. postmaster general under presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, founded the institution that would become Gallaudet University, the leading educational institution for the deaf in the world. The Center for the Book, in partnership with the National Literary Society of the Deaf, a center reading-promotion partner, hosted a program titled "Researching Amos Kendall: Adventures ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-03-13
  • Film, Video

    Audio Media Preservation Through Imaging Conference (Day 2)

    The Library of Congress hosted scientists and preservationists from around the world at a first-of-its-kind conference exploring new technologies that foster the preservation of sound recordings through digital imaging. Speakers for Day Two included James Nye, Sundar Ganesan, Suresh Babu Govindarajulu Chandran, Carlene Stephens, Shari Stout, Fenella France and Bill Klinger.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2015-07-17
  • Film, Video

    The Druze Heritage: Part I

    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 ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-02-07
  • Film, Video

    The Future of Web Archiving

    The web is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, and although more organizations than ever are preserving web content, preservation of and access to archived content remains challenging on many fronts. This panel provided an opportunity to reflect not only where we are today, but the future of web archiving, featuring brief presentations by experts working in the field. Presenters included Stephen Abrams (California ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-07-23
  • Film, Video

    Poet Robert Hass Moderates River of Words Awards Ceremony

    Winners and finalists of the 2008 River of Words Environmental Poetry and Art Contest were honored at a ceremony. The ceremony, hosted by the Center for the Book, was moderated by Robert Hass, River of Words co-founder, former U.S. Poet Laureate and recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry. The ceremony featured young people from throughout the country ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-05-12
  • Film, Video

    On the Nature of Celebrity: Franz Liszt, Niccolo Paganini & Lady Gaga

    A panel discussion on the nature of musical celebrity throughout the ages, featuring Mathieu Deflem of the University of South Carolina, Denise Gallo of the Library of Congress Music Division and Robert Aubrey Davis of WETA.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2011-10-19
  • Film, Video

    Exploring Waldseemuller's World: Sources and Texts

    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. Using the first session on the transmission of texts as a general ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-05-15
  • Film, Video

    Asian Multi-Cultural Program

    A multi-cultural program of Philippine and Burmese dance, along with a martial arts lecture and demonstration by Master Jhoon Rhee, culminated the Library's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The event was sponsored by the Office of Workforce Diversity, the Office of the Librarian, LC Asian American Association and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Planning Committee.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-05-31
  • Film, Video

    Audio Media Preservation Through Imaging Conference (Day 1)

    The Library of Congress hosted scientists and preservationists from around the world at a first-of-its-kind conference exploring new technologies that foster the preservation of sound recordings through digital imaging. Speakers for Day One included Carl Haber, Stefano Sergio Cavaglieri, Ottar Johnsen, Joshua Sternfeld, Jesse Johnston, Bill Veillette and Mason Vander Lugt.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2015-07-16
  • Film, Video

    Press Conference Celebrating One Millionth Page in Chronicling America Program

    The Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities today marked a major milestone in their partnership to digitize historic U.S. newspapers and make them widely available to the public on the Internet. During an event held at the Newseum, Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress, announced that the Chronicling America website--a free, national, searchable database ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-06-16
  • Film, Video

    Strickland v. Washington Conference: Panel I

    The Law Library and the Constitution Project cosponsored a day-long conference on the right to the effective assistance of counsel and, in particular, the case of Strickland v. Washington. This panels explored "The Effective Assistance of Counsel: Why it is Important and is the Strickland Standard Working?" The panelists included prominent district and state attorneys, appellate judges, law professors and experts from legal rights ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-11-07
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    Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Panel

    This panel discussion covered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with veterans living with the diagnosis and experts who work directly with PTSD-diagnosed veterans. Speakers included Jason Cain, Karen Lynn Fears, Richard Tedeschi, Gala True and David Williams.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-06-27