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  • Film, Video

    Celebrating The American Archive of Public Broadcasting

    Festivities celebrating an unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content, dating back through the 1950s, that will be permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH Boston. Speakers included Patricia Harrison, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, Patricia Cahill, Bruce Ramer, Jon Abbott and Hon. Edward Markey.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-02-10
  • Film, Video

    What Is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age

    The Library hosted an international conference on romance fiction, featuring authors, scholars and special sessions.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2015-02-11
  • Film, Video

    Authenticity of Print Materials

    Specialists, conservators, scientists, booksellers and private collectors who are on the cutting edge of research on printing techniques, paper manufacture, binding construction and typography convened at the Library of Congress for a symposium on authenticity. One of the most difficult subjects facing today's collection-development programs is judging the genuineness of printed materials. For nearly 10 years, the Library's Rare Book and Special Collections Division ...

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2013-12-06
  • Film, Video

    Native Americans, Disability & Employment

    Information on the Tribal Outreach Program of the National Council on Disability and insights from the experiences of Native Americans specialists in employment and disability issues. Speakers included Gerrie-Drake Hawkins, Cinda Hughes and August Martin.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-11-13
  • Film, Video

    Proportionality Under the 8th Amendment

    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 included Carrie Johnson (National Public Radio), Vicki Jackson (Harvard Law School) and Craig Lerner (George Mason University Law School).

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-12-09
  • Collection

    The Royal Harmonizers

    Concert by the gospel group The Royal Harmonizers, who have been performing for 59 years.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers - Royal Harmonizers - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (u.s.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2015-03-18
  • Film, Video

    That All May Read

    The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, is a free library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or other physical disabilities that prevent them from reading or holding printed materials. Learn more about the braille and talking book program, listen to the experiences of nine NLS patrons, and then spread the word so "that ...

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2015-03-13
  • Film, Video

    Redrawing Ptolemy: The Cartography of Martin Waldseemüller & Mathias Ringmann (a.m. session)

    An all-day conference brought together scholars to discuss the entire Waldseemüller body of work and that of his fellow cartographer Mathias Ringmann. Morning speakers included John Hebert, John Hessler, David Parsons, Susan Danforth, Daniel DeSimone, Sylvia Albro and John Bertonaschi.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2013-05-17
  • Film, Video

    Václav Havel's Legacy Today (Part 2)

    A special conference commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and its key figure, Václav Havel, who later became president of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Speakers included Martin Palous, Mark Rosenberg, Carl Gershman, Jan Svejnar and Jan Machacek.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-11-19
  • Film, Video

    2014 National Collegiate Book Collecting Awards Ceremony

    Established in 2005 to recognize outstanding book-collecting efforts by college and university students, the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest aims to encourage young collectors to become accomplished bibliophiles. 2014 winners were announced at a special Library of Congress event.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-10-16
  • Film, Video

    Magna Carta: An International Perspective

    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 included Law Librarian of Congress David Mao and Sir Robert Worcester.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-12-09
  • Film, Video

    Gershwin Prize Honoree Luncheon

    The Library of Congress hosts a luncheon honoring the 2014 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Billy Joel. Speakers include Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, Rep. Gregg Harper, Michael Feinstein, Nancy Van Duyne, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Paula A. Kerger and Patricia Harrison.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-11-18
  • Film, Video

    Next Stop, Italy

    To celebrate 2013 as Year of Italian Culture in the United States, a panel discussed "Next Stop, Italy," a book of photos and poetry designed to celebrate Italy's less familiar, unexpected beauties. Panelists included film/photography critic William Gilcher, poet/radio host Grace Cavalieri, Italian cultural attache Renato Miracco, and contributors Verna Curtis and Dolores Kendrick.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2013-04-04
  • Film, Video

    Teacher Resource: Copyright Quick Check

    Learn how Section 110 of the copyright statute offers educators latitude in using materials during face-to-face teaching activities.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2015-07-30
  • Film, Video

    The Rise of a New Magna Carta for Early Modern England & Colonial America

    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 included law professors John Witte Jr. and Alonzo L. McDonald.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-12-09
  • Film, Video

    Václav Havel's Legacy Today (Part 1)

    A special conference commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and its key figure, Václav Havel, who later became president of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Speakers included Michael Zantovsky, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Sen. John McCain.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-11-19
  • Film, Video

    World War I Symposium

    Gerard Toal (Virginia Tech), Paul Miller (McDaniel College) and retired US Ambassador Jacques Paul Klein discuss the territorial and ethnic conflicts that led to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, and how Europe's great powers over-reacted, leading to "the Great War." The speakers then show how the First World War has affected the subsequent history of Europe, through ...

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-09-16
  • Film, Video

    Copyright Rights & Responsibilities

    Learn how to evaluate primary sources from the Library's collections for the best use within copyright.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2015-06-01
  • Film, Video

    Redrawing Ptolemy: The Cartography of Martin Waldseemüller & Mathias Ringmann (p.m. session)

    An all-day conference bringing together scholars to discuss the entire Waldseemüller body of work and that of his fellow cartographer Mathias Ringmann. Afternoon speakers included Wesley Brown, Richard Pflederer, Surekha Davies, Marguerite Ragnow and Chet Van Duzer.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2013-05-17
  • Film, Video

    The Enduring Value of Magna Carta

    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 included Roberta I. Shaffer (Library of Congress, ret.), Jonathan Jacobs (City University of New York) and William C. Hubbard (American ...

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-12-09