The United States and Sino-Indian Maritime Rivalry
As China and India emerge as great powers, they are beginning to transform the maritime security politics in the Western Pacific and Indian oceans. A panel discussion at the Library of Congress examines the naval dynamic among China, India and the United States and the implications for the maritime balance of power in Asia. The moderator for the panel discussion is C. Raja Mohan, ...
Why Do Listeners Enjoy Music That Makes Them Weep?
Music-induced weeping represents one of the most powerful and potentially sublime experiences available to human listeners. Modern neuroscience provides helpful insights into music-induced weeping, how sounds can evoke sadness or grief, and why such sounds might lead to "a good cry."
Worldwide Disease Surveillance & Media
Lawrence Madoff discussed the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, an online network of more than 55,000 members who monitor the four corners of the world for emerging infectious diseases of humans, animals and plants.
Teaching & the Veterans History Project
Hear from Monica Mohindra from the Veterans History Project on how your students can become involved in using and collecting stories from veterans in your community.
IMPOWR: Women and the Rule of Law
Aileen Pisciotta introduces and demonstrates the new website impowr.org from the International Models Project for Women's Rights, established by the American Bar Association in 2008 to harness the information sharing power of the internet to empower advocates and defenders of gender equality under the law around the world.
Law (Class K) for Library of Congress Non-law Catalogers and Acquisitions Staff
The routing of law and legal materials at the Library of Congress presents unique challenges. How do law and legal materials end up in the Law Cataloging Section for processing? In this presentation titled "Does this book go to law?" Aaron Kuperman presents the issues that must be considered before determining whether or not to send an item to the Law Section for cataloging. ...
Revolution in the Archives: The Future of Scholarly Publishing
The seventh speaker in this special series, Edward L. Ayers, Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, presented a talk titled "Revolution in the Archives: The Future of Scholarly Publishing." Among the questions Ayers addresses are the effects of digitization on understanding the human record and the impact of the digital revolution on scholarly writing. ...
The Long and Short of It
Composer Paul Lansky is joined by Jack Marquardt and Tracy Jacobson of WindSync to discuss Lansky's "The Long and Short of It," a Library of Congress commission for woodwind quintet.
Sharon Robinson, daughter of legendary baseball hero Jackie Robinson, moderated a panel of NPR commentators on the subject of books about baseball.
Chandramouli, Sreevidhya - Srinivasan, Poovalur V. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
The Jews of Brazil
Daniel R. Pinto of the Embassy of Brazil delivers an illustrated lecture on the Jews of Brazil.
Pinto, Daniel R.
The Emergence of Life: Elsewhere & Closing Remarks (Session 3)
Presentations on the emergence of life elsewhere, including "What Makes a Planet Come to Life? Lessons from Venus, Earth and Mars" and "Extraterrestrial Life and Origins of Life: Historical and Philosophical Issues." Part of a day-long symposium on the origins of life, how we came to know it, and what it means.
Preserving American Deaf Culture
This panel discussed 100 years of sociolinguistic preservation of American Sign Language and its role in the preservation of culture. Participants also discussed the famous filmed exhortation by George W. Veditz and later events that thrust deaf community and culture to the forefront of media and accessibility awareness.
From Gospel to Law: The Lutheran Reformation & its Impact on Law, Politics & Society
Legal scholar John Witte Jr. discussed how the Protestant Reformation transformed not only theology and the church but also law and the state. Drawing on new biblical and classical learning, Protestant theologians and jurists brought sweeping changes to constitutional order, criminal law, family law, and the laws of education and social welfare. This lecture, offered in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's ...
Witte Jr., John
If Venice Dies
Salvatore Settis pleads for the survival of Venice in a moving discussion on the meaning of cities.
Isabella: The Warrior Queen
Author Kirstin Downey spoke about her revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus' voyages, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history.
Downey , Kirstin
Black Pearls Restrung: Hebrew and Yiddish Artists' Books at the Library of Congress
Like their counterparts in other languages, artists' books in Hebrew and Yiddish embrace the new, the innovative; and they achieve their artistic vision in ways that range from the cutting edge of technology to a mastery of book arts planted firmly in the traditions of the past. In this talk, Ann Brener casts a curator's eye over the Hebraic artist's books in the Library ...