The New Iraq: Memory and National Identity Part 2
The symposium focused on the importance and the preservation of millions of documents from the Baathist archives of Iraq uncovered after the war in 2003. The keynote speaker was the Honorable `Ala' al-Tamimi, the Mayor of Baghdad. There was a slide presentation shown at the symposium which displayed photographs and art works made by Iraqis depicting the scourge of war. Kanan Makiya, the Iraqi ...
American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) discussed, "American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country." "American Heroines" is a blend of biography, history and personal memoir that profiles notable American women from the 19th century to the present. This compelling mix of social history and personal recollection presents female pioneers in fields as varied as government, business, education and health care, who overcame the ...
Women Who Dare
The seven authors of the Library of Congress "Women Who Dare" series, which celebrates the lives of remarkable women who have shaped American history, discussed their books in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. The "Women Who Dare" series focuses on women who have changed the course of American history through their courage and spirit, often in the face of ...
A Digital Library of British Printed Images to 1700
Michael Hunter discusses a collaborative project with the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King's College London to produce a digital library of British printed images to 1700. The project, to be completed by 2009, will present online 12,000 images mainly from the holdings of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. A retrieval system is being constructed which will ...
Comparing Independence Movements in the Americas
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the second of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience.
Women in Science and Engineering
To honor women who have taken the lead in the environmental or "green" movement, the National Women's History Project chose "Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet" as the 2009 theme for National Women's History Month. In celebration, a panel discussion on "Women in Science and Engineering" was held at the Library. The moderator and featured panelist was Carol Burger, associate professor in ...
Svetlana Kim Delivers the 2009 Asian Pacific American History Month Keynote
Author Svetlana Kim delivered the keynote address for the Library's 2009 celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. She discussed her new book, "White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee," which describes her journey from Korea to the United States and her rise from poverty to a successful career as a stockbroker.
Expedition to the Equator: A Scientific Adventure Story
Ricardo V. Luna holds a conversation with Larrie D. Ferreiro, whose latest book describes an 18th-century scientific expedition to the equator to determine the true shape of the Earth. Ferreiro's new book tells the story of a 10-year scientific expedition to the equator to resolve the mystery surrounding the shape of the Earth. It was known that the Earth was not a perfect sphere, ...
A discussion of the documentary film on the life and music of Flory Jagoda by producers Curt Fissel and Ellen Friedland.
Joaquim Nabuco Seminar (English)
This seminar examines the life and career of Joaquim Nabuco, a leader of the abolitionist movement in Brazil and later Brazil's first ambassador to the United States. (This seminar is also available in Portuguese, see below.)