A Dialogue on the 400th Anniversary of 'Don Quixote'
"A Dialogue on the 400th Anniversary of 'Don Quixote'," was part of the Hispanic Division's Scholarly Seminars, held twice a year. The event was sponsored by the Embassy of Spain Cultural Office, the Kluge Center and George Washington University. A perennial classic, "Don Quixote," published in 1605, is the most translated book in the world after the Bible. The dialogue between two scholars, Ines ...
Public markets, with their small vendors selling locally-grown food and locally-made crafts, accentuate the qualities of a town and help build a sense of community. Helen Tangires, author of "Public Markets," discussed her book, which is a richly illustrated compendium of the wide variety of architectural structures devoted to the urban marketplace. Drawn from the Library's unparalleled collections, more than 800 photographs, architectural drawings, ...
2006 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
Authors Margarita Engle and Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren and illustrators Sean Qualls and Nicole Tadgell received the 2006 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature at the 14th annual award presentation hosted by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book. The award is sponsored by the Consortium of the Latin American Studies Program (CLASP) at the University of Wisconsin ...
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
Ethel Payne, First Lady of the Black Press
James McGrath Morris discussed his new book "Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press." Payne was a journalist as a reporter for the Chicago Defender. In those pages, she continually urged President Dwight D. Eisenhower to support desegregation. She continued throughout her career to report on the struggles of the civil rights era, and her work is credited ...
Morris , James McGrath
The Quiet People: A Memoir
Kelle Groom reads from a manuscript in progress, which is a memoir incorporating private and public history in a lyrically structured narrative that examines contemporary concerns through the lens of the author's Finnish, Irish, and Wampanoag ancestors in Massachusetts. The title references ancestors who left little written record, which challenges Groom to make their lives visible and discover how her life connects to their ...