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    Living and Building Between Tradition and Change: Vernacular ... Architect and folklorist Mats Widbom presented his research on the traditional building culture of Dalecarlia in Northern Sweden. In particular, he explored how the parstuga (double house) has been used and rebuilt over time in the parish of Lima. His research demonstrates that traditional culture, as expressed in architecture, is not something permanent; it need not have a particular appearance and derivation from the...
    • Contributor: Widbom, Mats - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-03-24
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    Thomas Mallon: 2012 National Book Festival Thomas Mallon appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Mallon, Thomas
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civili... The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress is sponsoring a series of lectures on Iraq history and society. Jonathan Lyons, a researcher at the Global Terrorism Research Center at Monash University, Victoria, Australia, discussed his new book, "The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization."
    • Contributor: Lyons, Jonathan
    • Date: 2008-02-26
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    Candice Millard: 2011 National Book Festival Author Candice Millard appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Millard, Candice
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Jamaica Margaret Mills, professor at Ohio State University, and Kenneth Bilby, research associate at the Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology presented lectures in a program titled "Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Jamaica" as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Mills discussed "The Same River: Dilemmas and Challenges of Long-term Cultural Research in Conflict Zones and Failing...
    • Date: 2006-08-03
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    Jefferson and His Legacy Historians Joseph Ellis and Annette Gordon-Reed discuss Jefferson and his legacy.
    • Date: 2000-07-25
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    Curtis Chamber Orchestra Robert Spano leads the Curtis Chamber Orchestra in an exclusive Washington, D.C. appearance. Violist Roberto Díaz premieres a new concerto by Jennifer Higdon, commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Curtis Institute, and Spano puts on his composer hat for a performance of his Hölderlin-Lieder. The orchestra rounds out the program with works by Prokofiev and Mozart.
    • Date: 2015-03-07
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    Kathy Reichs: 2006 National Book Festival Kathy Reichs speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Reichs, Kathy
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Mystery of the "Place of Dog Tail" Anastasia Kalyuta offers a comparative analysis of land tenure and related practices of inheritance, land distribution and exploitation among Aztec nobility on the eve of Spanish conquest and aftermath. The talk explores distinctions of elite land tenure in two main centers of Aztec empire-Tenochtitlan and Tetzcoco.
    • Contributor: Kalyuta, Anastasia
    • Date: 2012-01-26
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    Finding the Antipodes (Day 2) Scholars gather at this 2-day symposium to discuss the history and cartography of the Arctic and the Antarctic, including the modern mapping of the poles that highlights dramatic changes during the last five decades. (Day 2)
    • Date: 2015-05-15
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    Interview with Michael Wilpers & Musicians from Marlboro A discussion about the Marlboro Music Festival, Musicians from Marlboro, and the longtime relationship between the Freer Gallery and the Library of Congress, featuring the Smithsonian's Michael Wilpers, Anne McLean of the Library of Congress, cellist Marcy Rosen, violinist David McCarroll, and violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron.
    • Date: 2016-01-20
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    Strickland v. Washington Conference: Panel II 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 panel explored "The Significance of Strickland: The High Stakes of Failing to Ensure the Effective Assistance of Counsel." The panelists included prominent district and state attorneys, appellate judges, law professors and experts from legal...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-11-07
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    Baseball Americana Symposium 2009 The second part of this symposium brings together panelists who discuss the different aspects of baseball in America. Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is featured as well as a rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."
    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. ... Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-10-03
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    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...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-03-12
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    James Reston Jr.: 2006 National Book Festival James Reston Jr. speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Reston, James
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Caesarism in Democratic Politics: Reflections on Max Weber President Emeritus of Stanford University Gerhard Casper, who recently occupied the Chair of American Law and Governance in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, talks about Caesarism in democratic politics. Casper believes that the concept of Caesarism, political absolutism or dictatorship, was of considerable importance to Max Weber, the German political economist and sociologist considered to be one of the...
    • Contributor: Casper, Gerhard
    • Date: 2007-03-22
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    "Justice" by Roger Reynolds Composer Roger Reynolds' operatic work "Justice," commissioned for the celebration of the Library's Bicentennial in 2000, was performed in the Great Hall of the Library's Jefferson Building. Written for actress, soprano, percussionist, multichannel computer sound and real-time surround sound, "Justice" is based on the Greek tragedy of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon. The text was adapted from "Aeschylus and Euripides." All three performers-actress, soprano and percussionist...
    • Contributor: Reynolds, Roger
    • Date: 2001-11-30
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    Topic Maps: The Inventor's Perspective on Subject-based Access Steven Newcomb and Michel Biezunski both work for Coolheads Consulting, a consultancy specializing in semantic analysis, subject-based information integration, and the actual creation and maintenance of topic maps for clients in government, industry, and academia. Dr. Newcomb spoke about the conceptual foundations of the Topic Maps paradigm. Dr. Biezunski spoke about his vision on what the next step should be in applying the abstract...
    • Date: 2003-10-15
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    The Druze Heritage: Part III 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
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    American Musicalogical Society and Library of Congress joint ... videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 68 min. | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress (Venue). March 26, 2008 (Date). Series of lectures (General). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Vita, Susan - Atlinson, Charles - Oja, Carol - Tick, Judith - Seeger, Michael
    • Date: 2008
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    A Modern Queen in a Traditional Role H.R.H. Queen of Buganda Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda presented "A Modern Queen in a Traditional Role" in a program sponsored by the African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division. Nagginda described her work as a traditional ruler and the work of the charitable foundation she established, the Nnabagereka Development Trust.
    • Contributor: Nagginda, Nnabagereka Sylvia
    • Date: 2005-09-07
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    This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Ci... Writer and journalist Charles Cobb discusses his new book, "This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible."
    • Contributor: Cobb, Charles
    • Date: 2014-05-20
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    Reflections from South Africa: Libraries and Society Change Ellen R. Tise, president-elect (2007-2009) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), gave an informative presentation on the transformation of libraries and the library profession in South Africa titled "Reflections from South Africa: Libraries and Societal Change." The lunchtime program opened up the Library of Congress' African American History Month celebration.
    • Contributor: Tise, Ellen
    • Date: 2008-02-04
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    Jimmy Santiago Baca
    • Contributor: Baca, Jimmy Santiago
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    Kevin Clash: 2006 National Book Festival Kevin Clash speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Clash, Kevin
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Dark Future? Gabriel Weimann discussed the recent trends in online terrorism, emerging threats and possible countermeasures.
    • Contributor: Weimann, Gabriel
    • Date: 2015-06-10
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    A Wrinkle in Time: 2012 National Book Festival At the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Hope Larson, Anita Silvey and Leonard Marcus discuss the classic book "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle upon its 50th anniversary.
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    Press Conference Celebrating One Millionth Page in Chroniclin... 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
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    Pre-Concert Conversation with Nico Muhly & Daniel Hope Violinist Daniel Hope and pianist Jeffrey Kahane join composer Nico Muhly for a pre-concert conversation.
    • Date: 2012-10-12
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    Wesley Granberg-Michaelson: 2013 National Book Festival Wesley Granberg-Michaelson appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Granberg-Michaelson, Wesley
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS & Modern... Author Douglas Waller discusses "Wild" Bill Donovan and his role in the OSS and modern American espionage, the subject of his new book.
    • Contributor: Waller, Douglas
    • Date: 2011-02-24
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    Conferral of the 6th Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study... The 6th John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity was awarded to Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor at this ceremony. The Kluge Prize celebrates the importance of the study of humanity and recognizes individuals whose outstanding scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has shaped both public affairs and civil society.
    • Date: 2015-09-29
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    Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor Opening Ceremony The Library of Congress opened its 10-week exhibition "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor," which features the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, the great charter of rights and liberties, one of only four surviving copies of the original issue in 1215. HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, cut the ribbon in the exhibition gallery and spoke briefly during the opening ceremony in the Great Hall of...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-11-06
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    Conservation Science & the Daguerreotype Tracing the history of the daguerreotype from Paris to Philadelphia, this lecture explores the various improvements made to Daguerre's process and the ways in which it was used, examines the importance of Robert Cornelius as an American photographer, explains the history and ethics of conservation treatment and expands upon why conservation science-based research is necessary for the long-term preservation of our earliest national photographic...
    • Contributor: Wetzel, Rachel K.
    • Date: 2016-09-01
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    Archive Ingest and Handling Test Keith Johnson, digital repository product manager at Stanford University, reported on Stanford's contribution to the Archive Ingest and Handling Test (AIHT), an initiative sponsored by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (www.digitalpreservation.gov) designed to test the feasibility of transferring digital archives from one institution to another. He was joined by Library program officer Martha Anderson, who provided an overview to the project....
    • Contributor: Johnson, Keith
    • Date: 2006-04-05
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    National Anthem Remix Panel Discussion The Library's stacks include a trove of arrangements of our national anthem, including Stravinsky's "The Star-Spangled Banner," and "Ode to the Star-Spangled Banner" by Ferde Grofé. This panel discusses the history and value of revamping one of our most provocative songs. Panelists include Matt Spivey (vice president of artistic operations, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Loras John Schissel (music division, Library of Congress), Neil Grauer (assistant...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-09-18
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    Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Birth of Black Holes Dr. Neil Gehrels discusses "Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Birth of Black Holes" as part of the Library's series in conjunction with NASA.
    • Contributor: Gehrels, Neil
    • Date: 2011-02-16
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    Cynthia Leitich Smith Cynthia Leitich Smith developed an interest in writing children's literature at a young age. She was "Dear Gabby" for her sixth grade newspaper, and she edited her junior high and high school newspapers. Following graduation from journalism school at the University of Kansas and from Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, she began writing fiction. She is recipient of the 2001 Wordcraft Circle Award...
    • Contributor: Smith, Cynthia Leitich
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    Life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney Mona Khademi offered a glimpse into the life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney and her connections with Iran and Iranians.
    • Contributor: Khademi, Mona
    • Date: 2017-09-20
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    Commercializing University Research - Theats and Opportunitie... There is much debate about the growth of commercialization of academic research results. Does it threaten a university's principal mission? The topic was discussed in a lecture and panel discussion titled "Commercializing University Research -- Threats and Opportunities: The Oxford University Model" in a program sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center; Science, Technology & Business Division; and the American Philosophical Society with support...
    • Date: 2007-05-24
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    Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force (Trethewey) Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Natasha Trethewey delivers her final lecture, "Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force," closing the spring literary season at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Trethewey, Natasha
    • Date: 2013-05-01
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    Shelia P. Moses: 2011 National Book Festival Shelia P. Moses appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Moses, Shelia P.
    • Date: 2011-09-25
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    Broadway Composers Concert: Jeanine Tesori, Steven Lutvak & D... Three of Broadway's most popular musical creators -- Steven Lutvak, Jeanine Tesori and David Yazbek -- perform their own work in an intimate evening of music. Special guests include Catherine Walker, Jacqueline Echols, Joshua Henry, Dean Sharenow and Mike Chiavaro. Part of the Library's Songs of America project.
    • Date: 2014-10-17
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    Joan Nathan: Book Fest 07 Joan Nathan in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Nathan, Joan
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    Brian Haig: Book Fest 07 Brian Haig in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Haig, Brian
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    Nikki Grimes: 2009 National Book Festival New York Times best-selling author Nikki Grimes appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Grimes, Nikki
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Japanese Influences in 20th Century American Music The history of the cross-cultural interaction between American composers and Japan is documented in unpublished and published scores, manuscripts, and correspondence held, often uniquely, in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. In this lecture, W. Anthony Sheppard examines examples of this relationship in the works of Henry Eichheim (1870-1942), Claude Lapham (1890-1957), Henry Cowell (1897-1965), and Roger Reynolds (b. 1934)who each traveled...
    • Contributor: Sheppard, W. Anthony
    • Date: 2010-10-25
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    Assyrian Culture in the Middle East and in Diaspora Fadi Davood from the University of Toronto presented "Of Patriarchates and their place in Assyrian Identity." Alda Benjamen from the University of Pennsylvania Museum & Smithsonian Institution presented "Between Negotiation and Resistance: Baghdadi Assyrian intellectuals (1970s-1980s)." Eden Naby presented "Preservation of Aramaic through Word and Music." Third of three sessions in a daylong symposium.
    • Date: 2016-06-10
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    David Baldacci: Book Fest 07 Thriller author David Baldacci in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Baldacci, David
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    Sandra Brown: 2008 National Book Festival Romance novelist Sandra Brown speaks at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Brown, Sandra
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    PBS Kids' Between the Lions
    • Contributor: Kresh, Diane
    • Date: 2001-09-08
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    Patricia McCormick: Book Fest 07 Patricia McCormick in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: McCormick, Patricia
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    2016 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature The Library and its partners hosted the inaugural ceremony for the 2016-2017 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang.
    • Date: 2016-01-07
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    Daniel De Simone: 2013 National Book Festival Daniel De Simone appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: De Simone, Daniel
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    The Ancient City of Tyre: Evening Event Following upon a day-long sympoisum on the ancient city of Tyre, an evening event included speeches, a display of books on the city of Tyre and presentation of awards.
    • Date: 2015-06-03
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    Judy Schachner: Book Fest 07 Judy Schachner in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Schachner, Judy
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    An Africa Themed Story: Ifroma Onyefulu & Caroline Quandt Ifeoma Onyefulu read from her books "Deron Goes to Nursery School," and "A is for Africa," and told a traditional story called "The Great Eating Competition" at a story time event for infants and toddlers at the Library's Young Readers Center. Onyefulu joined Caroline Quandt to lead games and music reflecting her Nigerian heritage.
    • Date: 2014-11-07
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    Rodgers & Hammerstein: It Might as Well Be Spring In the third episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein examines the creative process of songwriting via "It Might as Well Be Spring" from the film "State Fair," which won an Academy Award for Best Song. Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.
    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Date: 2014-02-03
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    Authors, Attribution & Integrity 1: Overview of Moral Rights This introductory discussion focused on several topics, including the historical development of moral rights (including international treaty obligations), how moral rights differ from economic rights--philosophically, legally, and practically for authors, and a brief comparative overview of other countries' frameworks for moral rights and their effectiveness. The official transcript of this event has been published by the George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law. The...
    • Date: 2016-04-18
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    Kathleen Krull Kathleen Krull speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Krull, Kathleen
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    The Struggle for Fairness: National Origin Quotas and the Imm... On the 50th anniversary of Immigration Amendments Act of 1965, Ruth Wasem discusses the history of the legislative drive to end race- and nationality-based immigration, from World War II to the passage of the Act, and the importance of the effort in defining the nation that America is today. Following the lecture, two distinguished scholars of immigration, Susan F. Martin and Marta Tienda, provide...
    • Date: 2015-10-08
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    From Text to Image: Illumination as Visual Commentary World-renowned artist Avner Moriah discussed his illuminations of the Bible.
    • Contributor: Moriah, Avner
    • Date: 2016-11-17
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    Alice McDermott
    • Contributor: McDermott, Alice
    • Date: 2001-09-08
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    When Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder and ... Between December 16, 1811, and late April 1812, a catastrophic series of earthquakes shook the Mississippi Valley. Towns were destroyed, an 18-mile-long lake was created and even the Mississippi River temporarily ran backwards. In his book, journalist Jay Feldman examines the quakes' remarkable physical power and the resulting social, political and military upheavals.
    • Contributor: Feldman, Jay
    • Date: 2005-08-04
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    David McCullough
    • Contributor: McCullough, David
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    Shane Evans
    • Contributor: Evans, Shane
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    David E. Hoffman: 2010 National Book Festival Journalist, editor and author David E. Hoffman appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Hoffman, David E.
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Reformist Voices of Islam: Mediating Religion and Modernity The Near East Section of the African Middle Eastern Division and the John W. Kluge Center hosted a talk by Shireen Hunter on her new book, "Reformist Voices of Islam: Mediating Religion and Modernity."
    • Contributor: Hunter, Shireen
    • Date: 2008-02-26
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    Afghan Media Resource Center Gift to the Library of Congress The Afghan Media Resource Center has given the Library of Congress 48 hard drives worth of audio, video and photographic footage, content and culturally unique materials on Afghanistan. These materials were presented by Haji Sayed Daud to Acting Librarian of Congress David S. Mao.
    • Date: 2016-02-16
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    Lois McMaster Bujold: 2012 National Book Festival Lois McMaster Bujold appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Bujold, Lois McMaster
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    David Baldacci Author David Baldacci talks about his work at the 2002 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Baldacci, David
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    Jews and Shoes Shoes are an integral part of Jewish material culture according to Edna Nahshon, author of "Jews and Shoes" (Berg Publishers, 2008). The book takes a fresh look at the makings and meanings of shoes, cobblers and barefootedness in Jewish experience. The book shows how shoes convey theological, social and economic concepts, and as such are intriguing subjects for inquiry within a wide range of...
    • Contributor: Nahshon, Edna
    • Date: 2008-12-11
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    Golden Moments in Sports Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Ron Barr has interviewed some of the most legendary sports figures in the history of athletic competition, including John Wooden, Dale Earnhardt, Mickey Mantle, R.A. Dickey, Willie Mays, Bill Russell, Bonnie Blair, Jim Brown and Joe Frazier. Barr brings his charismatic interview style to a unique roundtable discussion of his historic conversations and the Library's acquisition of the Sports Byline archive....
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-03-14
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    Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life Legendary musician Graham Nash, founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies, speaks about his candid and riveting new autobiography "Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life."
    • Date: 2013-09-16
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    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
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    Underdog Politics: Understanding the House Minority Party In his discussion of his new book, Matthew N. Green disputes the belief that the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives is of little importance. Studying the record of the House minority party from 1970 to the present and using other quantitative and qualitative data, Green shows the House minority party's influence on legislative and political outcomes and demonstrates that the party's...
    • Contributor: Green, Matthew N.
    • Date: 2015-12-02
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    Library's Map Treasures are Highlighted in "Cartographia" Maps are a visual record of human endeavor, each with a tale to tell. In their various forms, maps are models of time, diaries of political maneuverings and works of art that provide a unique vision of how the world evolved. Vincent Virga and co-author Ron Grim discussed "Cartographia" as part of the Library's Books & Beyond author series sponsored by the Center for...
    • Contributor: Virga, Vincent
    • Date: 2007-10-23
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    The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just...
    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ... Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Date: 2008-03-14
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    There Are No Fears Yevgeny Yevtushenko recited his poetry in both English and Russian in a program titled" There Are No Fears". Yevtushenko is a poet, novelist, film maker and professor of literature and cinema.
    • Contributor: Yevtushenko, Yevgeny
    • Date: 2004-04-29
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    Neil Gaiman
    • Contributor: Gaiman, Neil
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Jane O'Connor: 2011 National Book Festival Jane O'Connor appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: O'Connor, Jane
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Alan Lomax Road Show Oral History Tom Harvey discusses the music from the collections of Alan Lomax with The Down Hill Strugglers and John Cohen, who play traditional American music they have learned directly from the collections at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2015-09-25
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    Henry Wiencek: 2013 National Book Festival Henry Wiencek appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Wiencek, Henry
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    William P. Jones: 2013 National Book Festival William P. Jones appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Jones, William P.
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    Witter Bynner Fellowship Reading: Allison Hedge Coke Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera introduced the 2016 Witter Bynner Fellow, Allison Hedge Coke, who read selections of her work.
    • Date: 2016-03-09
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    Lauren Myracle: 2011 National Book Festival Lauren Myracle appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Myracle, Lauren
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Jewel: 2012 National Book Festival Jewel appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Kilcher, Jewel
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    Matthew Reinhart: 2011 National Book Festival Pop-up book author Matthew Reinhart appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Reinhart, Matthew
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    A Slave in the White House Elizabeth Dowling Taylor has used correspondence, legal documents and journal entries rarely seen before to write "A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons."
    • Contributor: Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling
    • Date: 2012-02-07
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    Poetry Reading: Star of David Rick Black reads from his book of poems, "Star of David."
    • Contributor: Black, Rick
    • Date: 2013-11-22
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    Digital Preservation Lighting Talks - Day 2 Four "lightning" presentations on Day Two of the Digital Preservation 2014 meeting included "Visual Haggard and Digitizing Illustration" (Kate Halterhoff, Carnegie-Mellon University), "DuraSpace and Chronopolis Partner to Build a Long-term Access and Preservation Platform" (Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace), "Library of Congress Recommended Format Specifications: Encouraging Preservation Without Discouraging Creation" (Theron Westervelt, Library of Congress) and "Electronic Records and Digital Archivists: A Landscape Review" (Jane Zhang,...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-07-23
  • Film, Video
    Author Renée Watson Renée Watson read from and discussed the creation of her book, "Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills," with third grade students and compared the challenges she faced in her competitive career with those of her real-life protagonist, singer Florence Mills. The program in the Library's Young Readers Center was co-sponsored by the nonprofit literacy organization, EverybodyWinsDC.
    • Contributor: Watson, Ren&eacute - E
    • Date: 2014-10-22
  • Film, Video
    Pat Conroy
    • Contributor: Conroy, Pat
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Film, Video
    Making the Case for American Fiction: Connecting the Dots Elizabeth Taylor gives a lecture discussing trends in contemporary American fiction.
    • Contributor: Taylor, Elizabeth
    • Date: 2016-05-02
  • Film, Video
    Acquisition of David Seymour's Spanish Civil War Photos This program observes the 103rd anniversary of the birth of David Seymour, whose pen name is CHIM, one of the best-known photojournalists of the 20th century, and celebrates the donation of 112 of his photographs, primarily showing the Spanish Civil War.
    • Date: 2014-11-20
  • Film, Video
    When Insider Trading Was Legal The United States has stricter laws than any nation against insider trading in financial markets, but the earliest of these laws date only from 1909. Prior, stock and commodities exchanges governed themselves with minimal external oversight. Mark Geiger presents a close-up view of member relationships and business practices within the Chicago Board of Trade during the later 19th century when rival groups of exchange...
    • Contributor: Geiger, Mark
    • Date: 2012-04-19
  • Film, Video
    Stacy Schiff: 2016 National Book Festival Stacy Schiff discusses "The Witches: Salem, 1692" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Schiff, Stacy
    • Date: 2016-09-24
  • Film, Video
    The Maltese Falcon at 75 To mark the 75th anniversary of the publication of Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon," literary scholar and Hammett specialist Richard Layman presented an informal talk, "The Maltese Falcon at 75." The event was organized by the LC's Center for the Book and cosponsored by the Mystery Writers of America. "The Maltese Falcon," published in 1930, featured detective Sam Spade. In the introduction to his...
    • Contributor: Layman, Richard
    • Date: 2005-02-15
  • Film, Video
    Edwidge Danticat Edwidge Danticat at the 2003 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Danticat, Edwidge
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Film, Video
    Dick Davis: 2006 National Book Festival Dick Davis speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Davis, Dick
    • Date: 2006-09-30