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. ...
The Woman Who Read Too Much
Bahiyyih Nakhjavani speaks about her novel, "The Woman Who Read Too Much." Set in the world of the Qajar monarchs, mayors, ministers and mullahs, this book explores 19th century Iran and tells a gripping tale of a pioneering woman.
The Music of Irving Fine
Musicologist Georgia Luikens leads a discussion with composer Martin Boykan and conductor Joel Spiegelman about the music of Irving Fine. Spiegelman studied under Fine at Brandeis University and Boykan held the Fine professorship in composition at Brandeis.
Dante Alighieri's 750th Birthday Anniversary
In partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, the Library hosted a panel discussion of distinguished scholars who spoke about Dante Alighieri's influence on music, American art and popular culture, philosophy, science and the law.
Religious Freedom & the U.S. Constitution
In commemoration of Constitution Day, the Law Library of Congress hosted a public program on that examined the right of religious freedom, which is protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
My Irish Song of Songs
Janet McKinney explores Irish-American identity in popular song and musical theater, as evidenced in the sheet music and recording collections at the Library of Congress.
A History of Law in American Film
Jessica Silbey presented a lecture that focused on the depiction of the courtroom process from the beginning of film in 1895 to the present day. She also discussed how the workings of the law has been shown in other forms of popular culture.
International Literature: International Writing Program Showcase
Christopher Merrill and his international students/alumni participate in panels and read from their work. Speakers included Bruce Armstrong, Cynthia Edul, Omar Pérez, Enrique Serrano, Natasha Tiniacos, Boaz Gaon, Mujib Mehrdad, Mamle Kabu, Sadek Mohammed, Binayak Banerjee, Bernice Chauly, Heekyung Eun, Chen Li, Franca Treur, Laurynas Katkus, Auguste Corteau and Gerõur Kristný.
Digital Preservation Lighting Talks - Day 1
Five "lightning" presentations on Day One of the Digital Preservation 2014 meeting included "Beyond the Russian Doll Effect: Reflexivity and the Digital Repository Paradigm" (James Bradley, Ball State University), "Video Game Source Disc Preservation" (David Gibson, Library of Congress), "UELMA-Compliant Preservation: Questions and Answers?" (Rebecca Katz, Council of the District of Columbia), "We Want You Just the Way You Are: The What, Why and ...
African Fiddle & Banjo Echo in Appalachia Lecture
Alan Lomax Fellow Cece Conway delivers a multimedia presentation on the instrumental and musical history of Appalachian traditional music, with illustration from African and Appalachian musicians, instruments, videos, sounds and images.
Latvian Literature on the Verge
Andrew Singer moderated a discussion with nationally-recognized Latvian authors and poets Juris Kronbergs, Liana Langa, Nora Ikstena and Margita Gailitis.
Author Namwali Serpell
Zambian writer Namwali Serpell read a short story from her book, participated in an interview, and took questions from the audience. Serpell also discussed her current research, challenges and opportunities in African literature.
Alban Gerhardt & Anne-Marie McDermott in Concert
German cellist Alban Gerhardt is joined by American pianist Anne-Marie McDermott for a duo program. The repertoire includes Samuel Barber's Cello Sonata, op. 6, Benjamin Britten's Sonata in C major for cello and piano, op. 65, Lukas Foss' "Capriccio" and Astor Piazzolla's classic "Le Grand Tango."
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), codified in part in 17 U.S.C. §1201, makes it illegal to circumvent technological measures used to prevent unauthorized access to copyrighted works, including copyrighted books, movies, videos, video games and computer programs. This session will explore the necessity, relevance and sufficiency of the permanent exemptions to the prohibition of circumvention, and will consider whether amendments of additional exemption ...