Interview with Argento Chamber Ensemble
An interview with composer Ann Cleare and conductor/composer Michele Galante, the artistic director of the Argento Chamber Ensemble. Presented in conjunction with the 2016 Founder's Day Concert, featuring the Argento Chamber Ensemble.
Do All Indians Live in Tipis? and Other Compelling Questions for Education
Stereotypes, inaccuracies and inappropriate representations of Native Americans continue to abound in American society today. Reflecting on his 20 years of experience working in the field of American Indian education, the Edwin Schupman explores examples, causes and implications of the current state of awareness about Native peoples and issues.
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The Marriage of Preservation & Access
The close alliance between preservation of cultural heritage collections and the provision of access to them will be explored, with particular reference to the ways in which the grant programs of the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities exemplify that alliance. The results of a recent strategic planning effort, which included attention both to physical preservation and to ...
Romila Thapar: Perceptions of the Past in Early India
One of the world's foremost experts on the history of early India, Romila Thapar, winner of the 2008 Kluge Prize, discussed the rich and ancient civilization in a lecture titled "Perceptions of the Past in Early India." In her talk, Thapar critiqued the notion that the civilization in India lacked a sense of history, and discussed the recognition of historical traditions in the early ...
Touching History - Pianos in Perspective
Dr. Frank P. Baer, curator of historic instruments at the German National Museum, Nuremberg, and fortepianist Ludwig Semerjian from Quebec, shared their experience of a journey into the land of the forgotten sound. The event was presented in collaboration with the Orchestre de la Nouvelle France and SMW World of Sound.
Sagas and Daily Life in the Icelandic Commonwealth, Part II
The Library of Congress and the Cornell University Library sponsored a scholarly symposium on Old Norse sagas. The symposium, "Saga Literature and the Shaping of Icelandic Culture," featured five sessions presented by distinguished scholars in the field of Old Icelandic studies. Today's session, "Sagas and Daily Life in the Icelandic Commonwealth," featured Jenny Jochens, United States: "Gudridr Thorbjarnardottir: Transmitter of Pagan Culture and Christian ...
The New American Cooking
Noted food writer Joan Nathan spoke about her latest book "The New American Cooking" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division. To complement her lecture, area chefs provided sample dishes. They were chef Cliff Wharton of TenPenh Restaurant, pastry chef Ann Amernick of Palena Restaurant and baker Mark Furstenberg of Bread Line.
Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers
The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers perform a capella gospel music from Kentucky, another in the 2009 Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
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Two Thousand Flutes
An introduction to the Library's remarkable Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection: meet a few of the Library's nearly 2,000 instruments in this lecture-recital featuring flutist Lorna McGhee of the Pittsburgh Symphony, pianist Ryo Yanagitani of the S&R Foundation, and musical instrument curator Carol Lynn Ward Bamford. Produced in association with the S&R Foundation.
Poetry Slam: 2015 National Book Festival
Teen poets compete in a high-spirited competition reciting new poems celebrating books & literature at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
EverybodyWinsDC Story Time with Chef Pati Jinich
Third grade students from Cleveland Elementary school had the opportunity to meet Chef Pati Jinich of the PBS program, "Pati's Mexican Kitchen." She told her personal story and read "The Food Parade" by Elicia Castaldi, a book on food and nutrition.
Tetouan, Morocco: Its Specificity and World Cultural Heritage Dimension
Tetouan is the largest North Moroccan Mediterranean city, but it is not one of nation's larger, famous or glamorous cities. Yet Tetouan stands out for its incredible capacity to incorporate Andalusian, Ottoman, Arab and Middle Eastern, Berber or Amazgh, Jewish, European Christian cultural elements into one predominantly Arabic and Islamic society and culture. M'hammad Benaboud of the Tetouan Asmir Association presents the multi-dimensional essence ...
Iranians Writing and Publishing Today, At Home and Abroad
Iranian novelist Moniro Ravanipour, author and publisher Babak Takhti, author Shahryar Mandanipour and playwright Ezzat Goushegir participated in a panel discussion on "Iranians Writing and Publishing Today, At Home and Abroad" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division and the University of Maryland Center for Persian Studies.
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 ...
Teens & Poetry for the 21st Century
Poets Jennifer Chang and Mark McMorris read selections of "Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation" along with co-editor Lynn Melnick and Sharyn November of Viking Children's Books. The reading was followed by a moderated discussion on poetry and teens.
Vanishing Pasts, Ethnographic Presents and Digital Futures: The Case of the Maasai Audiovisual Archives
This international documentary training program is discussed. This program aims to provide indigenous communities with the technical and methodological skills needed to record, maintain and preserve aspects of their traditional cultural heritage and public representations. The presentation provides an inside perspective into the aims, goals and initial results from the program. It is jointly produced by the American Folklife Center at the Library of ...