Nimmer on Copyright: Celebrating 50 Years
A panel of experts addressed "Nimmer on Copyright: Celebrating 50 Years" with reflections about the treatise and copyright law. Speakers included Karyn Temple Claggett, David Nimmer, Jon Baumgarten, Barton Beebe, Robert Brauneis, Shira Perlmutter, Maria A. Pallante and Joseph Salvo.
Literatura de Cordel: Continuity and Change in Brazilian Popular Literature (Day 2, morning)
Literatura de cordel, literally "string literature," refers to small popular books or chapbooks, predominantly from northeastern Brazil. They were often suspended from cords or strings, hung across marketplace stalls belonging to local poets during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Today, cordel chapbooks are still sold and performed on street corners and in markets throughout Brazil, but are more readily circulated through the Internet. ...
Various - Chesnut, R. Andrew - Curran, Mark J. - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Maia, Manuela - Marks, Morton - McCann, Bryan - Morris, Valda - Silva, Gonçalo Ferreira Da - Slater, Candace ...
Various - Chesnut, R. Andrew - Curran, Mark J. - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Maia, Manuela - Marks, Morton - McCann, Bryan - Morris, Valda - Silva, Gonçalo Ferreira Da - Slater, Candace - Soares, Marli Gomes - Williams, Gayle Ann - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Brazil. Embaixada (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Sagas and Daily Life in the Icelandic Commonwealth, Part I
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 ...
Poet Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
Yermiyahu Ahron Taub reads from his new book of poetry, "Uncle Feygele," which explores the issues encountered by gay Orthodox Jews. He follows up with questions from the audience regarding the book and translating between English and Yiddish.
Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron
Teacher Resource: The Power of Maps
An introduction to the map collections at the Library of Congress. Maps are much more than pictures of the world. They can tell us about the people who made them, the times those people lived in, and what they knew and didn't know.
Northwest Washington, D.C.: Tales from West of the Park
From the history of Georgetown College and American University to stories of runaway slaves seeking protection at Fort Reno, historian Mark N. Ozer charts the evolution of the storied neighborhoods of the nation's capital in "Northwest Washington, D.C.: Tales from West of the Park."
Ozer, Mark N.
A Musical Demonstration by Gary Hastings and Brian Mullen
Flautist Gary Hastings and singer Brian Mullen present a concert and lecture as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Hastings, Gary - Mullen, Brian - Arts Council of Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland. Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Preserving Your Memories: Traditional & Digital Albums & Scrapbooks
Conservators highlighted basic preservation measures one can do at home for long-lasting albums and scrapbooks. They enumerated the pros and cons of dismantling old scrapbooks and albums in poor condition and discussed how to address condition problems. Digital archivists covered preservation considerations for digital scrapbooks and albums and staff from the Library's Veterans History Project shared information on how to participate in the Project.
Farming, Food Security and Climate Change
Molly E. Brown, a research scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has been involved for the past 10 years with the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) use of satellite remote sensing to monitor food security in developing regions. Satellite estimates of crop production play an important role in USAID's Famine Early Warning System. According to Brown, changes in population size, ...
Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln
Robert T. Lincoln was Abraham and Mary's oldest and last-surviving son, yet little has been published about the lawyer, businessman and statesman who lived during one of the most progressive and dynamic eras in U.S. history. In his new book, Jason Emerson, after nearly 10 years of research - much of it done at the Library of Congress - draws upon previously undiscovered materials ...
Orphan Works 10: Audience Participation
Audience members were invited to give their final comments regarding the two-day Orphan Works roundtables. Karyn Temple Claggett, Catherine Rowland, Lisa Shaftel, Jean Dryden, Jeff Sedlik, John Sadowski, Nancy C. Prager, Mike Furlough, Greg Cram, Brooke Penrose and Hope O'Keeffe, Michael Capobianco.
Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature
Literary scholar Lewis M. Dabney discussed his new book,"Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005). One of the early 20th century's most respected men of letters, Wilson (1895-1972) stood at the center of the American cultural scene from the Jazz Age through the McCarthy era. He rose to prominence first as associate editor of The New Republic and later as ...