Bob Adelman: Photographer, Artist, Witness to History
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced the Library's acquisition of the entire Bob Adelman photographic archive. Adelman was a renowned documentary and news photographer who captured many historic events throughout the latter half of the 20th century. She was joined by Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, novelist and short story writer Ann Beattie, James Estrin, editor of the New York Times' Lens blog, and...
Magna Carta: Drafting Modern Constitutions
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 include A.E. Dick Howard, Cornelius Kerwin and David Fontana.
World Intellectual Property Day - Movies: A Global Passion
The U.S. Copyright Office hosted a Copyright Matters program in connection with World Intellectual Property Day. This year's theme, as announced by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), was Movies: A Global Passion. The program featured special remarks from Francis Gurry, director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and a discussion with multi-award-winning feature film and television director Matthew Harrison, two-time Daytime Emmy...
Five Countries in 21 Days
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress presents "Five Countries in 21 Days."
A New Challenge to the Congressional Black Caucus
What did Ossie Davis envision in 1971 when he proclaimed to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) that "it's not the man, it's the plan"? In a special forum at the Library of Congress, Congressman Major Owens hosted a distinguished panel of U.S. representatives and political scientists in a discussion of his book, "The Peacock Elite: A Subjective Case Study of the Congressional Black Caucus...
The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
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."
Library of Congress Honors Herman Wouk with Literary Award
Writer Herman Wouk received the first Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement Award for the Writing of Fiction. During this event, ABC News' Martha Raddatz, William Safire of The New York Times and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read from Wouk's novels. Jimmy Buffett spoke about his relationship with Wouk and performed songs from the musical "Don't Stop the Carnival," based on Wouk's novel...
Latinos & Libraries
Mark Hugo López and Anna Brown presented their findings from a national survey on the Hispanic population of the U.S. and its use of public libraries.
The Lincoln Deception
David O. Stewart, known for his award-winning nonfiction works on Aaron Burr, President Andrew Johnson and the Constitution, discussed his first novel, "The Lincoln Deception." Blending real and fictional characters, the book is a gripping historical mystery exploring the endless fascination with Lincoln's assassination and the conspiracy behind it.