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    Esmeralda Santiago: 2011 National Book Festival

    Esmeralda Santiago appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Santiago, Esmeralda
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Film, Video

    National Geospatial Digital Archive: A Partnership Network

    Geospatial data is information such as maps, imagery and data sets that help us better understand, manage and monitor change in the present while providing insight into the past. From the first colonial maps to the time-sequenced satellite imagery of the 21st century, cartographic information has helped define our view of the country and the world. Today, cartographic materials in digitized form are being ...

    • Contributor: Carver, Larry
    • Date: 2006-12-06
  • Film, Video

    David Lehman

    • Contributor: Lehman, David
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Film, Video

    The Last Pharaoh: A Dream for the World

    Wagdi Zeid presented "The Last Pharaoh: A Dream for the World," his play about Akhnaton, the first monotheistic pharaoh in Egypt, and his efforts to unify the country and promote his belief of the one and only god.

    • Contributor: Zeid, Wagdi
    • Date: 2012-05-15
  • Film, Video

    The Aesthetics of Data

    Much of Jonathan Berger's music is inspired by data. In this lecture, he discussed the use of medical and neuroscience imaging in his recent opera, "Theotokia," and in his current collaboration with the Kronos Quartet, "My Lai." Berger also described interpretive, diagnostic and therapeutic implications of complex numerical data.

    • Contributor: Berger, Jonathan
    • Date: 2014-12-10
  • Film, Video

    The Dreamer

    Author Pam Muñoz Ryan discusses her award-winning book "The Dreamer," illustrated by Peter Sis.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Pam Mu&#241 - Oz
    • Date: 2011-09-16
  • Film, Video

    And the Pursuit of Happiness

    Noted writer, illustrator and designer Maira Kalman's year-long investigation of democracy and how it works has resulted in her newest book, "And the Pursuit of Happiness."

    • Contributor: Kalman, Maira
    • Date: 2010-11-30
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    T.C. Boyle: 2012 National Book Festival

    T.C. Boyle appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Boyle, T.C.
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Film, Video

    Our Place in the Universe: Cosmology from Ancient Greece to Today

    Michelle Thaller discussed how we have perceived own own place in the universe since ancient times.

    • Contributor: Thaller, Michelle
    • Date: 2013-10-23
  • Film, Video

    Between European and Ottoman: Hellenic Grand Dragomans, Roman Subjects, and Classical Ruins at the Turn of the 18th Century

    By the nineteenth century, philhellenic Europeans had appropriated the classical Greek world as their distinct cultural patrimony. However, sources composed in the late 1600s and early 1700s by Ottoman dignitaries, Greek Orthodox intellectuals, and French and English travelers reveal a more fluid period when the Greco-Roman tradition exerted an influence on the perceptions all these (sometimes overlapping) groups had of themselves and one another. ...

    • Contributor: Leal, Karen
    • Date: 2009-08-20
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    The Ideological Context of U.S.-China Relations

    In his lecture, Lanxin Xiang, Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, argues that in American policy circles the ideological context of Sino-U.S. relations is usually identified as democracy versus communist despotism.

    • Contributor: Xiang, Lanxin
    • Date: 2004-06-16
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    James L. Swanson: 2011 National Book Festival

    James L. Swanson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Swanson, James L.
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Film, Video

    Guggenheim Lecture: The Next-Generation Communications Privacy Act

    Orin Kerr argues that Congress should repeal the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (18 USC 2510), which regulates government access to Internet records, and replace it with a new statute that reflects current technologies and addresses privacy threats.

    • Contributor: Kerr, Orin S.
    • Date: 2013-09-30
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    The Great Unraveling

    Mr. Krugman economist, professor and New York Times columnist, discussed his recent book, "The Great Unraveling," which has just been issued in paperback.

    • Contributor: Krugman, Paul
    • Date: 2004-07-21
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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
  • Film, Video

    Contending with the Network

    Web pioneer George Oats spoke at the 2014 annual Digital Preservation meeting.

    • Contributor: Oates, George
    • Date: 2014-07-23
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    Poetry and the Stars

    Elizabeth Arnold reads from her own work as well as favorite poems with astronomical themes, followed by a moderated discussion.

    • Contributor: Arnold, Elizabeth
    • Date: 2012-05-09
  • Film, Video

    Rosa Parks: Beyond the Bus Webcast

    Three associates of Rosa Parks give first-hand accounts of Mrs. Parks' life and legacy after her historical arrest.

    • Contributor: Steele, Elaine - McCall Haygan, Ella - Peek, Anita
    • Date: 2015-01-15
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    Daniel Silva: 2009 National Book Festival

    New York Times best-selling author Daniel Silva appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Silva, Daniel
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Film, Video

    Reverence for Life 3: Andrea Baldeck & Franz Stuppard

    Andrea Baldeck discusses "The Visual Record Created by an American Physician Who Served at Hospital Albert Schweitzer and Later Returned to Photograph the People of the Artibonite Valley at the Hospital," and Franz Stuppard provides summary and commentary at this symposium on the history of the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti.

    • Date: 2002-05-22
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    People Out of Place: The Sixties, The Supreme Court & Vagrancy Law

    Risa Goluboff examined how 1960s vagrancy laws served to keep marginalized populations in place and how the laws' undoing contributed to the era's social revolutions.

    • Contributor: Goluboff, Risa
    • Date: 2013-04-11
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    'The High Lonesome Sound' Revisited: Documenting Traditional Culture in America

    In the early 1960s, the multitalented musician, filmmaker, and photographer John Cohen journeyed to eastern Kentucky to document the songs of church-goers, miners, and farmers, and the rural community that produced and sustained their uniquely American sound. The result was "The High Lonesome Sound," a classic 1963 documentary film than evocatively illustrates how music and religion help Appalachian people maintain their dignity and traditions ...

    • Contributor: Cohen , John
    • Date: 2009-06-11
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    David McCullough Welcomes You to the 2015 National Book Festival

    Award-winning author David McCullough invites everyone to this year's National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: McCullough, David
    • Date: 2015-03-27
  • Film, Video

    NBA Read to Achieve 3

    • Contributor: Kresh, Diane
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Film, Video

    The Audacity of Hopekirk

    A lecture-recital featuring a rare performance of Helen Hopekirk's "Five Songs on Poems of Fiona MacLeod," published in 1904. Helen Hopekirk was an accomplished Scottish concert pianist and composer who immigrated to the U.S. in 1897 to teach at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. A collection of her manuscripts is housed in the Library of Congress. The songs are settings of ...

    • Date: 2014-11-04