• Film, Video
    Joel ben Simeon & the Washington Haggadah David Stern and Katrin Kogman-Appel discuss the 1478 Washington Haggadah illustrated by Joel ben Simeon, among the most gifted and prolific scribe-artists in the history of the Jewish book.
    • Date: 2011-03-23
  • Film, Video
    Stories from Afghanistan Scholar Nancy Gallagher discusses Afghanistan in this lecture. While her past work has focused on the Arab world, she is now concentrating on Afghanistan, especially the place and role of women in Afghanistan's society, which has undergone tremendous change over the past 30 years, during which the country has been constantly at war.
    • Contributor: Gallagher, Nancy
    • Date: 2010-05-18
  • Film, Video
    Rajput Maharajas Conference (Morning) Rajput maharajas have ruled hundreds of places throughout northern India, not just Rajasthan. The Rathor clan of Rajputs, headed by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, ruled states in Central India (Alirajpur, Jhabua, Jobat, Ratlam, Sailana, Sitamau), Eastern States Agency (Seraikela), Rajasthan (Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kishangarh, Kushalgarh), and Western India (Idar, Malpur). The speakers include the son and grand-daughter of the Maharaja of Dhrangadhra, who heads the ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-10-17
  • Film, Video
    Harlan Coben: 2016 National Book Festival Harlan Coben discusses "Home" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Coben, Harlan
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Tim Tingle: 2014 National Book Festival Tim Tingle appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Tingle, Tim
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video
    Ownership & Contractual Issues The U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a study to review the role of copyright law with respect to software-enabled consumer products. This session will explore the state of contract law vis-à-vis software embedded in everyday products, and how contracts such as end user license agreements impact investment in and the dissemination and use of everyday products, including whether any legislative action in this area ...
    • Date: 2016-05-18
  • Film, Video
    The Write View: What Book Shaped You? (Part 2) Authors from the 2012 National Book Festival share their personal stories on the books that shaped their lives. Speakers include James Dashner, Philip Levine, Lois Lowry, Susan Tejada, Michael Connelly, Esme Raji Codell, Donna Britt, Mac Barnett, Adam Rex and David Ezra Stein.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Film, Video
    World Digital Library Demonstration Librarian of Congress James H. Billington provides an overview of the newly launched World Digital Library with Rachel Goslins, Executive Director of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, assisting in welcoming the new website. High school teachers and their students explain how they will use the World Digital Library in their studies.
    • Date: 2009-09-15
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    Exploring Waldseemuller's World: Sources and Texts Prominent scholars gathered at the Library to examine Waldseemuller's cartographic vision and to reflect on the philosophical and historical context of the map's production and reception. Experts spoke on a wide range of topics, from the history of exploration and German Humanism to the mathematical and astronomical basis of early 16th-century cartography. Using the first session on the transmission of texts as a general ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-05-15
  • Film, Video
    Literary Birthday Celebration: Gwendolyn Brooks Poets Kyle Dargan and Janice Harrington celebrate the birthday of American poet Gwendolyn Brooks by reading selections from her work and discussing her influence on their own writing.
    • Date: 2012-06-07
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    Personal Archiving Day: Documents Library of Congress conservators and experts discuss how to care for personal collections including traditional paper, electronic documents, and books.
    • Date: 2010-05-10
  • Film, Video
    Challenges and Prospects of 11 Official Languages Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa Leketi Makalela discussed English and language development in South Africa, particularly among speakers with indigenous African language backgrounds. His work reveals fresh insights into the study of English and the development of language in Africa.
    • Contributor: Makalela, Leketi
    • Date: 2011-11-15
  • Film, Video
    At Day's Close: Night in Times Past Historian A. Roger Ekirch discussed his book, "At Day's Close: Night in Times Past," which examines the history of nocturnal activity in society in Western Europe, from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, before the advent of the Industrial Revolution. Ekirch describes how nighttime embodied a distinct culture, with many of its own customs and rituals. Ekirch, a professor of history at Virginia Tech, conducted much ...
    • Contributor: Ekirch, Roger
    • Date: 2005-06-20
  • Film, Video
    NewsDiffs: Tracking Online News Over Time The Internet has ushered in a 24-hour news cycle, and newspapers often hastily publish articles. While print editions run once, several subsequent versions can be published online. Many changes are innocuous, but significant edits can happen without a record of any changes. This briefing on NewsDiffs, the go-to site for referencing and tracking silent changes to online articles, discussed example changes and the research ...
    • Contributor: Price, Eric
    • Date: 2014-02-20
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    Tom Wolfe: Book Fest 05 Author Tom Wolfe at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Wolfe, Tom
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Film, Video
    India and the United States: Reinventing Partnership The relationship between the United States and India and its likely evolution in the next decade is the topic of a lecture at the Library of Congress by Ambassador Teresita Schaffer, holder of the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center. Schaffer presents "India and the United States: Reinventing Partnership." Schaffer discusses whether the relationship ...
    • Contributor: Schaffer, Teresita
    • Date: 2008-11-13
  • Collection
    Force and Violins: What the FBI Had on Folksingers Among the sufferings of those pursued during the McCarthy era, the situation of folksingers and folklorists was unique. Suspected by their government, they were hunted by the FBI almost everywhere. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, one can now know the extent of privacy crimes committed against Pete Seeger and other folklorists. For more than 20 years, the FBI and CIA conducted surveillance ...
    • Contributor: Dunaway, David - Dunaway, David King - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-03-19
  • Film, Video
    Libraries and Human Development in Haiti: The Work of Fondation Connaissance et Liberte (FOKAL) FOKAL (Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty) supports 35 community libraries throughout Haiti from Port-Salut to Pestel to Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitian. From its humble beginnings, it has grown to be an organization that also supports arts and culture programming, has a debate program, and supports grassroots initiatives and water projects. How has this organization impacted Haiti and through its work strengthened the roots of a ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-06-10
  • Film, Video
    In the Name of National Security: Unchecked Presidential Power and the Reynolds Case Louis Fisher, special assistant to the Law Librarian and a specialist in constitutional law, discussed his new book, "In the Name of National Security: Unchecked Presidential Power and the Reynolds Case." Fisher was introduced by Steven Aftergood, the senior research analyst at the Federation of American Scientists and editor of the e-mail newsletter "Secrecy News." Both Fisher and Aftergood participated in a question-and-answer session ...
    • Contributor: Fisher, Louis
    • Date: 2006-09-11
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    Newbery Winner Lois Lowry, Author of "The Giver" "The Giver" author Lois Lowry and film producer Nikki Silver discuss the making of Lowry's book into a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Taylor Swift. Supported by the Jonah Solkoff Eskin Memorial Fund, the program launched Children's Book Week 2014.
    • Date: 2014-05-12
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    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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    Poetry in the Public Sphere Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2000, returned to the Library of Congress to host an event celebrating poetry in public life.
    • Contributor: Pinsky, Robert
    • Date: 2002-05-13
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    World Christianity, Immigration & the U.S.: The Non-Western Church Comes to America Four religion scholars discuss the interconnectivity of the current state of world Christianity, immigration to the U.S. from the Global South, and the impact on American religion, particularly Christianity. How are the diverse practices of immigrants changing the landscape of American religion, culture and society?
    • Date: 2014-02-26
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    David O. Stewart: 2012 National Book Festival David O. Stewart appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Stewart, David O.
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Collection
    Work & Transformation: Panels 5, 6 & 7 This symposium featured presentations by the 2010 recipients of the American Folklife Center's Archie Green Fellowships on their research and documentation of the culture and traditions of American workers in New York, Idaho, and Louisiana. Panels also included representatives of community-based documentation projects supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services concerning the role of America's libraries and museums as vibrant centers for ...
    • Contributor: Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven ... Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven - Groen, Jeffrey A. - Iyengar, Sunil - Loughran, Maureen - McCarl, Robert - Popovich, Mark G. - Ray, Joyce M. - Rogers, Nancy E. - Rothstein, Donna S. (Donna Suzann) - Semmel, Marsha L. - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Tabb, Derrick - Taft, Michael - Taylor, David Alan - Winick, Stephen D. - Wunder, Steve R. - Zeitlin, Steven J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.) - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History
    • Date: 2010-12-07