• Film, Video
    Preservation Aesthetics Shannon Mattern discusses the aesthetics of preservation at the annual Digital Preservation meeting.
    • Contributor: Mattern, Shannon
    • Date: 2014-07-22
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    Wagner in America Alex Ross returns to his native Washington, D.C., in this afternoon symposium on Wagner connections to American culture.
    • Contributor: Ross, Alex
    • Date: 2013-11-23
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    Forough Farrokhzhad's Biography & Unpublished Letters Farzaneh Milani from the University of Virginia discussed her book about famous Iranian poet, Forough Farokhzhad, and her unpublished letters.
    • Contributor: Milani, Farzaneh
    • Date: 2014-08-27
  • Film, Video
    Looking Homeward Towards Earth: The Power of Perspective In 1968, Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders took an image of planet Earth as it emerged from the lunar horizon. The picture, "Earthrise," changed forever society's view of our celestial home, according to NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati. The image of Earth--beautiful and vulnerable, and suspended in dark stillness--inspired an appreciation that there is one human race, whose fate hinges delicately on mankind's collective ...
    • Contributor: Abdalati, Waleed
    • Date: 2012-10-16
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    Poetry Across the Atlantic U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall and British Poet Laureate Andrew Motion participated in a historic series of joint poetry readings in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and London, sharing the stage for the first time and reacquainting the poetries of America and the United Kingdom. The readings were sponsored jointly by the Library of Congress, the Poetry Foundation and the London-based Poetry Society. The poets laureate ...
    • Date: 2007-05-10
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    Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World Popular journalist and book world chronicler Nicholas Basbanes discussed his new book, "Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World," which highlights interviews with a wide range of omnivorous readers. It's a sequel to "A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books" (1995) and "Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, ...
    • Contributor: Basbanes, Nicholas
    • Date: 2006-01-31
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    A Discussion with Philip Trager, Architectural Photographer Architecture and dance photographer Philip Trager, whose work is now on display at the National Building Museum exhibition "Form and Movement," discusses his art and technique in an illustrated lecture at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Trager, Philip
    • Date: 2009-10-08
  • Film, Video
    End of the Cold War James Goldgeier, the Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, presented a lecture titled "The End of the Cold War and the Struggle Over American Foreign Policy" in a program sponsored by the Kluge Center.
    • Contributor: Goldgeier, James
    • Date: 2006-11-15
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    Charlie Jane Anders: 2016 National Book Festival Charlie Jane Anders discusses "All the Birds in the Sky" with Barrie Hardymon from NPR at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Anders, Charlie Jane
    • Date: 2016-09-24
  • Collection
    Built with Faith: Place Making and the Religious Imagination in Italian New York This presentation examines how Italian Americans create and use vernacular architecture, material culture, and ceremonial display to inscribe meaning on New York City's religious and cultural landscapes. Yard shrines, sidewalk altars, Christmas displays, and other creative productions transform everyday urban space into unique, communal sites of religiosity. Sciorra is especially interested in how people remember, imagine, and interpret the city, as well as people's ...
    • Contributor: Sciorra, Joseph - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-09-23
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    The Americas on the Eve of Independence Movements Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the first of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience.
    • Date: 2010-11-19
  • Collection
    The Zionaires The Zionaires perform gospel music from Maryland and Delaware, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: The Zionaires - Zionaires (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-07-24
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    Lying, Stealing, and Other Theatrical Crimes: Molnar's The Devil and the Transnational Trade in Theatrical Commodities, c. 1907-8 This lecture draws on material found in the Library of Congress's Minnie Maddern Fiske Collection to offer a case study of the events surrounding the acquisition, translation, and production of Ferenc Molnar's play "The Devil" (Az Ordog) by two rival American theatre managers, Henry W. Savage and Harrison Grey Fiske. In the aftermath of a dismal theatre season following the Panic of 1907, both ...
    • Contributor: Schweitzer, Marlis
    • Date: 2009-11-19
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    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
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    Cultures Without Borders: From Beirut to Washington, D.C. May Rihani spoke about her book "Cultures Without Borders: From Beirut to Washington, D.C.," a memoir on girls' education, women's empowerment and common ground among diverse cultures.
    • Contributor: Rihani, May A.
    • Date: 2014-12-10
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    2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards: Introduction & David Baldacci Best-selling authors and literacy advocates David Baldacci was a featured speaker at the 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards.
    • Contributor: Baldacci, David
    • Date: 2013-11-04
  • Collection
    Sonny Burgess and the Pacers Sonny Burgess and the Pacers perform rockabilly music from Arkansas, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Burgess, Sonny - Pacers (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2006-10-18
  • Film, Video
    Scott Spencer: 2010 National Book Festival Author Scott Spencer speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Spencer, Scott
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Poets & Patriotism: The 200th Birthday of the Star-Spangled Banner Internationally-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson presented a special program commemorating the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. The program included American music from colonial days to the present, rare historical documents from the Library's extensive collections. Hampson was joined by the University of Michigan Alumni Chorus, Mark Clague (University of Michigan) and pianist Matthew Thompson.
    • Date: 2014-07-03
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    Exploring Waldseemuller's World: Changes and Revolutions 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.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-05-15
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    No Greater Challenge: Assessing Legal Responses to Terrorism The Law Library of Congress presented a lecture by James Renwick. Renwick is an Australian barrister and visiting Fulbright Scholar. His lecture, "No Greater Challenge: Assessing Legal Responses to Terrorism," focused on the United Kingdom's and Australia's legislative response to terrorism since 9/11 and the supporting policy issues and how it compares to the response of the United States.
    • Contributor: Renwick, James
    • Date: 2008-01-14
  • Collection
    Surati: Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey Surati performs Indian classial and folk dance from New Jersey, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Surati Dance Group - Roy, Rimli - Surati (Dance Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-11-19
  • Film, Video
    I Juana Live in America: An Immigrant's Creative Journey Award-winning illustrator Juana Medina discussed her work and her artistic journey as a Colombian artist living in the United States.
    • Contributor: Medina , Juana
    • Date: 2016-09-21
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    Walter Isaacson: 2008 National Book Festival Veteran journalist Walter Isaacson appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Isaacson, Walter
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    James Patterson: 2009 National Book Festival Young adult author James Patterson appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Patterson, James
    • Date: 2009-09-26