Connecting American Indian & Federal Libraries: Native American Research & Resources
Presentations on the American Indian Library Initiative (AILI) of FEDLINK, the Federal Library and Information Network. AILI identifies and establishes federal networks of value to American Indian libraries. These include preservation, digitization, cataloging, reference services, event and training opportunities on core information services and access to existing federal resources in legal and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) knowledge collections. The program featured a...
Cultural Heritage Archives Symposium Session 4
Cultural heritage archives symposium, 2013-09-26 to 2013-09-27 | American Folklife Center symposium, 2013-09-26 to 2013-09-27
The Cultural Heritage Archives symposium aimed to energize the discussion of ethnographic archival thought and practice by presenting fresh and dynamic strategies for contemporary archival realities. This segment includes a keynote address by Sita Reddy (Smithsonian Institution) and a panel session on forging archival collaborations and alliances. Speakers included Catherine H. Kerst, Timothy Lloyd, Peter B. Kaufman, Timothy B. Powell, Anna Fariello, Karen Jefferson,...
Various - Bell, Danna C. - Boyd, Douglas A. - Giarlo, Michael J. - Lloyd, Timothy Charles - Meyers, Melanie J. - O'Neal, Jennifer R. - Reddy, Sita - Weiss, Steve - American Folklife Center - United States. Embassy (Kyrgyzstan) - American Folklore Society. Archives and Libraries Section - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement
Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | Civil rights: reflections on memory & history | American Folklife Center lecture, 2012-04-12
A half-century on, what remains to be learned of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement? Plenty, it turns out. Last year historian Joe Mosnier, together with videographer John Bishop, journeyed to twenty states to interview fifty individuals who, most as teenagers or young adults, gave themselves over to the civil rights struggle. This testimony -- urgent and immediate, but also refracted by memory and time...
Mosnier, Joe - Mosnier, Joseph
Fostering the Transatlantic Dialogue on Digital Heritage & EU Research Infrastructure
This program features advances in European Union (EU) framework initiatives for digital infrastructures that preserve and provide access to heritage data. The event covered the current landscape of EU research infrastructures in heritage science, centering on the beginning of the Horizon2020 framework program, with a special focus on research infrastructures for digital heritage. Challenges and successes associated with the development and use of digital...
Muslim American Journeys Listening Event
This public listening event showcased narratives from the American Folklife Center's StoryCorps collection that illustrate the diversity of Muslim-American cultural identity. The event combined collective listening to story segments from the Muslim-American Leadership Allilance collection, short audience engagement activities facilitated by a panel and a short presentation on folklife resources for ethnographic fieldwork.
Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman ...
Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman - Mayrent, Sherry L. - Newman, Roberta - Pearlstein, Peggy K. - Rein, David M. - Russo, Alexander - Sapoznik, Henry - Seigel, Amanda - Sokolow, Pete - Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron - Ticktin, Max D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Yiddish of Greater Washington Inc - University of Wisconsin. Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
Other Cultures Within: Beyond the Naming of Things
How do practices and theories relating to the nation and transnational flows, movements, and institutions function to include/exclude communities--for instance, diasporic communities. How have ideas of creolization, multiculturalism, interculturality contributed to (or limited) possibilities, and what do they promise for the future? What role does intercultural translation that is attentive to "other cultures within" play? How do we carry on the urgent re-configuring required...
Ethel Payne, First Lady of the Black Press
James McGrath Morris discussed his new book "Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press." Payne was a journalist as a reporter for the Chicago Defender. In those pages, she continually urged President Dwight D. Eisenhower to support desegregation. She continued throughout her career to report on the struggles of the civil rights era, and her work is credited...
Morris , James McGrath
GIS Day 2017: Humanities and Technology (Afternoon)
Afternoon session of a daylong event highlighting geographic information technology and its impact on the work of policymakers, researchers and librarians in Washington and nationwide. Speakers included John Hessler and Owen Williams.
A Bullet in the Chamber: The Politics of Catastrophe & the Declaration of World War I
As members of Congress gathered in April 1917 to decide whether to declare war on Germany, some legislators arrived with battle scars. For Civil War veterans, the memory of that catastrophic war would inform their understanding of a new conflict. Historian Mary Dudziak revealed what it would take to generate sufficient support to enter a faraway war: a politics of catastrophe.
Georgian Papers Programme Public Symposium
The Library's John W. Kluge Center sponsored a symposium featuring scholars who were recently among the first to examine the papers of King George III, the English monarch in power when the American colonies declared independence, in the Georgian Papers at England's Windsor Castle. The Library of Congress partnered with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and King's College London to...
Preserving Public Broadcasting at 50 Years
The Library of Congress and Boston's WGBH celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 with a series of panels featuring pioneers and experts in public broadcasting. The symposium included discussions on news and public affairs talk shows, documentaries and educational uses of public broadcasting. Speakers included Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Letitia King, Jon Abbott, Newton Minow,...
Ameen Rihani: The Book of Khalid
The Library of Congress and the Ameen Rihani Institute presented a symposium on the 100th anniversary of the first Arab-American novel, Ameen Rihani's "The Book of Khalid."
The Juneteenth Book Festival Symposium on Black Literature & Literacy
A day-long symposium on Juneteenth, one of the oldest observances marking the end of the enslavement of African descendants in the United States. The holiday has been celebrated in Galveston, Texas, since June 19, 1865, when news of the Emancipation Proclamation first was announced in Texas. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom with an emphasis on education and literacy. The opened with a history...
Assyrian Culture in the Middle East and in Diaspora
Fadi Davood from the University of Toronto presented "Of Patriarchates and their place in Assyrian Identity." Alda Benjamen from the University of Pennsylvania Museum & Smithsonian Institution presented "Between Negotiation and Resistance: Baghdadi Assyrian intellectuals (1970s-1980s)." Eden Naby presented "Preservation of Aramaic through Word and Music." Third of three sessions in a daylong symposium.