News & Events

Official news updates from the African & Middle Eastern Reading Room and library-wide initiatives related to African, Jewish, and Near Eastern topics and collections.

  • Events The African & Middle Eastern Division also regularly organizes programs and events. These events range from research and collection orientations to hosting diplomatic visits from our countries of coverage as well as specialized lectures on contemporary topics of interest to the scholarly community and the public at large. All are welcome to participate in our virtual and in-person programs, and meet the experts and...
  • Event Videos Videos of events organized by the African & Middle Eastern Division are freely available online. The full collection of the AMED's event videos include book talks, lectures, symposia, and signature event series such as Conversations with African Poets and Writers. Videos can be viewed with the section links or below sorted by title and date. African Section event videos | Hebraic Section event videos...
  • Webinars The African & Middle Eastern Division also occasionally hosts webinars, which provide in-depth conversations about and examinations of AMED's collections. The collection of recorded webinars provides assistance to learn more about the Library's African, Jewish, and Middle Eastern language resources.
  • Press Releases In cooperation with the Office of Communications, the African & Middle Eastern Division regularly publishes press releases about its latest activities. Past releases can be viewed below. Those interested in staying informed can also subscribe to the Library’s International Collections blog, “4 Corners of the World,” or follow the Library’s International Collections Facebook page External to learn about new collection acquisitions, little-known items, Library...