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New Video: Confucianism as a Religious Tradition

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:21:37 -0500

Peng Guoxiang discussed Confucianism as a religious and philosophical tradition.

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New Video: Cellist Steven Isserlis

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:20:50 -0500

Cellist Steven Isserlis discussed his work as a cellist, chamber musician and author, in conjunction with a performance in the Coolidge Auditorium with pianist Connie Shih.

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New Video: The Final Years of Pilgrimage

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:20:10 -0500

The Library of Congress holds significant manuscript materials for one of Liszt's most important piano cycles: the third and final book of the "Annees de pelerinage" ("Years of Pilgrimage"). In this presentation, David H. Plylar of the music division takes a close look at some of Liszt's earlier ideas, exploring the creative process that yielded these visionary late works and performing excerpts on piano.

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New Video: The Sarajevo Assassination

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:19:18 -0500

How has the Sarajevo assassination been remembered, represented and imagined since it first entered human consciousness as an act of world historical significance? By examining literature, film, monuments, museums and history writing itself, Paul Miller showed how the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 has transcended history to enter the realm of mythology.

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New Video: Cambodian Dancers Oral History

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:18:28 -0500

The Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers and Chum Ngek Ensemble discussed their art and history.

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New Video: Thomas Wilkins Interview (correction)

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:45:42 -0500

Thomas Wilkins discussed his career as an orchestral conductor and the opportunities available to American orchestras for reimagining community engagement in the 21st century. This interview was conducted as part of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras, made possible by Washington Performing Arts and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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New Video: Thomas Wilkins Interview

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:24:31 -0500

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New Video: Oedipus in Brooklyn & Other Stories

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:23:52 -0500

Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub discussed their translation of the Yiddish book, "Oedipus in Brooklyn" by Blume Lempel.

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New Video: Effects of PTSD & VTCs on Crime & Recidivism

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:23:12 -0500

A panel of renowned experts discussed the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on veterans and how the Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC) support those who have run afoul of the law by proving appropriate treatment.

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New Video: Miles & Trane as Living Ancestors

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:21:54 -0500

Ingrid Monson lectured on Miles Davis and John Coltrane, describing them as "living ancestors" who are at the heart and soul of jazz history. This lecture was presented in commemoration of what would have been the artists' 90th birthdays. Presented in association with the Reva and David Logan Foundation.

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New Video: North Korea Without Kim II-Sung

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:57:29 -0500

Andre Schmid argued that the type of North Korean materials available in the Library of Congress enable us to understand the early history of North Korea without always returning to the words and "guidance" of Kim II-Sung.

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New Video: Time and Timelessness

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:56:19 -0500

Peter Zilahy's talk focused on narratives of time and timelessness through the filter of art, science and philosophy, and swept through the works of Dostoevsky, Kafka and Nabokov, among others.

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New Video: Consuelo Hernandez Reads César Vallejo

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:55:31 -0500

For this bilingual reading, Consuelo Hernandez read selections from the work of César Vallejo one of Latin America's most beloved 20th century poets. She followed the homage by reading from her own work. (In English and Spanish)

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New Video: Fabriano, CIty of Papermaking

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:54:36 -0500

Sylvia Rodgers Albro detailed technical advancements introduced in the Italian city of Fabriano, including machinery and equipment, use of watermarks and improvements in the physical processes of papermaking.

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New Video: Cultural Emergency Preparedness Community

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:56:32 -0500

The Library of Congress celebrates Preservation Week with this lecture as the IFLA PAC (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions - Preservation and Conservation) center for the U.S.A. and Canada. This presentation presented details on a variety of new initiatives that are working to broaden cooperation in disaster planning and recovery.

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New Video: Mapping the Great War

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:55:30 -0500

A cartographic specialist and a military historian discuss maps and mapping during World War I.

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New Video: Religion in American History

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:54:41 -0500

As part of the annual meeting of the Library's Scholars Council, a panel of noted historians discussed the affect of religion and religious beliefs during moments of crisis and opportunity in American history.

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New Video: Mapping the Wilderness of Knowledge

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:53:56 -0500

Panelists discussed the challenges of managing the "firehose of information" that is modern library collections, from using printed catalog cards to the development of MARC and BIBFRAME. The event began with an overview of the new book, "The Card Catalog: Cards, Books, and Literary Treasures," co-published by Chronicle Books in association with the Library of Congress.

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New Video: Open Mic with Jayme Stone

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:53:10 -0500

Jayme Stone discussed his discoveries in the AFC archive. He focused on his re-imagining of archival recordings, specifically Alan Lomax recordings. Stone also discussed his performing career in general and how the Lomax Project has affected his career trajectory.

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New Video: Speak the People / the Spark / el Poema

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:14:27 -0500

The Library of Congress honored Juan Felipe Herrera upon the conclusion of his second term as the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry with a series of celebratory events.

Click here to watch the panel discussion and performance by Quetzal.
Click here to watch the performance of the Fresno State Chamber Singers.

New Video: Babel Through Jewish Latin-American Eyes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:11:06 -0500

Mirta Kupferminc discussed her works based on Jewish texts and their impact on contemporary universal artists. Tova Shvartzman discussed the Tower of Babel, as it appears in the Bible, in conjunction with "The Library of Babel" by Jorge Luis Borges.

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New Video: Cultural Heritage & Data

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:04:21 -0500

This international symposium aims at celebrating the outcomes of the transatlantic dialogue in the Heritage Sciences, the scientific cross-cutting domain embracing a wide range of research disciplines supporting various aspects of tangible and intangible cultural heritage conservation, interpretation, and management.

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Click here to watch the afternoon session.

New Video: Transcontinental Comparative Literature

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:59:48 -0500

Using Arabic, English and French from the late 18th through the early 20th centuries,Shaden M. Tageldin traces the rise of modern comparative literature to a new global regime in which a language acquired power in the world (empire) insofar as it held the power to capture the world "exactly" (empiricism).

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New Video: Musicians from Marlboro Interview

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:22:54 -0500

Members of Musicians from Marlboro discuss their work as chamber musicians, the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont and the creative environment at summer music festivals.

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New Video: How I Found my Jewish American Family

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:21:25 -0500

Daniel Horowitz spoke about how to conduct genealogy research.

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