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The Forgotten Fifties: America’s Decade from Look Magazine

The Forgotten Fifties: America’s Decade from Look Magazine

>>From the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.>>John Cole: Well, good late afternoon. I’m John Cole. I’m the Director for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and I would like to welcome you to a Books and Beyond presentation by the, sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Library’s Publishing Office. The Center for the Book is the reading and literacy promotion arm of the Library of Congress, and we promote books and literacy…

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New Topics in Armenian History & Culture (morning)

New Topics in Armenian History & Culture (morning)

>>From the Library of Congress in Washington DC.>>Well, I’ve said this 21 times before so, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 22nd annual Vardanants Day Lecture Series, Armenian Lecture Series. This year — well, they’re all been special but this year is really special because we have a conference with some of my friends, colleagues and academic types to fill your day talking about Armenian history and culture. But before I began, and before we start this program, I’d like…

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The Fall of the Berlin Wall & the Future of Democracy

The Fall of the Berlin Wall & the Future of Democracy

>>John Haskell: Welcome to the Library of Congress. I’m John Haskell, Director of the Kluge Center. In today’s program, I have, at the end of the dais up here, Hope Harrison, who is a history professor at George Washington University, and the author of After the Fall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present, that just came out. The recipient of fellowships from Fulbright, the Nobel Institute is Oslo, the American Academy in Berlin, Harvard,…

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Craft in America: Veteran Potters Panel Discussion

Craft in America: Veteran Potters Panel Discussion

>>Karen Lloyd: Good afternoon. I’m Karen Lloyd a retired Army Aviation Colonel and Director of the Veterans History Project. On behalf of the Library of Congress and all of our colleagues, I would like to welcome you and thank you for joining us for Craft in America Panel discussion. Today’s panel is the first of our series of Veterans Art Showcase events that we will be hosting this week. The art showcase will show to kickoff our year long anniversary…

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Generations of Samoan Culture & History

Generations of Samoan Culture & History

From the Library of Congress in Washington DC.>>ERIC ELDRITCH: Good afternoon, everyone. As we settle in and begin our program, it’s important to know that we are here in large part due to the interest and energy of an intern at our office, Micaela Viluu. Come on up. Come on up. Her personal interest in research and skill has lead us to today’s program. I ask that you help me to acknowledge in advance the combined efforts of Michaela, Humanity…

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Religion in American History: Moments of Crisis & Opportunity

Religion in American History: Moments of Crisis & Opportunity

>>From the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.>>Good afternoon. Can you all here me all right? I’m Ted Widmer, I’m the brand new Director of the John W. Kluge Center. I want to welcome you all to LJ119 on a day in which we will talk about history, we’re also experiencing some history across the street. I just checked my laptop and the Health Bill just passed 217 to 213. There was a quote last night from a wavering Republican,…

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A Folklorist’s Tale: Stories of Tangible Culture, Intangible Culture & the Politics of Culture

A Folklorist’s Tale: Stories of Tangible Culture, Intangible Culture & the Politics of Culture

>>Elizabeth Peterson: I’m Betsy Peterson, the director of the American Folk Life Center here at the Library of Congress. And on behalf of all the staff, I want to welcome you to the latest presentation in our ongoing Benjamin K. Botkin lecture series. Just a word about the lecture series. The Botkin series allows us at the Folk Life Center to highlight the latest scholarship and the work that leading scholars in the disciplines of folklore, ethnomusicology, oral history, cultural…

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Migration, Asylum & the Role of the State: Defining Boundaries, Redefining Borders

Migration, Asylum & the Role of the State: Defining Boundaries, Redefining Borders

>>From the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.>>Jason Steinhauer: My name is Jason Steinhauer. I’m a program specialist at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Today’s program is presented by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center is a vibrant scholar center on Capital Hill that brings together scholars and researchers from around the world to stimulate an energize one another, to distill wisdom from the library’s rich resources and…

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Read & Meet / Comic Books & Pop Culture: 2019 National Book Festival

Read & Meet / Comic Books & Pop Culture: 2019 National Book Festival

>>Megan Halsband: Hi everyone welcome. My name is Megan Halsband. I’m a reference specialist in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room at the Library of Congress. I have the very good fortune to work with the Library’s comic book collection which I think is why all of you are here today, to talk about comics and pop culture. Hopefully you’ll feel excited about talking about it. And, so don’t save your questions till the end feel free to ask…

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Race in America: 2017 National Book Festival

Race in America: 2017 National Book Festival

>>From the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.>>Steve Inskeep: Michael Eric Dyson is the author of Tears We Cannot Stop, A Sermon to White America. Michael Eric Dyson you may know from television. He’s an ordained minister. Has been an ordained minister for 35 years, since you were seven years old. Is that correct [laughter]?>>Michael Eric Dyson: Bless you [inaudible].>>Steve Inskeep: He’s also a professor of sociology at Georgetown University and has written for the New York Times and many…

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