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Endangered Alphabets and Why We Write - Lecture 2
“Script Invention and Revitalization in Eastern and Northeastern India since 1950”

Wednesday April 14, 2021, 11:00am-12:30pm EDT

The second lecture in this series is "Script Invention and Revitalization in Eastern and Northeastern India since 1950." The recent history of two areas of India—the eastern and northeastern regions—have seen vibrant movements to create or recreate writing systems for languages like Santali and Sora. These efforts by communities who speak these languages provide alternatives to external pressures to render languages in dominant scripts like Devanagari and the roman alphabet.

To register for this free event, please use this link: http://bit.ly/3rniGLx. The event is scheduled to run from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT, including live Q&A after the lecture. Attendees will be able to enter the virtual meeting space from 10:45 a.m. EDT.

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“Endangered Alphabets and Why We Write: A Three-Part Lecture Series” is a co-sponsored event between librarians in The Library of Congress African & Middle Eastern Division, and Asian Division along with the Endangered Alphabets Project, a US-based non-profit organization that supports endangered, minority, and indigenous cultures by preserving their writing systems through original artwork and educational materials. The featured speaker in this lecture series is the project’s director Tim Brookes, while Library of Congress librarians will also speak briefly in each virtual lecture to introduce relevant materials in LC’s collections.

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The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Please request ADA accommodations at least 5 days in advance at 202-707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

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