Faculty Member Meets with New Librarian of Congress

Khazraee Reports on National Archive of Afghanistan

SLIS Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., presented a report on the National Archive of Afghanistan (NAA) to Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Carnegie Corporation president Vartan Gregorian on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at a reception in Washington, D.C. SLIS Director Kendra Albright, Ph.D., accompanied Khazraee for the presentation.

The report addresses the efforts of Khazraee and others to organize and supervise a team of international scholars to travel to Afghanistan (April 13 - May 4, 2016) to train the staff of the National Archive of Afghanistan in preservation and cataloging of manuscripts. The project was funded by The Islamic Manuscript Association at University of Cambridge, UK, and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at University of Maryland.