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Archive: February 2015 (6 Posts)

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War, Trauma, Memory and Art

Posted by: Mary Lou Reker

Recently Tara Tappert, this year’s David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, gave her final presentation at the Kluge Center. Her lecture was titled “Art from War: Documenting Devastation/Realizing Restoration.” The presentation was, as are all presentations by post-doctoral and senior scholars, open to the public and there was a substantial audience there to …

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More than a Millionaire!

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

The following is a guest post by Dr. Jane McAuliffe, Director of The John W. Kluge Center. Later this year, the Librarian of Congress will make someone a millionaire. No, this noble institution has not suddenly entered the world of TV games shows nor, for those of you whose memories reach back to the 1950s, …

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Library of Congress to Award $1.5 Million Kluge Prize in 2015

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

The Kluge Center is pleased to announce that the Library of Congress will award one of the largest cash prizes for scholarship in the humanities and social sciences when it confers its John W. Kluge Prize in September 2015. The John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity and its accompanying $1.5 …

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William Julius Wilson Arrives at the Kluge Center

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

This month the Kluge Center welcomes¬†distinguished sociologist William Julius Wilson as a scholar-in-residence. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington appointed Wilson to the Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance through May 2015. Wilson is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. He is one of 24 University Professors, the …

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Modernism, African Literature and the CIA

Posted by: Travis Hensley

In 2012 and 2013, Dr. Peter Kalliney was a Visiting Fellow at The John W. Kluge Center. Currently the William J. Tuggle Chair in English at the University of Kentucky, during his tenure at the Kluge Center, Kalliney used the Library of Congress collections to research a project entitled, “Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture …

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Ebola, Colonialism, and the History of International Aid Organizations in Africa

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

Historian Jessica Pearson-Patel was one of fifteen emerging scholars to participate in the Eighth International Seminar on Decolonization hosted by the Kluge Center and organized by the National History Center. A scholar of global health and colonial Africa, she has observed the current Ebola outbreak with an eye toward the history of health organizations on …