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Archive: August 2015 (7 Posts)

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New Scholars at the Kluge Center – July / August 2015

Posted by: Travis Hensley

The Kluge Center welcomed six new resident scholars in July and August, including three senior scholars and the first of our 2015 Kluge Fellows. David Hollenbach was named by the Librarian of Congress to the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History this past April, and he arrived in early August. The …

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The Legacy of the Third World Project 60 Years Later

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

Sixty years ago, representatives from twenty-nine Asian and African nations gathered in Bandung, Indonesia, for the “Conference of Afro-Asian Peoples,” known more colloquially as the Bandung Conference. The conference discussed economic development, trans-racial unity and uplift among Third World nations in the wake of their emergence from colonial rule. Sixty years later, the term Third …

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My Kluge Odyssey

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

The following is a guest post by Joe Ryan-Hume, 2014 Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellow at The John W. Kluge Center. In 2014 I had the pleasure of completing an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded fellowship at The John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress. A year has passed since then, but …

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Baruch S. Blumberg: Bold Exploration and Pioneering Research

Posted by: Dan Turello

Our third Blumberg Dialogue in Astrobiology concluded on the afternoon of August 6th, bringing to a close an intense seminar series held this year with scholars from around the country and across disciplines. Designed as a complement to the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, the dialogue series gathered more than 20 …

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Philosophers Habermas and Taylor to Share $1.5 Million Kluge Prize

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

J├╝rgen Habermas and Charles Taylor, two of the world’s most important philosophers, will share the prestigious $1.5 million John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity awarded by the Library of Congress. The announcement was made today by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. They are the ninth and tenth recipients of …

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International Performances Here and Abroad

Posted by: Mary Lou Reker

Every one of the Fellows at the Kluge Center gives a presentation concerning their research while they are at the Library of Congress. Not every one of the Center’s Fellows also appears, however, on an internationally popular television series. BMI-Kluge Fellow Peter Zilahy is an exception. Zilahy was featured on the award-winning CNN program “Parts …