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The Best of our Blog 2015

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Finish 2015 with some of the best posts from our blog, “Insights.” Don’t forget to keep up with the Kluge Center in real time by following us on Twitter: @KlugeCtr.

From our blog:

While conducting research in the Library, scholar Ben Reed discovered a manuscript that traces an Archbishop’s tour through Mexico in the 1680s.

In an interview, historian Jessica Pearson-Patel discussed the historical parallels between the Ebola response and responses to other transnational diseases.

Historian Julia Young researched the history of Mexican immigration to the United States in the early 20th century.

We marked our first-ever #ScholarFest, a celebration of fifteen years of the Kluge Center featuring more than 70 Kluge scholars past and present.

Information scientist Katrin Weller discussed how to preserve today’s social media for tomorrow’s scholars and researchers.

We announced the recipients of this year’s Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity, philosophers Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor.

Journalist and author Gregg Jones retraced the lives of a lost WWII bomber crew.

The Kluge Center also launched a collaboration with this year to showcase scholarly research from the Center. Posts on refugees post-WWII, the origins and legacy of the ‘Third World’, the transformation of African American life after the Civil War, and Native Americans in Washington, D.C. can be viewed on

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From all of us at the Center, our best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.

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