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Images of the Earth in American Children’s Books

German Fellow Sibylle Machat has spent the past seven months at the Kluge Center researching images of planet Earth in American children’s books. How Earth looks from space is well-known today; satellite imagery of the planet is now a part of our collective consciousness. But before public access to photographic representations of Earth, how the […]

Meet the 2015 Kluge Fellows

We at the Kluge Center are very pleased to announce our 2015 Kluge Fellows and their research projects. This diverse group of scholars hails from institutions across the U.S. and includes one scholar from Seoul, South Korea. They represent the fields of law, international affairs, sociology, folklore and ethnography and various sub-disciplines of history, including […]

“We Can Make Our Lives Sublime”: Jaroslav Pelikan and a Lifetime of Learning

The following is a guest post by Lauren Sinclair, Program Assistant at The John W. Kluge Center. Jaroslav Pelikan was awarded the Kluge Prize in 2004 for his comprehensive and prolific study of the Christian tradition. Pelikan saw the history of the Christian tradition as a human science, calling it “an almost unique laboratory of […]

The Legacy of the Third World Project 60 Years Later

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 […]

My Kluge Odyssey

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 […]