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For Women’s History Month 2016

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This blog is written in recognition of Women’s History Month, which in the U.S. is celebrated during March. For over two hundred years, the Library of Congress, the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States, has been gathering materials necessary to tell the stories of women in America and around the world. Library staff have also developed a bound volume entitled “American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women’s History and Culture in the United States” and an online “Wise Guide” titled “American Women . . . A Guide to Their History.”

Many Kluge Center scholars draw on these rich resources to study the lives of women. In turn, they are able to weave women’s lives into the rich tapestry that is all of human history. Among the Center’s residents, who have accomplished this are:

  • Emma Adlard
    British Research Council Fellow, 2011, Kings College London, “Elizabeth Coolidge’s Patronage of Early Twentieth Century French Musical Culture.”
  • Jennifer Allan
    British Research Council Fellow, 2011, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, “An Exploration of the Presentation of the Female Body in Vernacular Visual Media at Times of Crisis in the History of Modern Japan.”
  • Rachel Bohlmann
    J. Franklin Jameson Fellow in American History, 2008, Newberry Library, “The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in Chicago.”
  • Alice Brooke
    British Research Council Fellow, 2010, Merton College, University of Oxford, “The Religious Drama of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz”
  • Madisson Brown
    British Research Council Fellow, 2010, Birkbeck College, University of London, “Gendering the Women’s Movement: Prostitution and Women’s Higher Education in Britain and America 1830-1900.”
  • Eleanor Careless
    British Research Council Fellow, 2015, University of Sussex, “The Poet Muriel Rukeyser and the Carceral Subject.”
  • Rosamund Cole
    British Research Council Fellow, 2014, Royal Northern College of Music, “A Study of the Lilli Lehmann Diaries.”
  • Kimberly Coles
    Kluge Fellow, 2005, California State University, Bakersfield, “Making Sects: Women as Reformers, Writers, and Subjects of Reformation England.”
  • Kathleen M. Crowther-Heyck
    Kluge Fellow, 2006, University of Oklahoma, “Creating Adam and Eve: Body, Soul and Gender in 16th Century Germany.”
  • Amy Crumpton
    Kluge Fellow, 2003, American Association for the Advancement of Science, “Barry Commoner and Margaret Mead (1958-1968): Relations between Science, Democratic Organization, and Social Change.”
  • Kirsty Day
    British Research Council Fellow, 2013, University of Leeds, “The Identities of Franciscan Dynastic Nunneries in the Polish Dukedoms c. 1245-1322.”
  • Katherine Harper
    British Research Council Fellow, 2006, University of York, “Periodicals and the Literary Circle of Frances Taylor,”
  • Althea Legal-Miller
    British Research Council Fellow, 2006, King’s College London, ” Eyes on the Girl: African American Girlhood and the Visual Politics of Racial Equality
  • Emma Milne
    British Research Council Fellow, 2015, University of Essex, “Infanticidal Mothers: An Examination of the Responses by the Criminal Justice System in the State of Maryland and U.S. Federal Law.”
  • Sophie Oliver
    British Research Council Fellow, 2013, Royal Holloway, University of London, “Djuna Barnes and Transatlantic Fashions.”
  • Jeong-Mi Park
    Kluge Fellow, 2015, Hanyang University, “The Toleration-Regulation Regime: A Comparative Historical Sociology of Prostitution Policies in Northeast Asia after WWII.”
  • Janet Roseman
    David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, 2006, Brown University Medical School, “Martha Graham and the Southwest.”
  • Natalie Rouland
    Kluge Fellow, 2013, Wellesley College, “Dancing Enigma: Ida Rubinstein and the Russian Tradition.”
  • Camilla Sutherland
    British Research Council Fellow, 2013, University College London, “Making an Imprint: Responses to Women Artists’ Work in Latin American Print Media, 1925-1950.”
  • Imaobong Umoren
    British Research Council Fellow, 2013, University of Oxford, “The Souls of Black Women Intellectuals: Race, Gender, Class and Empire in the Age of Transnationalism 1928-1950.”
  • Naomi Wood
    British Research Council Fellow, 2010, University of East Anglia, “Ernest, Meet Margaux: A Critical Life of Margaux Hemingway.”
  • Galina Yermolenko
    International Studies Fellow, 2004, DeSales University, “Roxolana: from Slave to Legend.”

It is interesting to note that here at the Kluge Center it has been, to date, women, who have researched nearly all of the topics that pertain specifically to women. There are two exceptions:

  • Luis Castellvi
    British Research Council Fellow, 2015, University of Cambridge, “Baroque Landscapes in the Old World and the New: Gongora, Camargo, Sor Juana.”
  • Roy Tsao
    Kluge Fellow, 2005, Yale University, “The Political Philosophy of Hannah Arendt.”

Fellows All, I leave you to contemplate.

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