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John W. Kluge Prize: Drew Gilpin Faust to Make Case for Study of Humanity

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Drew Gilpin Faust – historian, former Harvard University president and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning book “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War” – will accept the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity.

The $1 million Kluge Prize, bestowed through the generosity of the late John W. Kluge, recognizes individuals whose outstanding scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has shaped public affairs and civil society. Administered by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, the international prize highlights the value of researchers who communicate not only within the scholarly community but also beyond it.

In accepting the prize, Faust will speak about the importance of the humanities, the challenges facing college and university campuses today, and the questions that have motivated her scholarly work.

Watch the livestream of Faust’s address at loc.gov or on YouTube.

Read an interview with Faust following announcement of the award here.

September 2018 Arrivals at Kluge

September 2018 is here, and with summer winding down in D.C., the Kluge Center welcomed six new fellows into residence, including three from our Kluge Fellowship Program. Here are the projects that they will be working on: Joel Blecher, an incoming Kluge Fellow, arrived from George Washington University. During his residency, Joel will conduct research […]

From the Director’s Desk

The Kluge Center welcomes several accomplished scholars this month. These include two who will be holding new chairs – the Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas and the Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-Russia Relations (funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York). All of […]