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From the Director’s Desk

The Kluge Center was the focus of national attention in mid-June when the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced the winner of the Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. Drew Gilpin Faust, historian and outgoing president of Harvard University, embodies the combination of renowned scholarship and public impact that defines the Prize. […]

June 2018 Arrivals at Kluge

June 2018 is here, and as D.C. celebrated the Capitals’ Stanley Cup championship run, the Kluge Center welcomed several new scholars into residence. Here are the projects that they will be working on: Emily Baughan, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from the University of Sheffield. During her residency, Emily will conduct […]

The John W. Kluge Prize: Q&A with Drew Gilpin Faust

The following is a repost from the Library of Congress blog. Today, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that Drew Gilpin Faust—historian, Harvard University president and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning book “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War”—will receive the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. […]

From the Director’s Desk

As anticipated in last month’s blog, the Kluge Center held numerous events in May, including a conversation with Anne Applebaum, author and Washington Post columnist, on disinformation and the threat to democracy. Over 130 people were in attendance. Seth Masket, Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance, also drew a large crowd discussing the future […]

Drawing on Jeffersonian Traditions, the Kluge Prize Celebrates the Impact of Knowledge on Society and Governance

After an extensive selection process, Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, will announce the winner of the 2018 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity on June 12. The Prize comes with a $1 million award. Understanding how the Kluge Prize fits into the mission of the Library requires a brief […]

May 2018 Arrivals at Kluge

May 2018 is here, and as D.C. finally shook off winter for good, the Kluge Center welcomed three new scholars into residence. Here are the projects that they will be working on: Seth Masket, our incoming Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance, arrived from the University of Denver. During his residency, Masket will conduct […]

From the Director’s Desk

We hope you have had a chance to attend a recent event sponsored by The Kluge Center. We ended the month of April with Distinguished Visiting Scholar Martin Hilbert taking questions  from me and a public audience on the latest developments in the mining of big data as they pertain to elections and governance. As […]

2019 Kluge Fellowship Call for Applications

The Kluge Center is now accepting applications for the 2019 round of our Kluge Fellowship. We will be accepting applications through the deadline on July 15, 2018. Additional information on the fellowship, including eligibility requirements, tenure, stipend, and instructions on how to apply, can be found here. For any questions regarding this fellowship or other […]

April 2018 Arrivals at Kluge

April 2018 is here, and along with the Cherry Blossoms and warmer weather, the Kluge Center has welcomed five new fellows into residence. Here are a few of the projects that they will be working on: Catriona Gold, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from University College London. During her residency, Catriona […]