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The Oldest Idea in the World?

The association of directions with colors may be the oldest known set of philosophical ideas in the world, transmitted from ancient Asia to the Americas over 10,000 years ago. Obvious Concepts Some concepts come naturally to humans. In several ancient societies, the moon relates to a goddess, and logically so, for menstruation and lunar cycles […]

January 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

January 2019 is here, and as D.C. celebrated the start of a new year, the Kluge Center welcomed a large number of scholars into residence. Here are the projects that they will be working on: Julia Azari, one of two incoming Distinguished Visiting Scholars, arrived from Marquette University. During her residency, Julia will focus on […]

Kluge Center Event Marks the Centennial of the Paris Peace Conference

On Wednesday, January 16, the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress will host “The United States and the World: Legacies of the Paris Peace Conference”. This event marks the 100th anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference, which ended World War I and previewed many of the issues that would define international affairs […]