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Archive: 2024 (8 Posts)

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Chair in Technology and Society Ainissa Ramirez on Why Everyone Deserves a Chance to Find Science Fascinating

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

This is a guest post by Kluge Center Chair in Technology and Society Ainissa Ramirez. Ramirez is an award-winning scientist and science communicator, who is dedicated to making science engaging and meaningful to the general public. A graduate of Brown University, she received her doctorate in materials science from Stanford University. She began her career …

Weather Control, Vichy France, and Early America: A Summer of Research as a Kluge Center Intern

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

Rena Gabber was a Kluge Center intern, where she worked with PhD candidates Adelaide Mandeville of Harvard University and Dan Baker of Cardiff University, as well as Kluge Center Director Kevin Butterfield. Gabber is a senior at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service in International Politics. …

Sweeping view from the floor of a great room, looking upwards past marble columns and arches to a grand golden-colored dome

Roth, the Patient as a Nice Jewish Boy

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

This is a guest post by Sofia Zamora Morales. Sofia is a 2024 Kluge Center spring and summer intern, where she worked with Kluge Fellow Andrew Dean and J. Franklin Jameson Fellow in American History Hardeep Dhillon. She is currently pursuing a BS in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Northeastern University as an Honors student.  …

Sweeping view from the floor of a great room, looking upwards past marble columns and arches to a grand golden-colored dome

Watch Now: The President Richard Nixon Impeachment Inquiry, 50 Years Later

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

On May 4, 2024, the John W. Kluge Center hosted the lawyers, researchers, and other staff who, in 1974, considered the question of whether sufficient evidence existed to impeach President Richard Nixon. They gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of that momentous event. Many were at the beginning of their careers. They took on the …

David Harrington Appointed Kluge Chair in Modern Culture

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to announce the appointment of David Harrington as Kluge Chair in Modern Culture. Harrington is the founder and first violinist of the Kronos Quartet, which since 1973 has produced dozens of albums in a diverse range of styles and commissioned more than 1,000 pieces by composers from all …

Reading Vogue, Then and Now

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

This is a guest post by Samira Spatzek, a Kluge Fellow and a postdoctoral researcher and academic coordinator at the Cluster of Excellence “Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective” at Free University of Berlin, Germany. When Princeton socialite and businessman Arthur B. Turnure ventured to publish a New York social gazette at the …

Highlights from the Kluge Center’s 2023 Events

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

In 2023, the John W. Kluge Center continued its work bringing scholars, writers, and lawmakers to the Library of Congress for public programming that informs, entertains, and shines a spotlight on the collections of the Library. With 2023 behind us, we’ve collected some of our favorite events we’ve hosted in the last year, all available …

Rediscovering Murasaki Ayami: Vogue’s First Asian Author

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

Bela Kellogg is a 2023 Kluge summer intern, where she worked with editor Andrew Breiner and scholar in residence Samira Spatzek. She is currently pursuing a B.A. in English and history of art from the University of Michigan. In addition to being a member of the La Jolla Historical Society’s Historic Preservation Committee, Bela is …