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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 …

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Kluge Center Welcomes Jeremy Greene

Posted by: Sophia Zahner

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Greene as Distinguished Visiting Scholar. Greene began his time at the Kluge Center in January 2024. Greene, MD, PhD, is the William H. Welch Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine, Director of the Department of …

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 …

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Why Send a Poem Into Space?

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

This is a guest post by Sheri Wells-Jensen, Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation at the Kluge Center. Wells-Jensen is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. A linguist with research interests in phonetics, braille, language creation, and disability …

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The Kluge Center: The History of its Space

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

This is a guest post by Bela Kellogg. Kellogg is a 2023 Kluge Center summer intern, where she worked with Writer-Editor Andrew Breiner and Kluge Fellow Samira Spatzek. She is currently pursuing a BA in English and history of art from the University of Michigan. In addition to being a member of the La Jolla …

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

Of Astronettes and Parastronauts

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

This is a guest post by Sheri Wells-Jensen, Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation at the Kluge Center. Wells-Jensen is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. A linguist with research interests in phonetics, braille, language creation, and disability …

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On Young Black Scholars Navigating Historically White Places 

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

This is a guest post by Shealyn Fraser. Fraser is a 2023 Kluge summer intern, where she worked with Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History Tamika Y. Nunley on her projects examining Black women’s knowledge of the law and reproductive rights. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in American Studies …

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Kluge Center Welcomes New Chairs for Fall 2023

Posted by: Sophia Zahner

Jacob Berkowitz The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacob Berkowitz as Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation. Berkowitz will begin his time at the Kluge Center this October. Berkowitz is the author of three science-based books, including …