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Kluge Center Welcomes Dana R. Fisher into Residence

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana R. Fisher as Distinguished Visiting Scholar. Fisher will begin her time in residence in May, 2022. At the Kluge Center, she will work on the book project “Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shocks to Climate Action,” set to …

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How Liberal Protestant Activists Shaped America

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

Gene Zubovich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, as well as a Kluge Fellow at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. He is the author of “Before the Religious Right.”  On April 19, 2022 at 4pm, Zubovich will discuss “Before the Religious …

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Navigating Liberty’s Promise: Black Women in Washington, DC and the End of Slavery

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

Nineteenth-century Washington, DC was home to thousands of enslaved people, as well as a hotbed of abolitionist activism. Black women were subject to incredible levels of legal and social restriction, but found ways to make their own lives within that world. Historian Tamika Nunley’s latest book, At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, and Shifting …

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Register Now for the Kluge Center’s April Events

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

Spring has arrived in Washington, DC, and with it, the Kluge Center is preparing for the return of in-person events here at the Library of Congress. In April alone, the Kluge Center will host four book conversations with authors, as well as the next event in the Pillars of Democracy series. Here is what’s in …

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Steve Swayne Joins John W. Kluge Center as Chair in Modern Culture

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Swayne as Chair in Modern Culture. Swayne, who began his residency in March, is working with the Library’s David Diamond Collection to produce a book on the life and work of the influential 20th century American composer. …

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The Kluge Center Remembers Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright

Posted by: Dan Turello

In 2015, the Inaugural Daniel K. Inouye Lecture featured Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell. We highlight it here again, in memory of two dedicated patriots and public servants who exemplified the spirit of dialogue across partisan divides. For more on the legacy of Madeleine Albright, read this post on the Library of Congress blog.

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Honoring Women’s History: Members of the 117th Congress Share Insights on the Past, Present, and Future of Progress

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

On March 2, the John W. Kluge Center and the Library of Congress Congressional Relations Office hosted West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for conversations with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden on each of their history-making roles as women in US government. This event was part of the …

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Kluge Center Welcomes Elizabeth Currid-Halkett into Residence

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

Kluge Center Welcomes Elizabeth Currid-Halkett into Residence USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett has been appointed as the Kluge Chair in Modern Culture at the John W. Kluge Center. She will begin her term in June 2022. This appointment is awarded to a scholar of significant accomplishment in modern arts and media …