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Watch: Drew Gilpin Faust on her history with the Library of Congress

When Drew Gilpin Faust – historian, former Harvard University president, and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning book This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War – accepted the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity, she took some time to sit down with us to discuss the Library of Congress and the role of scholarship and the humanities in the world today.

Here is Faust on the Library of Congress, which she said is, “very dear to my heart, and a place where I have done research since the very beginning of my career as a historian.”

Keep an eye out here for more excerpts from our interview with Faust.

Watch: Drew Gilpin Faust’s Speech Accepting the Kluge Prize

On September 12, 2018, Drew Gilpin Faust – historian, former Harvard University president and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning book “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War” – accepted the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. In her acceptance speech, she made an impassioned case for the […]

Tahir Hemphill Looks Back on his Year at the Kluge Center

As Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Education Tahir Hemphill’s year at the John W. Kluge Center ends, he took the time to share his reflections on his experience with us at The Library of Congress. Hemphill’s capstone event, playtest, was a daylong social sculpture exploring the application of virtual and augmented reality to the humanities, education […]

Images of the Earth in American Children’s Books

German Fellow Sibylle Machat has spent the past seven months at the Kluge Center researching images of planet Earth in American children’s books. How Earth looks from space is well-known today; satellite imagery of the planet is now a part of our collective consciousness. But before public access to photographic representations of Earth, how the […]