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Celebrating 15 Years of Scholarship with #ScholarFest, June 10-11

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

Seventy top scholars in foreign policy, history, ethics, religion and other fields within the humanities and social sciences will convene on Capitol Hill over a two-day period to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress with the premiere #ScholarFest, a unique mixture of rapid-fire dialogues, panels and …

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More than a Millionaire!

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

The following is a guest post by Dr. Jane McAuliffe, Director of The John W. Kluge Center. Later this year, the Librarian of Congress will make someone a millionaire. No, this noble institution has not suddenly entered the world of TV games shows nor, for those of you whose memories reach back to the 1950s, …

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Library of Congress to Award $1.5 Million Kluge Prize in 2015

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

The Kluge Center is pleased to announce that the Library of Congress will award one of the largest cash prizes for scholarship in the humanities and social sciences when it confers its John W. Kluge Prize in September 2015. The John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity and its accompanying $1.5 …

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The Best of our Blog 2014

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

Finish 2014 with some of the best posts from our new blog, “Insights.” Don’t forget to keep up with the Kluge Center in real time by following us on Twitter: @KlugeCtr. From all of us at the Center, our best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. From our blog: In an interview, Astrobiology …

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Saying Farewell to a Dear Friend

Posted by: Mary Lou Reker

Dr. Thomas (Tom) Mann is our colleague here at the Library of Congress and recently he announced that, after thirty-three years, he will retire in January 2015. All the former researchers whom he has helped as well as this blogger and the rest of the Kluge Center staff will miss him dearly. Most days you …

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New Scholars at the Kluge Center – November 2014

Posted by: Travis Hensley

November was a busy month for the Library and the Kluge Center, with a number of major events including the Gershwin Prize, the opening of the Magna Carta exhibit, and a celebration of the legacy of Vaclav Havel. During this period, The Kluge Center also welcomed four new residents, including our incoming Kissinger Chair as …

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Some of the Books Produced at the Kluge Center

Posted by: Mary Lou Reker

To write what you are interested in writing and to succeed in getting editors to pay for it, is a feat that may require pretty close calculation and a good deal of ingenuity. -Edmund Wilson, Jr. Edmund Wilson, Jr., was a writer-editor and literary critic best known today for his book “To the Finland Station.” …