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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 […]

“We Can Make Our Lives Sublime”: Jaroslav Pelikan and a Lifetime of Learning

The following is a guest post by Lauren Sinclair, Program Assistant at The John W. Kluge Center. Jaroslav Pelikan was awarded the Kluge Prize in 2004 for his comprehensive and prolific study of the Christian tradition. Pelikan saw the history of the Christian tradition as a human science, calling it “an almost unique laboratory of […]

The Legacy of the Third World Project 60 Years Later

Sixty years ago, representatives from twenty-nine Asian and African nations gathered in Bandung, Indonesia, for the “Conference of Afro-Asian Peoples,” known more colloquially as the Bandung Conference. The conference discussed economic development, trans-racial unity and uplift among Third World nations in the wake of their emergence from colonial rule. Sixty years later, the term Third […]

My Kluge Odyssey

The following is a guest post by Joe Ryan-Hume, 2014 Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellow at The John W. Kluge Center. In 2014 I had the pleasure of completing an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded fellowship at The John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress. A year has passed since then, but […]

Madeleine Albright Returns to the Library of Congress–Where She Wrote Her Dissertation

Earlier this fiscal year–last calendar year–Madeleine Albright sat on the Coolidge Auditorium stage inside the Library of Congress and thanked the Library for helping her to write her doctoral dissertation. “I’d like to thank the Library of Congress,” she said on the morning of November 19, 2014. “I wrote my dissertation on the role of […]

Peter Brown: A Recollection

The following is a guest post by Dr. Jane McAuliffe, Director of The John W. Kluge Center. More years ago than I like to admit, I began graduate work at the University of Toronto in the newly formed Centre for Religious Studies. The director of that fledgling operation was an American scholar of Zoroastrianism, Willard […]