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New Resource Guide Highlights Kislak Chair Simon Martin

In September, the John W. Kluge Center welcomed Simon Martin, anthropologist and specialist in Maya hieroglyphic writing, as the second Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas. He is working on a project called “Articulations of Power Among the Classic Maya.”

We’ve created a resource guide, highlighting information about Martin, the Kislak Chair position, and the Jay I. Kislak collection, which contains incredible treasures from the early Americas. It is an especially exciting time to launch this resource guide as we honor National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Click here to visit the resource guide and learn more about the Kislak Chair and The John W. Kluge Center.

And check this link in the future, where we will be publishing more resources on other scholars!

The Assyrians, Between the State and the Opposition

Alda Benjamen is a Kluge Fellow, and was most recently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. She studies the Modern Middle East and Iraqi history, focusing on minoritization and pluralism in bilingual communities, as well as identity, memory and cultural heritage, and women and gender issues. Her current project is titled Negotiating […]

Watch: Chair in US-Russia Relations Breaks Down Whether Sanctions on Russia are Working

In February, the John W. Kluge Center brought together experts on US-Russia relations to discuss the efficacy of the ongoing sanctions on Russia. Jim Goldgeier, the most recent Library of Congress Chair in US-Russia Relations, started off the talk by explaining the significance of the topic. “Given the role of Congress in this, and given […]

Watch: David Axelrod and Karl Rove Discuss Leadership in an Age of Political Conflict With Ann Compton

On July 16, Karl Rove and David Axelrod delivered the fifth annual Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture in the Library of Congress’s Coolidge Auditorium. Ann Compton, former ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent, moderated the conversation between the two political strategists. Axelrod and Rove reminisced about their days advising presidents, and explored the current political climate, […]

Kluge Center Welcomes Rolena Adorno, Maya Jasanoff, and Melvin L. Rogers

The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to announce the arrival of three new scholars in residence at the Library of Congress. Rolena Adorno was appointed as Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South. Adorno is Sterling Professor of Spanish at Yale University and the author of Colonial Latin American LIterature: A Very […]

Video: Experts on U.S. Politics Discuss Political Polarization

On March 21, the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress hosted American University Government Professor David C. Barker, author (with Morgan Marietta) of One Nation, Two Realities (2019), and University of Maryland Government Professor Lilliana Mason, author of Uncivil Agreement (2018), two nationally recognized experts on political polarization. In conversation with Kluge […]

Can social media save UK politics from Brexit?

This is a guest post by Helen Margetts, John W. Kluge Center Chair in Technology and Society at the Library of Congress. Margetts is a Professor of Internet and Society at the University of Oxford, and served as Director of the Oxford Internet Institute from 2011 to 2018. Her most recent book, “Political Turbulence: How […]

Making Black History Accessible, Through the Library of Congress

Jesse J. Holland joined Adam Rothman, former Kluge Center Distinguished Visiting Scholar, for “African American Passages: Black Lives in the 19th Century,” hosted by the John W. Kluge Center in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress on February 21 this year. Holland and Rothman discussed their experiences using the Library’s collections to […]

The Puzzle of Weak Parties and Strong Partisanship

The following is a guest post by Julia Azari, a professor in the Department of Political Science at the Marquette University and 2019 Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the John W. Kluge Center. Partisanship shapes American politics, and, indeed, many parts of everyday life. Americans are increasingly negative about the possibility of their children marrying someone […]