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June 2018 Arrivals at Kluge

June 2018 is here, and as D.C. celebrated the Capitals’ Stanley Cup championship run, the Kluge Center welcomed several new scholars into residence. Here are the projects that they will be working on:

Emily Baughan, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from the University of Sheffield. During her residency, Emily will conduct research on her project, “Other People’s Children: Adoption, Abduction, and the Migration of Children in the British World, 1800-2000.” While in residence, she will use the papers of Anna Freud, the NAACP, the Hillcrest Children’s Center, and Arnold Gesell, as well as online newspaper collections whose research and lobbying altered childrearing practices in Britain and beyond.

Katarzyna Falecka, another AHRC Fellow, arrived from University College London. During her residency, she will work on her research project, “A Transnational Consciousness: Representations of the Algerian War of Independence in American Visual Culture (1954-1989).” Katarzyna will use the cartoons created in response to the war found in the papers of Bill Mauldin, multiple prints and series from the Look Magazine Photograph Collection, and various collections of images of Algerian refugees.

Catharine Franklin, a Kluge Fellow, arrived from Texas Tech University. During her residency, Catharine will spend time on her research project, “Soldiers and Indians: The United States Army and Native Sovereignty, 1862-1902.” While at the Library, Catharine will use the papers of Daniel O. Drennan; Hamilton Fish and Zachariah Chandler, Secretaries of State and Interior under Ulysses S. Grant; and prominent nineteenth-century army officers John M. Schofield, Nelson A. Miles, and Hugh Lenox Scott.

Jeehyun Lim, the last of this month’s new Kluge Fellows, arrived from the University of Buffalo. During her residency, Jeehyun will research her project, “Cold War Internationalism and Racial Liberalism in the Writings of James A. Michener.” She is planning to use the James A. Michener papers, as well as the papers of notable Korean War journalists such as John Osborne and Irving Levine.

Eric Lob, also a Kluge Fellow, arrived from Florida International University. During his residency, he will spend time working on his research project, “Construction Jihad: Rural Development and Regime Consolidation in Revolutionary Iran.” Eric plans to use the Library’s holdings of the magazine Jihad, as well as several works in the general collections related to Construction Jihad, a revolutionary group in Iran dedicated to spreading revolutionary and religious values into the Iranian countryside after the revolution that created the Islamic Republic.

Adam Sammut, an AHRC Fellow, arrived from the University of York. During his residency, Adam will carry out research on his project, “Sacred Commodities in an Age of Iconoclasm: The Dominican Church in Antwerp, 1566-1648.” He will use the Reformation Collection, the Rosenwald Collection, and the Library’s Belgian Collections.

Check back next month for more arriving scholars. Click here for the full list of scholars currently in residence.

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The following is a repost from the Library of Congress blog. Today, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that Drew Gilpin Faust—historian, Harvard University president and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning book “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War”—will receive the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. […]

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2019 Kluge Fellowship Call for Applications

The Kluge Center is now accepting applications for the 2019 round of our Kluge Fellowship. We will be accepting applications through the deadline on July 15, 2018. Additional information on the fellowship, including eligibility requirements, tenure, stipend, and instructions on how to apply, can be found here. For any questions regarding this fellowship or other […]

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What’s on Your Holiday Table? A Conversation About Health, Spirituality, Food, and Farming

I’m talking with three friends who think about, and work with, food, farming, and culture. Catherine Newell is a Larson Fellow who is studying how consumers use scientific concepts about food and diet to build a spiritual practice. Danille Christensen was a Kluge Fellow in 2016. As a folklorist, she investigates the social meanings of food practices and is writing about home […]