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February 2020 Arrivals at Kluge

The Kluge Center welcomes six new fellows into residence this February. Get to know them and the projects they will be working on. Michael Collins, a Kluge Fellow, comes to the Kluge Center from the University of Gottigen. Michael will work on his project, “From Boycotts to Ballots: Democracy and Social Minorities in Modern India,” […]

January 2020 Arrivals at Kluge

The Kluge Center welcomes four new fellows into residence this January. Get to know them and the projects they will be working on. Jamie Fenton, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, will arrive from Cambridge University. Jamie will work on a project titled, “‘On Whose Forbidden Ear’: Hearing and Its Limits in the […]

Fall 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

The Kluge Center welcomes four new fellows into residence this October and November. Get to know them and the projects they will be working on. David Johnson, a J. Franklin Jameson Fellow in American History, will arrive from Rice University in November. David will work on a project titled, “Descent into the Lowcountry: Enslaved Native […]

Will AI Become Conscious? A Conversation with Susan Schneider

Susan Schneider is associate professor of philosophy and the director of the A.I., Mind and Society Group at the University of Connecticut. She was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Kluge Center in the spring and will be back in residence as the Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology beginning in October 2019. She […]

September 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

The Kluge Center welcomed a large group of new fellows into residence this September. Get to know them and the projects they will be working on. Gregory Afinogenov, a Kluge Fellow, arrived from Georgetown University. During his residency, Gregory will work on a project titled “Seated at the Right Hand: Russia and World Revolution, 1770-1830.” […]

July 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

The Kluge Center welcomed several new scholars into residence in July. Kate Grady, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from the SOAS University of London to work on her project, “Reappraising the Oil-For-Food Scandal.” She will look at materials used in and generated by the US Congress and Government Accountability Office investigations […]

June 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

The Kluge Center welcomed several new fellows into residence for the summer months. Thomas Bishop, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from the University of Lincoln to work on his research project, “‘Not in my Backyard’: Community Activism and the Decline of Nuclear Power in the American South, 1979-1989.” While at the […]

“Game of Thrones” and Why We Are Still “Dreaming of the Middle Ages”

Like almost everyone else these days, we at the Kluge Center have been talking about “Game of Thrones.” An exchange with historian Lev Weitz inspired this blog conversation. Lev is a Kluge Fellow and is Assistant Professor of History and Director of Islamic World Studies at the Catholic University of America. The text of our conversation […]