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Will AI Become Conscious? A Conversation with Susan Schneider

Posted by: Dan Turello

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 …

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September 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

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.” …

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July 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

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 …

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June 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

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 …

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May 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

May 2019 is here, and along with the warmer weather, the Kluge Center has welcomed five new fellows into residence. Here are a few of the projects that they will be working on: Cydonie Banting, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from King’s College London. During her residency, Cydonie will conduct research …

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April 2019 Kluge Arrivals

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

Spring has arrived, and with the Cherry Blossoms at their peak, the Kluge Center has welcomed three new scholars into residence in April 2019. Here are the projects they will be working on: Rebecca Iszatt, our first incoming Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from the University of Leeds. During her residency, Rebecca …

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African American Passages Episode 3: Robert Pinn’s Left Hand

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

In the third episode of our African American Passages podcast, John W. Kluge Center Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Georgetown University history professor Adam Rothman tells the story of Robert Pinn, Medal of Honor winner and sergeant in the 5th United States Colored Troops. Like many soldiers in the Civil War, Pinn lost the use of …