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Tahir Hemphill Looks Back on his Year at the Kluge Center

As Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Education Tahir Hemphill’s year at the John W. Kluge Center ends, he took the time to share his reflections on his experience with us at The Library of Congress. Hemphill’s capstone event, playtest, was a daylong social sculpture exploring the application of virtual and augmented reality to the humanities, education […]

The Oldest Idea in the World?

The association of directions with colors may be the oldest known set of philosophical ideas in the world, transmitted from ancient Asia to the Americas over 10,000 years ago. Obvious Concepts Some concepts come naturally to humans. In several ancient societies, the moon relates to a goddess, and logically so, for menstruation and lunar cycles […]

January 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

January 2019 is here, and as D.C. celebrated the start of a new year, the Kluge Center welcomed a large number of scholars into residence. Here are the projects that they will be working on: Julia Azari, one of two incoming Distinguished Visiting Scholars, arrived from Marquette University. During her residency, Julia will focus on […]

Mme. Christine Lagarde to Deliver Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy and International Relations, Discussing the Role of US Leadership in a Changing World

On Tuesday, December 4, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Mme. Christine Lagarde will deliver the eighth Henry Alfred Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy and International Relations in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress. Madame Lagarde will speak about the changing landscape of the international system and the need for continued creativity in US […]

November 2018 Arrivals at Kluge

November 2018 is here, and with Thanksgiving approaching, the Kluge Center welcomed four new fellows into residence. Here are the projects they will be working on: Gianandrea Nodari, our incoming Kluge Fellow, arrived from El Colegio de Mexico. During his residency, Gianandrea will focus on his project, “The Monetary History of the Mexican Revolution, 1913-1918.” […]

October 2018 Arrivals at Kluge

October 2018 is here, and with the change in leaves approaching, the Kluge Center welcomed five new fellows into residence. Here are the projects that they will be working on: Emma Day, an incoming Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from the University of Oxford. During her residency, Emma will conduct research on […]

From the Director’s Desk

The Kluge Center held a flurry of events in the last week of September, including a discussion with Jonathan Haidt of his book, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” the Symposium “Becoming Interplanetary,” hosted by the NASA/Library of Congress Blumberg Chair in Astrobiology, Lucianne Walkowicz, and a dynamic discussion of the politics and culture of […]

John W. Kluge Prize: Drew Gilpin Faust to Make Case for Study of Humanity

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Drew Gilpin Faust – historian, former Harvard University president and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning book “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War” – will accept the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. The $1 million Kluge Prize, bestowed through the generosity of […]

September 2018 Arrivals at Kluge

September 2018 is here, and with summer winding down in D.C., the Kluge Center welcomed six new fellows into residence, including three from our Kluge Fellowship Program. Here are the projects that they will be working on: Joel Blecher, an incoming Kluge Fellow, arrived from George Washington University. During his residency, Joel will conduct research […]