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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, […]

A Route of Her Own: Women’s Road Narratives in the Library of Congress

This is a guest post by Catherine Morgan-Proux, a French Association of American Studies (AEFA) Fellow at the John W. Kluge Center, from the Université Clermont Auvergne. She is working on a project titled “The Road She Travelled: 20th Century Cultural Representations of Women on the Road.” Morgan-Proux’s work is done as part of The […]

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 […]

Watch: A Celebration of Earthrise

The Earth, blue and luminous, seems to rise above the moon’s surface against the vast blackness of space in the now-iconic photo “Earthrise.” Taken on December 24, 1968, aboard Apollo 8 — the first crewed spacecraft to orbit the moon — the image almost immediately captured the world’s imagination. Since then, it has been credited […]

Christian Monks and Muslim Villagers in Medieval Egypt: A Library of Congress Story

This is a guest post by Lev Weitz, a Kluge Fellow and Assistant Professor of History and Director of Islamic World Studies at the Catholic University of America.    Most visitors think of the Library of Congress as a storehouse for treasures of American history. But the Library is also home to many lesser-known collections […]

Highlighting Kluge Scholars: An Interview With Armando Chávez-Rivera

This is another post in our series “Highlighting Kluge Scholars.” Armando Chávez-Rivera is Associate Professor and Director of the Spanish Program at the University of Houston-Victoria, Texas, and a Scholar in Residence at the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. He earned a master’s degree in Hispanic Lexicography at the Royal Spanish Academy and […]

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 […]

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 […]