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The John W. Kluge Prize: Celebrating the Impact of Knowledge on Society and Governance

After a rigorous months-long selection process, Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, will announce the winner of the 2020 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity on June 22. Understanding how the Kluge Prize fits into the mission of the Library requires a brief historical excursion. The Importance of Knowledge to the […]

Carl Elliott Answers Five Questions About COVID-19 and the Ethics of Medical Research

Carl Elliott is Professor in the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Pediatrics, and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He is the recipient of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award. Elliott is the […]

Kluge Chair Ken Pomeranz Wins 2021 Toynbee Prize

The John W. Kluge Center extends its congratulations to Kenneth Pomeranz for winning the 2021 Toynbee Prize. The Toynbee Prize is awarded biennially by the Toynbee Prize Foundation “for work that makes a significant contribution to the study of global history.” Pomeranz joins a distinguished recent Toynbee Prize recipients that include Lauren Benton, Dipesh Chakrabarty, […]

Part Two: Ken Pomeranz Answers Five Questions About China’s Early Economy

This is part two of a two-part interview. Read the first part here. DT: We’ve covered philosophical traditions, and some key texts about commerce. What about banking and currency? What were the media of exchange? How did they develop over time? One thing that is striking, especially to somebody who is familiar with monetary history […]

Ken Pomeranz Answers Five Questions About China’s Early Economy

Kenneth Pomeranz is a University Professor of History at the University of Chicago. His work focuses on China, and on comparative and world history. He has researched and written about social, economic, and environmental history, as well as state formation, imperialism, religion, gender, and other topics. As the Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of […]

The First Woman Director and the Beginning of Cinema

Kim Tomadjoglou is an audio-visual curator-archivist specializing in rights clearances, preservation, collections management, and museum programming and has curated retrospectives at museums and festivals internationally. She has served as director of the American Film Institute’s National Collection and as principal liaison to the Library of Congress, where she was a 2019 Kluge Fellow. First, can […]

Announcing the 2020 Kluge Fellowship Selectees

The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to announce the newest cohort of Kluge Fellows at the Library of Congress. Each year, we consider dozens of applications from scholars in the social sciences and humanities for the Kluge Fellowship, eventually selecting 12 that are best-suited to the Library’s collections and the Kluge Center’s mission. Applications […]