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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 […]

Seminoles: Power Brokers in the Florida Borderlands

When I found out that Kluge Fellow John Paul Nuño, who is an Associate Professor of History at California State University, Northridge, was using a borderlands framework to inform his research on socio-political processes affecting Americans Indians, I wanted to learn more about his topic and methodology. In November, which was Native American History Month, […]

Did the Earliest Printers Know What Print Was? What a 15th Century Book from the Netherlands Can Tell Us About Culture and Innovation

This is a guest post by Kluge Fellow Anna Dlabacova, Assistant Professor and postdoctoral researcher at Leiden University. She is researching a project titled “Inspiring, Innovative, and Influential: The Role of Gerard Leeu’s Incunabula in Late Medieval Spirituality and Devotional Practice.” She hopes to advance study on the role that incunabula from the Netherlands played […]

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 […]

New Resource Guide Highlights Kislak Chair Simon Martin

In September, the John W. Kluge Center welcomed Simon Martin, anthropologist and specialist in Maya hieroglyphic writing, as the second Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas. He is working on a project called “Articulations of Power Among the Classic Maya.” We’ve created a resource guide, […]

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 […]

The Assyrians, Between the State and the Opposition

Alda Benjamen is a Kluge Fellow, and was most recently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. She studies the Modern Middle East and Iraqi history, focusing on minoritization and pluralism in bilingual communities, as well as identity, memory and cultural heritage, and women and gender issues. Her current project is titled Negotiating […]

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.” […]

Parallel Worlds and the Digital Age: Representing Audio Collections with Digital Data at the American Folklife Center and Beyond

This is a guest post by Patrick Egan (Pádraig Mac Aodhgáin), a researcher and musician from Ireland, former Kluge Center Fellow in Digital Studies and currently on a Fulbright Tech Impact scholarship. He recently submitted his PhD in digital humanities with ethnomusicology to University College Cork. Patrick’s interests over the past number of years have […]