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The History of Mexican Immigration to the U.S. in the Early 20th Century

As a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, historian Julia Young is currently researching a new book on Mexican immigration to the U.S. during the 1920s. She sat down with Jason Steinhauer to discuss the history of this migration and the similarities and differences to immigration today. Hi, Julia. By way of background, could […]

Brain, Mind, and Consciousness: A Conversation with Philosopher John Searle

Members of the Library of Congress Scholars Council are appointed by the Librarian of Congress to advise on matters related to scholarship and the Library, with special attention to the Kluge Center and the Kluge Prize. The Council includes distinguished scholars, writers, researchers, and scientists. “Insights” will feature some of the work of this highly-accomplished […]

War, Trauma, Memory and Art

Recently Tara Tappert, this year’s David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, gave her final presentation at the Kluge Center. Her lecture was titled “Art from War: Documenting Devastation/Realizing Restoration.” The presentation was, as are all presentations by post-doctoral and senior scholars, open to the public and there was a substantial audience there to […]

More than a Millionaire!

The following is a guest post by Dr. Jane McAuliffe, Director of The John W. Kluge Center. Later this year, the Librarian of Congress will make someone a millionaire. No, this noble institution has not suddenly entered the world of TV games shows nor, for those of you whose memories reach back to the 1950s, […]

William Julius Wilson Arrives at the Kluge Center

This month the Kluge Center welcomes distinguished sociologist William Julius Wilson as a scholar-in-residence. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington appointed Wilson to the Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance through May 2015. Wilson is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. He is one of 24 University Professors, the […]

Ebola, Colonialism, and the History of International Aid Organizations in Africa

Historian Jessica Pearson-Patel was one of fifteen emerging scholars to participate in the Eighth International Seminar on Decolonization hosted by the Kluge Center and organized by the National History Center. A scholar of global health and colonial Africa, she has observed the current Ebola outbreak with an eye toward the history of health organizations on […]