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From the Director’s Desk

The Kluge Center welcomes several accomplished scholars this month. These include two who will be holding new chairs – the Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas and the Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-Russia Relations (funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York). All of […]

August 2018 Arrivals at Kluge

August 2018 is here, and with summer in full swing in D.C., the Kluge Center welcomed six new fellows into residence, including five from our Kluge Fellowship Program. Here are the projects that they will be working on: Alda Benjamen, an incoming Kluge Fellow, arrived from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. During her residency, Alda […]

July 2018 Arrivals at Kluge

July 2018 is here, and while D.C. residents threw barbecues and watched fireworks for the Fourth, the Kluge Center welcomed three new scholars into residence. Here are the projects that they will be working on: Tamika Galanis, our incoming Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection, arrived from Duke University. […]

Can Big Data Save Us from Ourselves? A Conversation About Information, Democracy, and Dystopia

On a rainy day in late spring, a pan-Asian noodle restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue offered the perfect nook for a spirited conversation about big data, algorithms, and the construction of our legal and social realities. Among those at the table with me were Martin Hilbert, who was a Kluge Distinguished Visiting Scholar and is Associate […]

From the Director’s Desk

The Kluge Center was the focus of national attention in mid-June when the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced the winner of the Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. Drew Gilpin Faust, historian and outgoing president of Harvard University, embodies the combination of renowned scholarship and public impact that defines the Prize. […]

June 2018 Arrivals at Kluge

June 2018 is here, and as D.C. celebrated the Capitals’ Stanley Cup championship run, the Kluge Center welcomed several new scholars into residence. Here are the projects that they will be working on: Emily Baughan, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from the University of Sheffield. During her residency, Emily will conduct […]

The John W. Kluge Prize: Q&A with Drew Gilpin Faust

The following is a repost from the Library of Congress blog. Today, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that Drew Gilpin Faust—historian, Harvard University president and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning book “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War”—will receive the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. […]

From the Director’s Desk

As anticipated in last month’s blog, the Kluge Center held numerous events in May, including a conversation with Anne Applebaum, author and Washington Post columnist, on disinformation and the threat to democracy. Over 130 people were in attendance. Seth Masket, Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance, also drew a large crowd discussing the future […]

Drawing on Jeffersonian Traditions, the Kluge Prize Celebrates the Impact of Knowledge on Society and Governance

After an extensive selection process, Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, will announce the winner of the 2018 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity on June 12. The Prize comes with a $1 million award. Understanding how the Kluge Prize fits into the mission of the Library requires a brief […]