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May 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

May 2019 is here, and along with the warmer weather, the Kluge Center has welcomed five new fellows into residence. Here are a few of the projects that they will be working on: Cydonie Banting, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from King’s College London. During her residency, Cydonie will conduct research […]

Connections in Sound: Irish traditional music at AFC

The following post was written by Meghan Ferriter and originally appeared on The Signal. Patrick Egan is a scholar and musician from Ireland, currently serving as Kluge Fellow in Digital Studies at the Kluge Center. He has recently submitted his PhD in digital humanities with ethnomusicology in at University College Cork. Patrick’s interests over the […]

Conflict, Fortresses, and Threat Environments in the Ancient Maya World

Stephen Houston is the Library of Congress Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas, as well as Dupee Family Professor of Social Science at Brown University. In the lead-up to Professor Houston’s April 25 event at the Library, titled “Flint, Shield, and Fire: Exploring Ancient Maya Warfare,” I […]

What Did Ancient Americans Find Funny?

Stephen Houston is the Library of Congress Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas, as well as Dupee Family Professor of Social Science at Brown University. In the lead-up to Professor Houston’s April 25 event at the Library, titled “Flint, Shield, and Fire: Exploring Ancient Maya Warfare,” I […]

Reflecting on Earthrise

Bruce Clarke is the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, as well as Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science at Texas Tech University. On April 23, Clarke will host a discussion titled Earthrise: Celebrating the Photograph that Changed (How We View) the World at 4pm in room LJ-119 at the […]

Anxiety and Ambivalence in the Asia-Pacific region: The Dark Shadow of U.S.-China Strategic Competition

The following is a guest post by Minxin Pei, Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-China relations. Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 professor of government and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He is also a non-resident senior fellow with the Asia program at […]

The Kluge Fellowship: Applications are Open and the Criteria Have Changed

Applications are now open for Kluge Fellowships at the John W. Kluge Center. Fellowships are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences, with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. The application deadline is July 15, 2019, and you can apply online […]

April 2019 Kluge Arrivals

Spring has arrived, and with the Cherry Blossoms at their peak, the Kluge Center has welcomed three new scholars into residence in April 2019. Here are the projects they will be working on: Rebecca Iszatt, our first incoming Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from the University of Leeds. During her residency, Rebecca […]

Can social media save UK politics from Brexit?

This is a guest post by Helen Margetts, John W. Kluge Center Chair in Technology and Society at the Library of Congress. Margetts is a Professor of Internet and Society at the University of Oxford, and served as Director of the Oxford Internet Institute from 2011 to 2018. Her most recent book, “Political Turbulence: How […]