The John W. Kluge Center brings together scholars and researchers from around the world to stimulate and energize one another, to distill wisdom from the Library's rich resources, and to interact with policymakers and the public.
The Kluge Prize: Recognizing Outstanding Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Library of Congress will award one of the largest cash prizes for scholarship—$1.5 million—when it confers the John W. Kluge Prize in September 2015.
#ScholarFest: A Celebration of 15 Years of Extraordinary Scholarship
More than 70 top scholars—all former residents at the Kluge Center—convened on Capitol Hill for a festival of scholarship that celebrated the Kluge Center’s 15th anniversary, June 10-11. About the event
A scholarly blog from the Kluge Center — read the latest post:
Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture Series
The John W. Kluge Center and Daniel K. Inouye Institute announced a five-year lecture series on themes that reflect Sen. Inouye’s legacy of public service and civic engagement. The inaugural event occurred July 8th and featured a conversation between Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell, moderated by Ann Compton. Watch
Astrobiology at the Kluge Center
The Kluge Center’s Astrobiology Program examines the intersection of astrobiology and the humanities. Events continue August 6 with Part III of the Blumberg Dialogue Series.
Watch: The Kluge Center on C-SPAN
Interviews with Kluge scholars about their research at the Kluge Center:
- "Discovering Life in the Universe"
with Astrobiology Chair Steven Dick | Watch
- "Native Americans in 19th Century Washington, D.C."
with Kluge Fellow Joseph Genetin-Pilawa | Watch
- "Herbert Hoover, Henry Wallace, and Cold War America"
with Jameson Fellow Kevin Kim | Watch
- "Social Conservatism and the Reagan Administration"
with AHRC Fellow Will Riddington" | Watch
- "Women's Magazine Writers of the 1920s"
with AHRC Fellow Sophie Oliver | Watch
Read: The Kluge Center on TIME.com
Research at the Kluge Center featured on TIME.com/History:
- "How Future Historians Might Use Your Tweets"
with Kluge Fellow in Digital Studies Katrin Weller | Read
- "What the U.S. Can Learn From a Century of War"
with Kissinger Chair Bradford Lee | Read
- "How Native Americans Shaped Washington, D.C."
with Kluge Fellow Joseph Genetin-Pilawa | Read
- "How Mexican Immigration to the U.S. Has Evolved"
with Kluge Fellow Julia Young | Read
- "How Today’s Ebola Response Reflects the History of Colonialism in Africa"
with Decolonization Seminar participant Jessica-Pearson Patel | Read
About The John W. Kluge Center
Through the vision and generosity of John W. Kluge, the Kluge Center welcomes top scholars in the humanities and social sciences from around the world to conduct research in the Library of Congress collections and engage in dialogue with policymakers and the public.
About the Kluge Center
Read the Kluge Center charter
"Before Trauma: Nostalgia, or the Melancholy of War"
with Kluge Fellow Thomas Dodman
July 30, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Chairs & Fellowships
Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations
Apply by November 1 | Learn more
NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
Apply by December 1 | Learn more
Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies
Apply by December 6 | Learn more
More #ScholarFest Videos
- Session 2 - Life/Past: How We Write About Those Who Came Before Us
- Session 3 - Life/Present: Personal & Cultural Identity in a Multicultural World
- Session 4 - War/Peace: Perspectives on the Concept of World Order from Former Kissinger Chairs
- Session 5 - Right/Wrong: Perspectives on Notions & Morality
July 28, 2015 (15-128)
Third Blumberg Dialogue to Focus on Astrobiology and the Arts
July 27, 2015 (15-127)
Mary Dudziak Named Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance