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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 John W. Kluge Center
Kluge Prize
Unique Opportunities for Scholars
Lectures and Conversations


The Kluge Center offers public lectures, conferences, discussions and other programs, mostly in support of and based on our residential scholars' work. Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public.

"The American Research University: The Decades Ahead"
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

"1871: The Ruins of Paris"
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

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Chairs & Fellowships

The Kluge Center invites and welcomes more than 100 top scholars per year into periods of residence at the Library of Congress to conduct wide-ranging scholarship and to interact with political Washington. Current opportunities include:

Kluge Fellowships
Deadline July 15

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The Kluge Prize

The Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity recognizes individuals whose outstanding scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has shaped both public affairs and civil society. The Prize is ordinarily a $1 million award. View winners


The Kluge Center blog, "Insights," shares the research of top scholars at the Library of Congress. Read the latest posts:

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The Kluge Center on C-SPAN

Interviews with Kluge scholars plus lectures and scholarly programs. Watch

The Kluge Center on

Interviews with Kluge scholars about their research. Read

About John W. Kluge

John W. KlugeThe Kluge Center is enabled through the vision and generosity of the late philanthropist John W. Kluge.

More about the Kluge Center
Read the Kluge Center charter