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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


"Popular Politics and Public Opinion in Late Medieval Paris"
Thursday, July 14, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

"Home Canning: Cultural Narratives, Technological Change, and the Status of Traditional Knowledge"
Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

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Chairs & Fellowships

Kluge Fellowships
Deadline July 15

Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations
Deadline November 1

Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
Deadline December 1

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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 on C-SPAN

Interviews with Kluge scholars plus lectures and scholarly programs. Watch

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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