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.
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C-SPAN Interview Series
C-SPAN’s American History TV conducted interviews with five Kluge scholars about their research.
- Steven Dick: Discovering Life in the Universe
- Joseph Genetin-Pilawa: Native Americans in 19th Century Washington, D.C.
- Kevin Kim: Herbert Hoover, Henry Wallace, and Cold War America
- Will Riddington: Social Conservatism and the Reagan Administration
- Sophie Oliver: Women's Magazine Writers of the 1920s
Bradford Lee, Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy
The accomplished scholar of foreign policy, military strategy and international relations will spend six months at the Kluge Center researching an ambitious book project examining the results and costs of American military intervention in the 20th century. Lee is the Emeritus Philip A. Crowl Professor of Comparative Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College.
Foreign policy at the Kluge Center
Marie Arana on Simón Bolívar
The recent film "The Liberator" dramatizes the life of Simón Bolívar, founding father of independent South America. Kluge scholar Marie Arana researched and wrote her award-winning biography of Bolívar at the Kluge Center; she spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about the warrior statesman's complicated legacy. Listen
Lecture: Marie Arana on Simón Bolívar
About the book | About Marie Arana
New Director, Jane McAuliffe
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Dr. Jane McAuliffe as director of The John W. Kluge Center and head of the Library’s Office of Scholarly Programs. McAuliffe is the immediate past president of Bryn Mawr College and former distinguished visiting scholar at the Kluge Center.
Digital Studies Fellow, Wendy Fok
The first-ever Kluge Fellow in Digital Studies, Fok arrived in November and will research the intersection of architecture, design and law. Fok is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston’s Hines College of Architecture.
Opportunities for Scholars
The Kluge Center invites and welcomes top scholars from around the world to conduct residential research at the Library of Congress through 12 senior chair positions and numerous post-doctoral and doctoral fellowships. Learn more, apply
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.
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“The Popularization of Islamic Mysticism in Medieval Egypt”
With Kluge Fellow Nathan Hofer, January 15, 2015
Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
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October 28, 2014 (14-191)
Bradford Lee Appointed Kissinger Chair
October 14, 2014 (14-180)
McAuliffe to Serve as Director of John W. Kluge Center
October 10, 2014 (14-182)
How Discovery of Life in the Universe Will Transform Our Thinking