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2006 Events & News

JANUARY

January 17, 2006
Louis Galambos Appointed to Maguire Chair in American History at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress [Press Release]

January 19, 2006
Book talk
: James Gilbert discusses his book Men in the Middle: Searching for Masculinity in the 1950s. [Press Release]

January 31, 2006
Celso Lafer, former Brazilian minister of foreign relations, has been appointed to the Chair of the Countries and Cultures of the South at the John W. Kluge Center, effective Jan.15, 2006.
[Press release]

FEBRUARY

February 2, 2006
Book Talk:
James Hutson discusses his new book The Founders on Religion: A Book of Quotations at noon in Room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S. E., Washington, D.C. [Press Release]

February 14, 2006
Croatian Foreign Minister Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic to Speak on Feb. 14
[Press Release | View Webcast]

MARCH

March 2, 2006
Lecture:
"From Franny and Zooey to Freud: The psychotherapeutic application of the teachings of the Desert Fathers, Hesychasm, and Eastern Orthodox mysticism," Archbishop Chrysostomos, David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, 12:00 P.M. in Room LJ-119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S. E., Washington, D.C.

March 16, 2006
Lecture:
John Carlson, Kislak Fellow in American Studies, on "Ancient Mayan flasks and miniature vessels: The message on the bottle," at 4:00 P.M in Room LJ-119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S. E., Washington, D.C. [Press Release]

March 22, 2006
Lecture: David Levy, holder of the Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Technology and Education at the Library of Congress, will speak about ways to bring contemplative practices into today's harried workplaces, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, in Room 119 of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. [Press Release | View Webcast]

March 30, 2006
Book Talk:
Patricia Sullivan will discuss her book "Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from The Civil Rights Years" at the Library of Congress at noon in Room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. [Press Release | View Webcast]

APRIL

April 19, 2006
Discussion: William Safire, New York Times columnist and chairman of the Dana Foundation, will moderate a discussion on "Demons of the Mind: 21st Century Science vs. Depression."
[Press Release | View Webcasts: Opening Remarks and Overview | Treating Trouble | Neuroscience and Other Weapons | Sea of Sadness Part 1 | Sea of Sadness Part 2]

April 24, 2006
Mark Noll, widely regarded as one of the foremost Christian historians today, will deliver a lecture titled "The King James Version of the Bible in American History." [Press Release]

April 25, 2006
"The House: The History of the U.S. House of Representatives" by historian Robert V. Remini will be published on April 25 by the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Books (an imprint of Harper Collins). [Press Release]

April 27, 2006
George Saliba, senior distinguished visiting scholar in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, will discuss "Islamic Science and The Making of Renaissance Europe." [Press Release]

MAY

May 9, 2006
Book talk: Robert Remini, "The House: the history of the House of Representatives," at 12:00 PM in LJ-119 [Press Release]

May 10, 2006
Lecture: Alan Simpson, "Politics as a contact sport: Humor in public life," at 4:00 PM in LJ-119
[Press Release]

May 11, 2006
Lecture: Francis Deng, "African dilemmas of self-determination: Lessons from the Sudan," at 4:00 PM in LJ-119 [Press Release | Webcast]

May 16, 2006
Cecelia Tichi Appointed to Chair of Modern Culture in Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center. [Press release]

May 18, 2006
Lecture: Kluge Fellow, Olena Yatsunska, "New Electoral System: Revolution or Evolution of the Local Government in Ukraine?" at 12:00 PM in LJ-119

May 25, 2006
Lecture: Fulbright Fellow, Vladimir Orlov, "Prokofiev in the USA: Life after death," at 12:00 PM in LJ-119

May 31, 2006
Lecture: Kluge Fellow, Emily Laurance, "The harp as poetic topos and timbral ideal in the French vocal romance," at 12:00 PM in LJ-119

May 31, 2006
Lecture/Recital: Harpist, Emily Laurance, "Francophilia: The French romance at home and abroad," at 5:00 in LJ-119 [Press Release]

JUNE

June 8, 2006
Lecture: "Duke Ellington: In His Own Words," Harvey Cohen, Kluge Fellow, 12:00 P.M. in LJ-119

June 14, 2006
Lecture: "Business in history," Louis Galambos, Maguire Chair, 12:00 in LJ-119 [Press Release | View webcast]

June 15, 2006
Lecture: "Culture in numbers: Harrison & Co. And the making of the British novel," Eleanor Shevlin, Kluge Fellow, 12:00 in LJ-119

June 22, 2006
Lecture: "The "diffrence...in degree": Social rank and gendered expression in the 17th century," Kim Coles, Kluge Fellow, 12:00 in LJ-119

June 29, 2006
Lecture: "Colonization and conquest in a distant land: British censuses in Florida during the 18th century," Lawrence Feldman, Kislak Fellow, 12:00 in LJ

JULY

July 10, 2006-August 4, 2006
Decolonization Seminar [More information (external link)]

July 20, 2006
Lecture: Leor Halevi, Kluge Fellow, "Commerce with Infidels: Muslim Attitudes to Foreign Goods," at 12:00 in LJ-119

AUGUST

August 8, 2006
Jin Wu Named Distinguished Visiting Senior Scholar in the John W. Kluge Center
[Press Release]

August 8, 2006
Lecture: Amirul Hadi, Kluge Fellow, "War and Peace among a Muslim People of Sumatra: A study of Hikayat Prang Sabi" at 12:00 in LJ

SEPTEMBER

September 8, 2006
Symposium:
Islamic Culture(s) and Creative Encounters, 8:30-12:00 in LJ-119 [Press Release]

September 8, 2006
Lecture:
"States of Inquiry: Social investigations and print culture in Nineteenth Century Britain and the United States" with Oz Frankel, co-sponsored with the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies, at 3:30 P.M. in LJ-113

September 13, 2006
Shigemi Inaga Named to the Chair of Modern Culture
[Press Release]

September 14, 2006
Lecture:
Jeanne Nuechterlein, Kluge Fellow, "Seeing rhetoric in the art of Hans Holbein" with Jeanne Nuechterlein, Kluge Fellow, at 12:00 in LJ-119

September 15, 2006
Gerhard Casper Named to American Law and Governance Chair
[Press Release]

September 21, 2006
Lecture:
"Martha Graham and Erick Hawkins' love affair with the Southwest" with Janet Roseman, Larson Fellow, at 12:00 in LJ-119

September 28, 2006
Lecture:
"Texts of Travel, Exploration, and Conquest in Hispanic America, 1500-1900, in Special Collections of the Library of Congress" with Anthony Mullan, Kluge Staff Fellow, at 12:00 in LJ-119

OCTOBER

October 6, 2006
Lecture: Stephen Greenberg, "Digitizing early printed medical books, or: Ambroise Paré meets the Internet," on Friday, October 6 at 3:30 in LJ-113

October 26, 2006
Lecture: Krystyn Moon, Kluge Fellow, "Guest Workers of a Different Kind: Immigration and the American Entertainment Industry, 1880s-1920s" on Thursday, October 26 at 12:00 in LJ-119

NOVEMBER

November 15, 2006
2006 Kluge Prize Winners Named: John Hope Franklin, 91, and Yu Ying-shih, 76, have been named the recipients of the third John W. Kluge Prize for lifetime achievement in the study of humanity. [Press Release]

November 15, 2006
Kissinger Chair Lecture: James Goldgeier, "The End of the Cold War and the struggle over American foreign policy," at 4:00 P.M. in LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building [Press Release | View Webcast]

November 16, 2006
Reading: University of Iowa, International Writers Workshop participants at 7:00 P.M. in Mumford Room, James Madison Building [Press Release]

November 20, 2006
Symposium: American Academy of Religion, 1:00 P.M. in Mumford Room, James Madison Building [Press Release | View Webcast 1 | View Webcast 2]

November 29, 2006
Book talk: Susan Hirsch, "Terrorism, grief, and a victim's quest for justice," at 12:00 P.M. in LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building [Press Release] [View Webcast]

November 29, 2006
Lecture: Neil Smelser, "Why are terrorist ideologies so powerful" at 4:00 P.M. in LJ- 119, Thomas Jefferson Building [Press Release] [View Webcast]

DECEMBER

December 5, 2006
Award Ceremony: John Hope Franklin and Yu Ying-shih received the John W. Kluge Prize for lifetime achievement in the study of humanity, at 6:45 P.M. in Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building. [Press Release | View Webcast]

December 14, 2006
Lecture: Anne David, Kluge Fellow, "Reading landscapes: Philological issues in Tamil Sangam poetry", at 12:00 in LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building.

December 26, 2006
U.S. Representative Major Owens named Distinguished Visiting Scholar

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