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2013 Events & News

JANUARY

January 24, 2013
Lecture: Lindsay Tuggle, Kluge Fellow.
“The Afterlives of Specimens: Science and Mourning in Whitman’s America”
Lindsay Tuggle examines the Civil War narratives of Walt Whitman and Union surgeon John H. Brinton as alternative histories of war casualties: military and poetic, phantom and physical. Co-sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

FEBRUARY

February 1, 2013
Lecture: Leah Chang, author and Associate Professor of French at The George Washington University.
Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies.
"The Desire for Sappho: Or, the Typographical Invention of Louise Labé."
Leah Chang explores the invention of Louise Labe, one of the most important female authors of sixteenth-century France.
3:30 to 5:00 p.m., LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

February 7, 2013

Lecture: Stefanie Schaefer, German Fellow
“Jonathan Going South: The Yankee and the Making of American National Character.”
Stefanie Schaefer examines the origins and functions of the Yankee in 19th century literary and popular culture.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

February 14, 2013
Lecture: Joel Frykholm, Kluge Fellow
“The Lost Tycoon: Rediscovering George Kleine, Reframing Early American Cinema.”
Joel Frykholm examines early Hollywood through the life of one of its first captains, George Kleine--why he drifted into historiographical oblivion and why his case is ripe for discovery. Co-sponsored by the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

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February 28, 2013
Panel: “The Evolving Moral Landscape: Perspectives on the Environment – Literary, Historical and Interplanetary.”
Three scholars from three different disciplines discuss human perspectives on the environment and the moral implications of those views.

Featuring:
David H. Grinspoon
, the first Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology.
Jean-Francois Mouhot, a scholar in the environmental history of Haiti and current Marie Curie Fellow at the Kluge Center.
Matthias Klestil, Bavarian Fellow at the Kluge Center who studies the environmental consciousness in African-American literature.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>
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MARCH

March 1, 2013
Lecture: Kristin Bluemel, Wayne D. McMurray Endowed Chair in the Humanities at Monmouth University.
Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies.
"A Happy Heritage’: Children’s Books, Women’s Work, and the 1930s Wood Engraving Revival."
Kristin Bluemel examines gendered and nationalist discourses 1930s wood engravings.
3:30 – 5:00 p.m., LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

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March 8, 2013
Lecture: Ismail Serageldin, The New Library of Alexandria, the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
“The Loss and Rebirth of the Library of Alexandria.”
Renowned Egyptian thinker, Ismail Serageldin, speaks on the restoration of Library of Alexandria.
12:00 p.m., LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>
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March 8, 2013
Lecture: Ismail Serageldin, The New Library of Alexandria, the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
“The Knowledge Revolution and the Futrue of Libraries.”
Renowned Egyptian thinker, Ismail Serageldin, speaks on the future of libraries.
7:00 p.m., Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>
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APRIL

April 11, 2013
Lecture: Risa Goluboff, American Council of Learned Societies Burkhardt Fellow.
“People Out of Place: The Sixties, The Supreme Court, and Vagrancy Law.”
Goluboff examines how 1960s vagrancy laws served to keep marginalized populations in place, and how the laws' undoing contributed to the era's social revolutions.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

April 15, 2013
Lecture and Book Signing: Daniel Brook
"A History of Future Cities"
Daniel Brook, a past Kluge Center Black Mountain Fellow, will talk about his recently published book, which reports on the history and growth of four "instant cities" - Dubai, St. Petersburg, Shanghai and Mumbai.
4:00 p.m. Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

April 25, 2013
Lecture: Jennifer Davis, Kluge Fellow.
“Charlemagne's Europe.”
Jennifer Davis discusses how Charlemagne united most of Western Europe, and then developed a unique style of rule to suit his new empire.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

April 30, 2013
Lecture: John Witte, Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History.
“Why Two in One Flesh: The Western Case for Monogamy Over Polygamy.”
Legal specialist John Witte, Jr., examines the history of the West's predilection for monogamy over polygamy. Reception to follow.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m., LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

MAY

May 2, 2013
Lecture: Will Hitchcock, Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations.
“The Ike Age: Eisenhower, America and the World of the 1950s.”
Historian Will Hitchcock explores America’s place in the world and President Eisenhower’s leadership during the tumultuous 1950s.
Reception to follow.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m., LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

May 8, 2013
Lecture: Victor Goldgel-Carballo, Kluge Fellow.
"The Quest for 'the New' in Latin American Culture: Fashion and Newspapers in the 19th Century"
Goldgel-Carballo will analyze the impact that periodicals (new media) and fashion (defined as a pattern of cyclical renovation) had upon Argentine, Chilean, and Cuban culture during the first decades of that century, in order to trace the concept of the new.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

May 16, 2013
Lecture: Oksana Marafioti, Black Mountain Fellow.
“Magical Realism in Russia: How Ancestry Worship, Shamanism and Christianity Shaped the Nation”
Explore the effects of folk belief and religion on Russian culture, the fascinating relationship between the people of that region and their past, and the connection the Russian complex faith systems might have with Magical Realism as a genre as well as a mindset.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

May 22, 2013
Book talk: Tobie Meyer-Fong, Kluge Fellow 2006.
“What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China.”
Tobie Meyer-Fong discusses what preoccupied Chinese and Western survivors of one of the most brutal civil wars in human history. Co-sponsored by the Asian Division.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

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May 28, 2013
Lecture: Daniel Schwartz,  Kluge Fellow.
“What's in a Name? The Ghetto Comes to America.”
The term "ghetto" was first applied to overcrowded Jewish quarters in late nineteenth-century American cities like New York and Chicago. Over the course of the next century the word was thoroughly Americanized and primarily associated with urban segregation in the United States. Schwartz will illustrate the word's diverse history, usage and meaning.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

May 30, 2013
Lecture: Ilaria Andreoli, Kluge Fellow.
“Illustrated Books of the 15th and 16th Centuries.”
Utilizing the Lessing Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress, one of the richest collections of European Illustrated books of the 15th and 16th centuries in United States, Andreoli will show how images circulated from books to other media and how techniques and printing traveled as well.
Bolivar book cover12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Room 113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

JUNE

June 4, 2013
Lecture: Morton Kondracke, Jack Kemp Chair in Political Economy.
“Jack Kemp: A Congressman Who Changed America.”
Drawing in part on the Jack Kemp Papers in the Library of Congress—comprising nearly 200,000 items and spanning the years 1963-1996—Kondracke will discuss Kemp’s impact on national and international policy.
4:00 p.m., Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building. <view map>
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June 5, 2013
Lecture: Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South
"Jews and New Christians in Portuguese Asia 1500-1700."
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Room 113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>
Co-sponsored by the Embassy of India

June 6, 2013
Book Talk: Marie Arana, Scholars Council Member.
“Bolivar: American Liberator.”
Books will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.
4:00 p.m., Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building. <view map>
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June 13, 2013
Lecture: Peter Kalliney, Visiting Fellow.
“Modernism, African Literature ─ and the CIA?”
Peter Kalliney on why the CIA sponsored post-colonial African writers in 1960s Africa.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Room 113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

June 18, 2013
Lecture: Jean-Francois Mouhot, Marie Curie Fellow.
“Haiti's Environmental History 1492-Today.”
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

June 20, 2013
Lecture: Chris Bishop, Kluge Fellow.
"'No Evil Shall Escape My Sight': Frederic Wertham and the Anti-Comics Crusade."
Chris Bishop discusses Fredric Wertham and the anti-comics campaign of the 1950s.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Room 113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

June 27, 2013
Lecture: J.C. Blokhuis, Kluge Fellow.
"Student Rights and the ‘Special Characteristic of the School Environment’ from a Jurisprudential Perspective."
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Room 113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

JULY

July 11, 2013
Lecture: Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South.
"The Hidden Self: Some First Person Narratives from India 1500-1800."
4:00 p.m., Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>
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July 16, 2013
Lecture: Elizabeth Borgwardt, Washington University in St. Louis
“Present at the Creation? Human Rights, NGOs, and the Trusteeship Debate at the 1945 UN San Francisco Conference.”
4:00 p.m., Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>
Part of the Decolonization Seminar.

July 23, 2013
Lecture: Kenneth Pomeranz, University of Chicago and President-elect of the American Historical Association.
"Resisting Imperialism, Resisting Decolonization: Making 'China' from the Ruins of the Qing, 1912-1949."
4:00 p.m., Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>
Part of the Decolonization Seminar.

July 30, 2013
Lecture: Wm. Roger Louis, University of Texas-Austin.
"Another Dimension of Empire: The History of the Oxford University Press."
4:00 p.m., Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>
Part of the Decolonization Seminar.

AUGUST

August 1, 2013
Lecture: Patricia O’Brien, Kislak Fellow
"English Colonialism and Piracy from the Atlantic to the Pacific"
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Room 113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

August 29, 2013
Lecture: Uranchimeg Tsultem, Kluge Fellow
"Prior to Lenin: U.S. Diplomacy and Western Explorers in Early-20th-Century Mongolia"
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

SEPTEMBER

September 5, 2013
Book Talk: Chet Van Duzer, 2012 Kislak Fellow
"Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps"
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>
Co-sponsored by the Geography & Map Division

September 12, 2013
Symposium: David Grinspoon, Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
"The Longevity of Human Civilization: Will We Survive Our World-Changing Technologies?"
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>
A full day symposium with scholars, scientists, writers and poets.
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September 19, 2013
Lecture: Adrienne Lundgren, Kluge Staff Fellow
"The Photographs of F. Holland Day: Developing a Materials-Based Catalogue Raisonné "
4:00 – 5:00 p.m., LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>
Co-sponsored by the Conservation Division and the Prints & Photographs Division
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September 26, 2013
Lecture: Laura Gotkowitz, ACLS Burkhardt Fellow
"The Politics of Exile: Latin America, Bolivia, and European Refugees from Nazism"
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

OCTOBER

October 31, 2013
Lecture: David Grinspoon, Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
"Terra Sapiens: The Human Chapter in the History of Earth"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>

NOVEMBER

November 7, 2013
Lecture: Ernesto Capello, Visiting Fellow
"Imagining the Equator:  Commemorative Geodesic Science in the Andes, 18th-20th centuries"
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. <view map>
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DECEMBER

Book Talk

"A Teacher's Guide to Education Law" 

December 11, 2013 ,4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress (view map).

Scholars J.C. Blokhuis, 2013 Kluge Fellow, and Jonathan Feldman, Cornell University, discuss their new book.

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Past Deadlines

March 31, 2013
Application deadline for the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.

April 17, 2013
Application deadline for the David B. Larson Fellowship in Health & Spirituality.

July 15, 2013
Application deadline for the Kluge Fellowship.

October 15, 2013
Application deadline for the Kislak Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas.

November 9, 2013
Application deadline for the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations.

December 1, 2013
Application deadline for the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology.

December 6, 2013
Application deadline for the Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies.

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