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Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:00:21 -0600
News from the John W. Kluge Center - Recent Updates
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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:00:23 -0600
News from the John W. Kluge Center: Library of Congress Announces Grant for Research Using World's Largest Geography and Map Collection

The John W. Kluge Center and the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society at the Library of Congress invite qualified scholars to apply for a fellowship to conduct research for two months at the Kluge Center using the Geography and Map Division’s collections and resources.

Established in 2000 through an endowment of $60 million from John W. Kluge, the Center is located in the splendid Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Residents have easy access to the Library's specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington.

The Philip Lee Phillips Society Map Society of the Library of Congress was established to further develop, enhance and promote the collections of the Geography and Map Division by encouraging financial donations to supplement appropriated funds for the acquisition of rare maps; stimulating interest among map collectors, map producers, geographers, cartographers, and historians in order to make the vast resources of the nation's premier cartographic and geographic collections more widely available; facilitating gifts and bequests of significant geographic and cartographic materials in order to further develop its collections; and advancing the Geography and Map Division's publication, education, and exhibition programs.

Applications are due February 15, 2019. Find out more information on our website.

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Tue, 27 Nov 2018 07:00:15 -0600
News from the John W. Kluge Center: Mme. Christine Lagarde to Deliver Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy and International Relations, Discussing the Role of US Leadership in a Changing World

On Tuesday, December 4, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Mme. Christine Lagarde will deliver the eighth Henry Alfred Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy and International Relations in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress.

Madame Lagarde will speak about the changing landscape of the international system and the need for continued creativity in US leadership in order to tackle the world’s shared economic challenges.

After the lecture, Mme. Lagarde will participate in a conversation with Margaret Brennan, moderator of “Face the Nation” and CBS News’ Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent.

The Kissinger Lecture is delivered by an individual who has achieved distinction in the field of foreign affairs, chosen by the Librarian of Congress. The inaugural Kissinger Lecture was delivered in October 2001 by Henry Kissinger himself. The last Kissinger Lecture was delivered by former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair in 2015 and can be viewed here.

Watch the livestream on loc.gov or YouTube and join in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #KissingerLecture.

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Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:52:36 -0600
Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library

Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library

The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement.

The Library of Congress depends on donations from people like you to produce exhibitions, events, programs, and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with our unique collections, experts, and services.

Gifts bring the Library to life with music, dance, film, sound, culture, scholarship, research, discussions and ideas. Your gift, no matter the size, will support diverse programs that are entirely FREE for everyone to enjoy, and will make the Library’s treasures and services more accessible.

Help spread the word today and encourage your friends and family to make a gift to the nation’s library, your gateway to understanding the world!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

 

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Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:12:17 -0500
Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning

Help Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning

This year is the second year the Library of Congress is participating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November 27, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning.

Your gift supports FREE exhibitions, events, programs, and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with our unique collections, experts, and services.

The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway to understanding the world. There is so much to discover, not only the nation’s memory, but the world’s—information from all corners of the earth, in more than 470 languages. With millions of items available online, you can access the Library’s treasures from anywhere and connect with us in ways that are personally relevant and valuable.

Save the Date to Make Your Gift!

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Donate Now

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 08:42:33 -0500
News from the John W. Kluge Center: The Kluge Center Presents a Panel Discussion, "Liberalism, Foreign Policy, & the Emerging international Order."

On Thursday, November 1st, from Noon to 2:00pm, in LJ-119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building (10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC), the John W. Kluge Center will present a panel discussion, "Liberalism, Foreign Policy, & The Emerging International Order."

Drawing on world-wide case studies, speakers will discuss the ideals of liberalism in foreign policy and consider recent critiques that the promotion of democracy is simply a pragmatic or hypocritical Western stance.

Ivan Krastev, New York Times columnist and current Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Kluge Center will moderate the panel including:

Thomas Bagger, Director of Foreign Policy in the Office of the Federal President of Germany

Rosa Brooks, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center

Sir Robert Francis Cooper, a British diplomat currently serving as a Special Advisor at the European Commission

Fyodor Lukyanov, editor-in-chief of “Russia in Global Affairs.

For more information, visit our website.

 

 

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 12:03:04 -0500
News from the John W. Kluge Center: Two Open Competitions at the Kluge Center Are Halfway Through Their Application Periods

Reminder: The John W. Kluge Center has put out a call for applications for the following two competitions:

The 2019 Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology:

The Blumberg Chair is open to scholars and leading thinkers in the fields of philosophy, history, religion, literature, astrobiology, astronomy, planetary science, the history of science, paleontology, Earth and atmospheric sciences, geological sciences, ethics, or other related fields. Possibilities for research subjects are many. The following are meant to inspire, not to limit creativity: legal issues related to governance of planets and space; the ethical implications of cross-contamination; scientific and philosophical definitions of life; conceptions of the origins of life in theistic and non-theistic religions; comparison of the discussion of these issues in multiple nations and cultures. The Chair may also consider life’s collective future—for humans and other life, on Earth and beyond, examining the impacts on life and future evolutionary trajectories that may result from both natural events and human-directed activities.

Applications are due December 1, 2018. Find out more information on our website.

 

The 2019 Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies:

The Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies provides an opportunity for scholars to examine the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture, and international relations using the Library's collections and resources. History teaches that groundbreaking technological innovations can be agents of broad and profound change. Their transformative effect on society can be greater than is anticipated or originally understood. Innovations such as the printing press and aerial flight continue to affect every level of human experience. The digital revolution is another such transformation.

Applications are due December 6, 2018. Find out more information on our website.

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Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:54:44 -0500
News from the John W. Kluge Center: Kluge Center & American University Present “Dynamics of the 2018 Midterm Elections” Panel Discussion

Kluge Center with the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and the Center for Women in Politics present “Dynamics of the 2018 Midterm Election” panel discussion

Join the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, and the Center for Women in Politics for a discussion with leading experts as they discuss the dynamics of the 2018 midterm elections on Oct. 11. Panelists include election scholar David Barker, Director of the CCPS at American University, Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institution, and Sara Taylor Fagen, former Political Director with the George W. Bush White House. The panel will be held in room 119 of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. Register here.

For those unable to attend the panel, it will be livestreamed on the Library’s YouTube channel.

 

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:41:34 -0500
News from the John W. Kluge Center: Film Screening and Discussion of Hospital

On Thursday, October 4th, 2018, 5:30pm, in the Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC, the Kluge Center and Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division will discuss and screen Frederick Wiseman's documentary film Hospital.

Hospital (1970), Frederick Wiseman’s Emmy award-winning observational documentary on New York City’s Metropolitan Hospital, goes behind the scenes of an overburdened institution, offering an unblinking look at the various roles the general hospital plays in modern society serving its mostly poor clientele.  Without narration or interviews, Wiseman’s embedded camera captures highly dramatic interactions, heroic staff interventions, bureaucratic frustrations, and even bits of absurdist comedy coloring life-and-death situations. Alan Gevinson, the Library of Congress project director of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, has been immersed in a year-long Kluge Center project to assess the present-day value of such immersive documentaries as sources for historical knowledge about ways that institutions have functioned in American lives over the past half century. He will discuss the project in a Q&A with Kluge Center director John Haskell.

 

 

 

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:32:37 -0500
News from the John W. Kluge Center: Three Upcoming Events at the Kluge Center This Week

The Kluge Center is hosting three events this week:

1: A Book Talk With Jonathan Haidt, author of "The Coddling of the American Mind."

Today, September 26, 2018, 4:00pm, Members Room, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC

Jonathan Haidt, a nationally-renowned social psychologist at New York University, teamed up with First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff to look at disturbing trends on college campuses and in society as a whole, including rising reports of self-censorship, anxiety, and depression. They explore changes in childhood such as the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised, child-directed play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. The authors also examine changes on campus, including the corporatization of universities and the emergence of new ideas about identity and justice. They situate the conflicts on campus within the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization and dysfunction. Kluge Center Director John Haskell will interview Dr. Haidt to examine the trends Haidt identifies in his new book and the larger implications they might hold for our current political culture. 

Book signing and reception to follow.

https://www.loc.gov/item/event-393635/a-book-talk-with-jonathan-haidt/2018-09-26/?loclr=eanfwk

 

2: Blumberg Symposium for 2018, “Becoming Interplanetary: What Living on Earth Can Teach Us about Living on Mars"

Thursday, September 27th, 2018, from 9:00am - 5:00pm, in Room LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC.

Hosted by Lucianne Walkowicz, Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, the Blumberg Symposium for 2018, “Becoming Interplanetary: What Living on Earth Can Teach Us about Living on Mars," will feature interdisciplinary discussion and multi-media performances by a diverse group of thought leaders and artists whose work has relevance to the human exploration of Mars. Astrobiologists, anthropologists, policy experts, artists, and journalists will participate in the sessions, which will be structured as moderated conversations, with ample opportunities for dialogue with the audience.

Reception to follow.

https://www.loc.gov/item/event-393637/becoming-interplanetary/2018-09-27/astrobiology-symposium-becoming-interplanetary/?loclr=eanfwk

 

3: The Politics of a Galaxy, Far, Far Away

Friday, September 28, 2018, 6pm, in Room LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC.

 

The Politics of a Galaxy, Far, Far Away”: A distinguished panel of scholars will discuss the prosperity and turmoil of the Star Wars Universe, the real life history it draws from and lessons it could teach us. Tickets for this panel can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/library-of-congress-star-wars-under-the-stars-tickets-49908016220

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:03:49 -0500
News from the John W. Kluge Center: Blumberg Symposium, Becoming Interplanetary

Hosted by Lucianne Walkowicz, Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, the Blumberg Symposium for 2018, “Becoming Interplanetary: What Living on Earth Can Teach Us about Living on Mars," will feature interdisciplinary discussion and multi-media performances by a diverse group of thought leaders and artists whose work has relevance to the human exploration of Mars. Astrobiologists, anthropologists, policy experts, artists, and journalists will participate in the sessions, which will be structured as moderated conversations, with ample opportunities for dialogue with the audience.

Reception to follow.

https://www.loc.gov/item/event-393637/becoming-interplanetary/2018-09-27/astrobiology-symposium-becoming-interplanetary/?loclr=eanfwk

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:10:38 -0500
News from the John W. Kluge Center: A Book Talk With Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt, a nationally-renowned social psychologist at New York University, teamed up with First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff to look at disturbing trends on college campuses and in society as a whole, including rising reports of self-censorship, anxiety, and depression. They explore changes in childhood such as the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised, child-directed play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. The authors also examine changes on campus, including the corporatization of universities and the emergence of new ideas about identity and justice. They situate the conflicts on campus within the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization and dysfunction. Kluge Center Director John Haskell will interview Dr. Haidt to examine the trends Haidt identifies in his new book and the larger implications they might hold for our current political culture. 

Book signing and reception to follow.

https://www.loc.gov/item/event-393635/a-book-talk-with-jonathan-haidt/2018-09-26/?loclr=eanfwk

 

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Mon, 10 Sep 2018 08:56:49 -0500
News from the John W. Kluge Center: “Star Wars Under the Stars” at the Library of Congress

“Star Wars Under the Stars” at the Library of Congress

 

The Library of Congress will screen the original trilogy episodes of the blockbuster series, and host related events in late September. All of the following events will take place at the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E. Washington, DC and are free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, September 27

6:30-7:30 p.m.; Jefferson Building North Lawn – Characters from Star Wars will appear in costume and be available for photos with attendees. 

7:30 p.m., Jefferson Building North Lawn – “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” screening.   

 

Friday, September 28

1-6 p.m., Whittall Pavilion – A display, “Celebrating Star Wars,” focuses on Star Wars materials and the works that inspired the story of Star Wars.

6 p.m., Coolidge Auditorium – “The Politics of a Galaxy, Far, Far Away”: A distinguished panel of scholars will discuss the prosperity and turmoil of the Star Wars Universe, the real life history it draws from and lessons it could teach us.

7:30 p.m., Jefferson Building North Lawn – “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back”

 

Saturday, September 29

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Young Readers Center – Star Wars-themed crafts and activities all day where visitors can get to know the music and stories of Star Wars. A story time will be held at 11 a.m.  Open to kids and teens of all ages. All young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

1-6 p.m., Whittall Pavilion – The “Celebrating Star Wars,” display continues. 

5:30 p.m., Jefferson Building North Lawn – A performance by the United States Coast Guard as well as a costume contest.

7:30 p.m., Jefferson Building North Lawn – “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” the final movie in the original trilogy.

 

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Wed, 22 Aug 2018 10:20:57 -0500
News from the John W. Kluge Center: Livestream of Kluge Prize Gala, Wednesday, September 12th (7pm)

On Wednesday, September 12th, at 7pm, the Kluge Center will be awarding the Kluge Prize for the Achievement in the Study of Humanity to Renowned Scholar, Historian, and Education Leader Drew Gilpin Faust. Watch the livestream on www.loc.gov or www.youtube.com/loc

 

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Tue, 07 Aug 2018 12:02:29 -0500
2019 Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology Competition Has Opened

The Blumberg Chair is open to scholars and leading thinkers in the fields of philosophy, history, religion, literature, astrobiology, astronomy, planetary science, the history of science, paleontology, Earth and atmospheric sciences, geological sciences, ethics, or other related fields. Possibilities for research subjects are many. The following are meant to inspire, not to limit creativity: legal issues related to governance of planets and space; the ethical implications of cross-contamination; scientific and philosophical definitions of life; conceptions of the origins of life in theistic and non-theistic religions; comparison of the discussion of these issues in multiple nations and cultures. The Chair may also consider life’s collective future—for humans and other life, on Earth and beyond, examining the impacts on life and future evolutionary trajectories that may result from both natural events and human-directed activities. For more information on this chair, please click here.

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Fri, 25 May 2018 12:44:46 -0500
Announcing the 2019 Digital Studies Fellowship

The Library's John W. Kluge Center seeks proposals from scholars worldwide that will generate deep, empirically-grounded understanding of the consequences of the digital revolution on how people think, how society functions, and how international relations shift. Proposals may also explore and analyze emerging trends and new phenomena that may generate consequential changes in the future. All proposals must state the importance of the research to fundamental thinking about the human condition. Scholars are encouraged to think creatively about how the Library's collections may inform a study of the digital revolution's impact on how we think, how we live, and how we relate to one another.

Applications are due December 6, 2018. Find out more information at our website.

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Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:00:14 -0600
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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:07:51 -0600
Thanks for Your Support!
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Thank You for Supporting the Library!

Thank you for a making a gift to inspire curiosity, ignite conversations and illuminate minds. The Library’s first year-end giving campaign is a success because of you.

Your gift to the Library supports literacy and reading initiatives, exhibitions and countless public programs that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy. Many of these programs are only possible because of the generosity of people like you. Here's more information.

Still haven't finalized your year-end giving plans? You can still make a gift to enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world.

Make your tax-deductible donation today and spark a lifelong adventure of learning!


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Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:00:16 -0600
Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library
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News from the Library of Congress

December 27, 2017

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Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017

The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017!

Your gift can:

  • Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives
  • Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars
  • Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities

With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all.

Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.      

Thank you!

Susan K. Siegel
Director of Development

 

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:23 -0600
Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library
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News from the Library of Congress

December 27, 2017

Collage of Library-related images

Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017

The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017!

Your gift can:

  • Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives
  • Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars
  • Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities

With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all.

Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.      

Thank you!

Susan K. Siegel
Director of Development

 

DONATE NOW

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:00:15 -0600
Thank You for Supporting the Library
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Thank You for Supporting the Library!

Thank you for a making a gift to inspire curiosity, ignite conversations and illuminate minds. The Library’s first celebration of #GivingTuesday is a success because of you.

Your gift to the Library supports literacy and reading initiatives, exhibitions and countless public programs that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy.  Many of these programs are only possible because of the generosity of people like you. Here's more information.

Did you miss the opportunity to give on #GivingTuesday? You can still make a gift to enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world.

Make your tax-deductible donation today and spark a lifelong adventure of learning!


DONATE NOW

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:20 -0600
Make Your Gift to the Nation’s Library!
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Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library

The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement.

The Library of Congress is strengthened by donations from people like you. Gifts bring the Library to life with music, dance, film, sound, culture, scholarship, research, discussions and ideas. Your gift, no matter the size, will expand the collections and support diverse programs that are entirely FREE for everyone to enjoy, and will make the Library’s treasures and services more accessible. Here's more information.

Help spread the word today and encourage your friends and family to make a gift to the nation’s library, your gateway to understanding the world!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.


DONATE NOW

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:36:31 -0600
Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning
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News from the Library of Congress

November 21, 2017

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Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning

This year, for the first time, the Library of Congress is participating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November 28, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning. Here's more information.

The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway to understanding the world. There is so much to discover, not only the nation’s memory, but the world’s—information from all corners of the earth, in more than 470 languages. With millions of items available online, you can access the Library’s treasures from anywhere.

Save the Date to Make Your Gift!

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.


DONATE NOW

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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:00:06 -0600
Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North Peng Guoxiang to Deliver Lecture, January 26—Dispatch January 13, 2017

Peng Guoxiang will discuss Confucianism as a religious and spiritual tradition, its dialogical nature, and the contributions it can make to the conversation among the world’s religious traditions.

Peng, who held the Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center in 2016, will present "Understanding Confucianism as a Religious Tradition: Salient Features and Significance," at 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, in Room LJ-119 on the First floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed.

What:Understanding Confucianism as a Religious Tradition: Salient Features and Significance” a lecture by 2016 Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North Peng Guoxiang.

When: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Where: Room LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed.

Directions and maps: http://www.loc.gov/visit/directions/

Peng Guoxiang is the Qiu Shi Distinguished Professor of Chinese philosophy, intellectual history and religions at Zhejiang University and was professor at Peking University and Tsinghua University. He also serves as the vice-president of the International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy and as a board member of many international academic institutions and journals.

The John W. Kluge Center was established at the Library of Congress in 2000 to foster a mutually enriching relationship between the world of ideas and the world of action, between scholars and political leaders. The Center attracts outstanding scholarly figures to Washington, D.C., facilitates their access to the Library’s remarkable collections, and helps them engage in conversation with policymakers and the public. Learn more at: http://www.loc.gov/kluge/.

The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to welcome all patrons. Please request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov. Received this email from a colleague? Subscribe to our RSS feed to stay up-to-date on news from The John W. Kluge Center.

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:27:01 -0600
Call for Applications: Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection—Dispatch December 2, 2016

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is now accepting applications for Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection. The application deadline is February 1, 2017.

The Lovelace Fellowship, established in 2015 for the study of the Alan Lomax Collection, pays tribute to the 60-year friendship between philanthropist Jon B. Lovelace and James H. Billington, who served as Librarian of Congress from 1987-2015. Under Billington’s leadership and through the generous benefaction of Jon and Lillian Lovelace, the Alan Lomax Collection was acquired in 1999 by the American Folklife Center and the Association for Cultural Equity at Hunter College. The Lomax Collection is a major collection of ethnographic field audio recordings, motion pictures, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence and other materials that represent Lomax’s lifetime of work to document and analyze traditional music, dance, storytelling and other expressive genres that arise from cultural groups in many parts of the world, particularly the United States, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the Caribbean. Lomax (1915-2002) was one of the greatest documenters of traditional culture during the twentieth century.

The Lovelace Fellowship supports research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the work of Alan Lomax and the cultural traditions he documented over the course of a vigorous and highly productive seventy-year career. Conducting full time research on-site at the Library of Congress, the fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of up to 8 months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library's John W. Kluge Center. A stipend of $4,200 per month supports the Fellow.

APPLY ONLINE: Applications should be submitted through the Kluge Center’s online application system. Save and return to your application, manage letters of reference, and receive notification of submission all through our online portal. Visit https://klugefellowships.fluidreview.com/ to get started.

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 The John W. Kluge Center was established at the Library of Congress in 2000 to foster a mutually enriching relationship between the world of ideas and the world of action, between scholars and political leaders. The Center attracts outstanding scholarly figures to Washington, D.C., facilitates their access to the Library’s remarkable collections, and helps them engage in conversation with policymakers and the public. Learn more at: http://www.loc.gov/kluge.

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Scholars to Discuss African Immigrants in the U.S., Dec. 15—Dispatch December 1, 2016

Contemporary African immigration and African communities in the U.S. will be the focus of a half-day symposium at the Library of Congress on Dec. 15.

Contemporary African Immigrants in the United States” will be hosted by noted historian Toyin Falola, the current Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South at the Library of Congress. The symposium will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15 in room 119 on the first floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed.

The scholars participating are:

What:Contemporary African Immigrants in the United States”, hosted by historian Toyin Falola, 2016 Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South.

When: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. – note earlier start time

Where: Room LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

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Falola is the author of numerous books, including “The African Diaspora: Slavery, Migration and Globalization,” “Violence in Nigeria: The Crisis of Religious Politics and Secular Ideologies,” “The Power of African Cultures,” and “Nationalism and African Intellectuals.” As a series editor, he manages leading monograph series for the following publishers: Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, Cambria Press, Carolina Academic Press, the University of Rochester Press, and the Cambridge University Press. He also serves on the board of more than 20 journals on African Studies. He was the vice-president of the International Scientific Committee, UNESCO Slave Route Project. Falola is now the president of the Consortium of Pan-African University Press. He currently serves on the Library of Congress Scholars Council.

Falola has spent the past four months at the Library of Congress researching a project titled “African Immigrant Communities in the United States.” Falola seeks to document and to structure into a discernible narrative framework the stories and experiences of African intellectual and professional migrants to North America and Europe in what is being called “the moment of brain drain.” He also wants to produce both a collection of aesthetically independent and readable stories of migration, its challenges, and its triumphs, and an archive of immigrant experiences for scholars and policymakers.

The Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South is a distinguished senior research position in residence at the Library appointed by the Librarian of Congress. Using research facilities and services at the Library, the scholar is expected to explore the history of the regions of Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and the islands of the Pacific including Australia and New Zealand, using the immense foreign language collections of the Library of Congress.

The John W. Kluge Center was established at the Library of Congress in 2000 to foster a mutually enriching relationship between the world of ideas and the world of action, between scholars and political leaders. The Center attracts outstanding scholarly figures to Washington, D.C., facilitates their access to the Library’s remarkable collections, and helps them engage in conversation with policymakers and the public. Learn more at: http://www.loc.gov/kluge.

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