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Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:06:25 -0500
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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:05:48 -0600
News from the John W. Kluge Center: You are invited: Polarization and Political Discourse in the U.S.

The John W. Kluge Center will host a moderated discussion on political polarization and discourse in the U.S.

Please join the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress on March 21, from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in room LJ-119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, for what is certain to be an engaging discussion of polarization in politics, featuring two top thinkers on the topic.

Free tickets are available here.

American political polarization runs much deeper than the candidates we choose and the policies we prefer. It is about the facts we believe. At the same time, the capacity for Red and Blue America to feel empathy for the other side is on the decline.

David C. Barker, Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University, Professor of Government, and author of One Nation, Two Realities, Dueling Facts in American Democracy with Morgan Marietta (forthcoming 2019), and Lilliana Mason, Professor of Government at the University of Maryland and author of Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity (2018), are nationally recognized experts on the roots and manifestations of political polarization.

They will take part in a discussion moderated by Kluge Center Director John Haskell on how political discourse has become so degraded, and what to look for in the future.

The event takes place on March 21, from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in room LJ-119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building. A reception with refreshments will follow.

Questions? Please contact (202) 707-9219 or scholarly@loc.gov

Tickets are recommended, and are free. Register for a ticket here. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.

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Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:07:27 -0600
News from the John W. Kluge Center: New Blogs and Podcasts at the Kluge Center

Check out the latest from Insights, the Kluge Center's blog

The last couple months have been busy at the John W. Kluge Center. We've held public events on black lives in the 19th century, the Paris Peace Conference that ended World War I, and women of color in the arts. And we've got another great one coming up March 21 on political polarization. An email with more details on that event will be coming, but in the meantime you can get free tickets here.

We've also published a number of interesting blog posts highlighting the work of our brilliant scholars. If you haven't had a chance to read them all, it isn't too late.

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Adam Rothman created a remarkable series of podcasts on black lives in the 19th century. One episode of the podcast tells the story of Omar Ibn Said, the man who left behind the only known autobiography of an enslaved person in the U.S. written in Arabic. Listen here.

Another episode talks about the life of Robert Pinn, African American Medal of Honor winner for his service in the Civil War, who submitted an autobiographical essay to a left-handed penmanship contest. Listen here.

In the final episode, Rothman talks about Adeline Henson, an African American woman who makes an ephemeral appearance in the Library of Congress's Manuscript Collections through two photographs, a bill of sale, and a letter. Listen here.

Rothman also wrote a post about an enslaved man's letter to his master, a U.S. president. Read it here.

L. Marvin Overby, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, wrote for Insights about "Elections that Echo," the most significant congressional elections in American history. Those elections range from the 1789 race between James Madison and James Monroe to the 2000 primary race in Illinois's 1st District that then-unknown politician Barack Obama lost, just eight years before he would be elected president. Read the post here.

In another post, Dan Turello spoke with Kluge Center Scholars Council Member Christine L. Borgman. Borgman is the Distinguished Research Professor and Presidential Chair Emerita in Information Studies at UCLA, and the author of more than 250 publications in information studies, computer science, and communication. Borgman and Turello discussed the way we think about data, ethics around data collection, and the importance of context in understanding data. Read the post here.

Also on our blog, you can watch Drew Gilpin Faust - historian, former Harvard University president, and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning book This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War - deliver her speech accepting the 2018 Kluge Prize. Watch here.

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019 14:51:49 -0600
News from the John W. Kluge Center: You're invited to attend "Performing Black Womanhood"

The John W. Kluge Center and the Library of Congress's Hispanic Reading Room present "Performing Black Womanhood"

"Performing Black Womanhood" celebrates the intellectual and artistic lives of black women across the African diaspora.

Get your free tickets here.

The event includes a pop-up exhibit of materials from the Special and General collections curated by Hispanic Division staff and Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellow, Adjoa Osei, as well as a Research Orientation focusing on women in the arts from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. The morning concludes with a Symposium featuring a panel of speakers who will deliver presentations that will explore and celebrate women of color in the arts.

All events take place in the Library of Congress's Hispanic Reading Room, LJ - 240

March 1st

Pop-up display: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

March 2nd

Research orientation: 10:00am - 11:00 am

Panel: 11:30am-1pm

Adjoa Osei, University of Liverpool ‘Lá vem a baiana - A Study of an Afro-Brazilian Archetype’

Dr. Camara Dia Holloway, independent scholar: ‘Dark Beauty, Bright Ambition: Navigating Black Stardom in Jazz Age NY/LON’

Sala Elise Patterson, independent scholar ‘Finding Ady: Recovering the Story of a Black Surrealist Muse’

Get your free tickets today.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:25:28 -0600
News from the John W. Kluge Center: You are invited: Elaine Weiss on "The Woman's Hour"

The John W. Kluge Center will host a conversation with award-winning journalist Elaine Weiss on the fight to ratify the 19th Amendment

Please join the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress to mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, affirming that the right to vote "shall not be denied or abridged ... on account of sex."

Free tickets are available here.

Award-winning journalist Elaine Weiss will discuss her new book, The Woman’s Hour. This work, soon to be a major television event, documents the final weeks of one of the greatest political battles in American history and the culmination of the longest social movement in the United States. 

Weiss will be interviewed by Colleen Shogan, who serves as the Library's designee on the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission. A signing and sale of The Woman's Hour and a reception will follow.

Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. A MacDowell Colony Fellow and Pushcart Prize Editor’s Choice honoree, she is also the author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War (Potomac Books/University of Nebraska Press).

Questions? Please contact (202) 707-9219 or scholarly@loc.gov

Tickets are recommended but not required, and are free. Register for a ticket here. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:29:26 -0600
News from the John W. Kluge Center: The 2019 David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality is Open For Applications

The John W. Kluge Center has opened the competition for the 2019 David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. Made possible by a generous endowment from the International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality (ICIHS), the fellowship is named in honor of the ICIHS's late founder, David B. Larson, an epidemiologist and psychiatrist who focused on potentially relevant but understudied factors which might help in prevention, coping, and recovering from illness. The fellowship is designed to continue Dr. Larson's legacy of promoting meaningful, scholarly study of health and spirituality, two important and increasingly interrelated fields. It seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health.

The fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of six to twelve months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library's John W. Kluge Center. The Kluge Center is located in the splendid Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library, and it furnishes attractive work and discussion space for its scholars, as well as easy access to the Library's specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington, D.C. If necessary, special arrangements may be made with the National Library of Medicine for access to its materials as well.

Applications are due April 17. Find out more information on our website.

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Mon, 31 Dec 2018 07:15:13 -0600
News from the John W. Kluge Center: Apply Now for the Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection

Competition is open for the John W. Kluge Center's Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Alan Lomax Collection. 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 20th century.

The Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship supports scholarly 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 70-year career. It provides an opportunity, for a period of up to 8 months, for concentrated use of materials from the Alan Lomax Collection, Lomax Family Collections, and other collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency at the Library. The fellowship program supports research projects in the disciplines of anthropology, ethnomusicology, ethnography, ethno-history, dance, folklore and folklife, history, literature, linguistics, and movement analysis, with particular emphasis on the traditional music, dance, and narrative of the United States, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the Caribbean, as well as methodologies for their documentation and analysis. We encourage interdisciplinary projects that combine disciplines in novel and productive ways.

Applications are due March 1, 2019. Find out more information on our website.

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Wed, 26 Dec 2018 08:00:19 -0600
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Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:00:21 -0600
Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library

Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library

The Library’s resolution for 2019 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 2018!

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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.

Lagarde

 

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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.

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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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