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The John W. Kluge Center brings together scholars and researchers from around the world to stimulate and energize one another, to distill wisdom from the Library's rich resources, and to interact with policymakers and the public.

The John W. Kluge Center
Congress & History Conference at the Library of Congress
Kluge Prize
Unique Opportunities for Scholars
Lectures and Conversations

Scholars in Residence

Toyin Falola Begins as Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South

Barry Posen Begins as Kissinger Chair

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Congress & History Conference

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, with generous support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is hosting the 16th annual Congress & History Conference on June 15 and 16, 2017.

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The Kluge Prize

The Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity recognizes individuals whose outstanding scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has shaped both public affairs and civil society. The Prize is ordinarily a $1 million award. View winners

The Kluge Center on C-SPAN

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About John W. Kluge

John W. KlugeThe Kluge Center is enabled through the vision and generosity of the late philanthropist John W. Kluge.

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Upcoming Lectures

MARCH 23, 2017, at 4:00pm
“Literary Afterlives of the Cuban and Angolan Revolutions,” Lanie Millar, 2016 Kluge Fellow
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APRIL 4, 2017, at 4:00pm
“Songs of Faith and Devotion: Discovery of the K'iche' coplas in Kislak ms. 1015,” Frauke Sachse, Kislak Fellow
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APRIL 6, 2017, at 4:00pm
“The Cultural Memory of Robert Burns in 19th Century America,” Arun Sood, Fulbright Fellow
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APRIL 13, 2017, at 4:00pm
"'How Long, Oh Lord, Do We Roam In the Wilderness?': A History of School Librarianship," Wayne Wiegand, Distinguished Visiting Scholar
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