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Past Chairs

Dame Wendy Hall - 2016

Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton and an early pioneer in serious research on computing and the World Wide Web, at the Kluge Center Hall researched a project titled, "Internet Histories and Futures." Read announcement

Manuel Castells - 2012

University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, at the Kluge Center Castells worked on his book "Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age." Read announcement

George Chrousos - 2011

Professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Athens University Medical School in Greece, at the Kluge Center Chrousos wrote a comprehensive study on the profound impact of stress. Read announcement

Raymond Dwek - 2007

The director of the Glycobiology Institute at Oxford University, Dwek was the first holder of the Kluge Chair of Technology and Society. At the Kluge Center Dwek researched desertification in the Negev, the development of an AIDS vaccine, and university/industry relationships. Read announcement

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About the Program

Purpose

A senior scholar position to focus on the impact of fast-changing technology on human societies, using the rapidly growing digital resources of the Library of Congress in addition to science and technology reports and documentation worldwide.

Appointment

By the Librarian of Congress.

Research Focus

The appointed scholar conducts research that focuses on the impact of fast-changing technology on human societies using the Library of Congress collections and resources.

Contributions

The goal is for research that will illuminate knowledge of digital cultures that will contribute toward the public good.

It is hoped that the Chairholder will pursue a new and refreshing voice in the intellectual milieu of Washington, D.C., and will bring both philosophical depth and historical perspective to the research.

An event towards the end of the chairholder's tenure is one of the major intellectual occasions at the Library of Congress.

About Kluge Chairs

Five Kluge Chairs are articulated in the founding documents of The John W. Kluge Center.

The chairs are broadly defined to correspond to groupings among the Library's vast collections: American Law and Governance, Countries and Cultures of the North, Countries and Cultures of the South, Technology and Society, and Modern Culture.

The occupants of the chairs are senior scholars of great accomplishment chosen solely for their intellectual and communicative abilities and free to pursue their own research in the Library's collections.

Taken together, these broadly defined Chairs bring a critical mass of the world's leading thinkers to Washington from all over America and the world. Their presence provides an opportunity for a new type of dialog with political leaders, in an authentically scholarly atmosphere.

Find more information on Kluge Chairs in the Kluge Center charter.

 

Selection of the Kluge Chair in Technology and Society

The Kluge Chair in Technology and Society is appointed by the Librarian of Congress.

No applications or nominations are accepted for this senior scholar position.

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Have questions about chairs, fellowships & partnerships at The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress?

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