By ROBERT SALADINI
The John W. Kluge Center, established in 2000 as the Library's research center for visiting scholars, once again welcomes distinguished scholars to the Library for a period of intensive research using the Library's collections.
The scholars arriving this summer and fall bring with them interests as varied as ancient Mayan ceramic bottles, the single-action harp in Federalist America, the antislavery crusade of the 18th century and Islamic scientific theory and its impact on early European astronomy.
Among those in residence this session are the following scholars who will use the Library's collections and interact with Library of Congress staff, members of Congress and one another.
- Christopher Capozzola, Jameson Fellow, is assistant professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his doctorate from Columbia University, and he calls his Library of Congress research project "Uncle Sam Wants You: Citizenship and Obligation in World War I America."
- George Carey, Senior Distinguished Visiting Scholar, is the former Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The author of numerous books on theological matters, Carey will spend his time at the Library researching ways to strengthen links between the West and Islam.
- John Carlson, Kislak Fellow in American Studies, is director of the Center for Archaeoastronomy in College Park, Md. Carlson, who received his doctorate from the University of Maryland, will examine the Kislak Collection's ancient Mayan ceramic bottles and miniature vessels (some 170 examples) in a project he calls "Mayan Flasks and Miniature Vessels: A Comprehensive Study with Catalog/Database."
- Harvey Cohen, Kluge Fellow, is a lecturer of history at the University of Maryland, where he earned his doctorate. At the Library, he hopes to complete his work on Duke Ellington for a book, "Duke Ellington's America."
- Kimberly Coles, Kluge Fellow, is assistant professor of 16th and 17th century English literature at California State University, Bakersfield. She received her doctorate in early modern English literature at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, and, as a Kluge Fellow, will complete work on a book, "Making Sects: Women as Reformers, Writers and Subjects in Reformation England."
- Francis Deng, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, is professor of international law, politics and society and director of the Center for Displacement Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. A leading expert on Sudan, African conflicts and refugees, he has held a number of senior posts in the Sudanese Foreign Service, including minister of state for foreign affairs, and has served as the Sudanese ambassador to the United States, Canada and Scandinavia.
- Mark Fenemore, Kluge Fellow, is associated with the Department of History and Economic History at Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. He received his doctorate in German history from University College, London. At the Library, he expects to complete work on a book, "Policing a Divided City. Berlin, 1945-1961."
- Chad A. Goldberg, Jameson Fellow, is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin. He received his doctorate from the New School for Social Research; he calls his research project "Citizens and Paupers: Civic Inclusion, Race and the American Welfare State."
- James Goldgeier, Henry Alfred Kissinger Fellow in Foreign Policy and International Affairs, is professor of political science and director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. At the Library, Goldgeier will focus on what he perceives as a growing division between the European Union and NATO and the former Soviet Union and explore policy options that the United States and its European partners might have in responding to this new divide.
- Amirul Hadi, Rockefeller Fellow in Islamic Studies, is lecturer and chair of the Department of Islamic Studies at the State Institute of Islamic Studies Ar-Raniry in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. A recipient of a doctorate from McGill University, Hadi's research topic is "War and Peace Among a Muslim People of Sumatra: A Study of Acehnese Hikayat Prangs (Heroic Poems)."
- Leor Halevi, Kluge Fellow, is associate professor of history at Texas A&M University. He received his doctorate from Harvard University. Earlier, as an ACLS/Mellon Fellow, he researched "Death, Ritual and Society in the Early Islamic World." Now he is turning his attention to a project he calls "Commerce with Infidels: Economic Exchange Between Muslims and Non-Muslims in the Middle Ages."
- Maurice Jackson, Kluge Fellow, received his doctorate from Georgetown University, where he is currently assistant professor of Colonial, Atlantic and African American history. He hopes to complete his research at the Library for a book, "Anthony Benezet (1713-1784) and the Atlantic Antislavery Crusade."
- Suk-Young Kim, Kluge Fellow, is assistant professor of Korean studies and theater at Dartmouth College. She received a doctorate in interdisciplinary theater and drama from Northwestern University. She calls her Kluge Center research project "Filmed Propaganda Performances About the Family: A Comparative Study of China and North Korea, 1966-1979."
- Emily Laurance, Kluge Fellow, teaches harp at both Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her doctorate from UNC-Chapel Hill in musicology and is active as a harp performer, lecturer and author about the harp and music written for it. She calls her Kluge research project "The Single-Action Harp in the Early American Republic: A Social History."
- David Levy, holder of the Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Education and Technology, received his doctorate in computer science from Stanford University. In early 2005 he was one of a number of guest speakers in the Library of Congress series "Managing Knowledge and Creativity in a Digital Context." Papamarkou Chair holders examine the impact of education and technology on individuals and society.
- Rama Mantena, Kluge Fellow, is visiting assistant professor of history at Smith College. She received her doctorate from the University of Michigan and calls her research project "Language, Temporality, and Progress in Colonial South India."
- Tobie Sarah Meyer-Fong, Kluge Fellow, is assistant professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. She earned her doctorate from Stanford University and received the Rosenfield Prize for Excellence in Writing for her doctoral dissertation. Her Kluge research project is called "Rebellion Remembered: Violence, Community and Commemoration in 19th Century China."
- Krystyn Moon, Kluge Fellow, received her doctorate in history from Johns Hopkins University. An assistant professor of history at Georgia State University, she is the author of "Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performances, 1850-1920" (2005). She calls her project "Performing Race: The Rise of Asians and Asian Americans in Vaudeville, 1880s-1930s."
- Anthony Mullan, Kluge Library of Congresss Staff Fellow, is a reference librarian and fine arts specialist in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the Library. The sixth Library staff member to be awarded the Kluge Staff Fellowship, he calls his research project "Travel and Exploration in Hispanic America, 1600-1900: A Selective and Annotated Guide to Original Materials in Special Collections of the Library of Congress."
- Jeanne Nuechterlein, Kluge Fellow, received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. Formerly a lecturer in art history and related areas at the University of York, United Kingdom, she has identified "The Emergence of Netherlandish Oil Painting in Its Historical Context and in Modern Historiography" as her Library research project.
- George Saliba, Senior Distinguished Visiting Scholar, is professor of Arabic and Islamic Science in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He will use the Library's collections to continue his research in the development of scientific ideas from late antiquity to early modern times with a special focus on the various planetary theories that were developed within Islamic science and the impact these theories had on early European astronomy.
- Eleanor Shevlin, Kluge Fellow, is assistant professor of English literature at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She received her doctorate from the University of Maryland. At the Library she plans to pursue research for a project she calls "Harrison & Co.'s Print Corpus and the Making of the English Novel."
- Olena Yatsunska, Kluge Fellow, is associate professor in the Social and Political Science Department, Odessa National University, Ukraine. She received her doctorate in political science from Odessa National Law Academy and is the author of "Local Self-Government: The World Experience and Ukraine" (2003) and many other publications. She calls her research project "Electoral and Party Systems in Ukraine and Their Role in the Formation of Local Governance."
Robert Saladini is the program officer at the John W. Kluge Center.