In its fifth full year of operation, the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress welcomes a new class of visiting scholars to the Library for a period of intense research using the Library’s extraordinary collections.
Kluge Fellowship recipients, all of whom are within seven years of having received the terminal advanced degree in their respective areas of study, spend six to 11 months in a collegial residential setting at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building.
The fellows are selected by the Librarian of Congress (based on the appropriateness of their proposed research application to Library collections), by Library staff and recommended by a panel of their peers assembled by the National Endowment of Humanities.
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.
- Mark D. Anderson, University of North Texas, “The fruits of disaster: Cultural responses to catastrophe in Latin America”
- Geert Buelens, Utrecht University (Netherlands), “National and/or European identity in the Avant-Garde and traditional poetry of the First World War”
- Karen L. Carter, University of North Florida, “Art in the streets; Late 19th century French posters”
- Mario Del Pero, University of Bologna (Italy), “Detente, Europe, and Bipolarism: US and EEC responses to the ‘Southern European Malaise’ of the 1970s”
- Claudia B. Haake, University of York (United Kingdom), “The roots of identity: Indigenous societies and land in the Americas”
- Joseph K. Kosek, George Washington University, “Acts of conscience: Christian nonviolence and American democracy”
- Timothy M. Rohan, University of Massachusetts, “Enriching modernism: Paul Rudolph’s buildings and projects, 1945-1997”
- Reuben S. Rose-Redwood, Pennsylvania State University, “Rationalizing the landscape: A critical spatial history and house numbering in the United States”
- Michael Schitz, University of Leuven (Belgium), “Building the ‘Yen Bloc’: Financial policy, learning, and search for empire in prewar Japan”
- Jennifer Elson Sessions, University of Iowa, “The culture and politics of colonialism in 19th century France and Algeria, 1830-1851”
- Owen C. Stanwood, Catholic University of America, “An imperial faith: The Catholic threat and the making of British America, 1678-1713”
- Chitralekha Zutshi, College of William and Mary, “A sociocultural history of the Kashmiri shawl”
Through a generous endowment from philanthropist John W. Kluge, the Library established the Kluge Center in 2000 to bring together the world’s best thinkers to stimulate, energize and distill wisdom from the Library’s resources and to interact with policymakers in Washington. For more information about the fellowships and programs offered by the Kluge Center, visit www.loc.gov/kluge/.