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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
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Kluge Fellowships
Deadline: July 15

Lucianne Walkowicz Named Fifth Chair in Astrobiology

Lucianne WalkowiczAs the fifth Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Lucianne Walkowicz she began her tenure October 1, 2017, and will be in residence for 12 months. Walkowicz will work on a project titled “Fear of a Green Planet: Inclusive Systems of Thought for Human Exploration of Mars.”
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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

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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 Events

Thursday, June 7, 3 PM
Lecture: "The Bible in American History." The historical influence of the Bible is difficult to parse, not least because it was a ubiquitous text interpreted in disparate ways. Historians Mark Noll and Lincoln Mullen will examine how traditional and digital historical methods can be used to understand the Bible’s influence.
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Wednesday, June 13, 10 AM
"A Conversation with Walter Isaacson." - CANCELLED
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