August 25, 2011 - The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress recently announced the appointment of 12 post-doctoral fellows, who will conduct humanistic and social science research in the Library’s large and varied collections. The Kluge Center will help the fellows make substantial use of the Library’s collections, which include books, manuscripts, maps, films, recorded sound, music, newspapers and periodicals, prints and photographs and the world’s largest law library. In addition, the Kluge Center will connect the fellows with the Library's specialized staff and the intellectual and policymaking communities of Washington, DC. The residential fellowships, which last 5-11 months, will conclude with public lectures from the fellows concerning their research projects.
The recipients are within seven years of having received the terminal advanced degree in humanities, social sciences or a professional field (such as architecture or law). Their applications received preliminary review by Library staff and were vetted by a panel assembled by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Librarian of Congress made the final appointments.
Through a generous endowment from John W. Kluge, the Library of Congress established the Kluge Center in 2000 to bring together the world’s best thinkers to stimulate and energize one another, to distill wisdom from the Library’s rich resources and to interact with policymakers in Washington.
Additional information, including a list of fellows and their research projects, is available here.