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Program The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity

The Kluge Prize recognizes and celebrates work of the highest quality and greatest impact that advances understanding of the human experience.

2018 Recipient

  • 2018 Kluge Prize recipient Drew Gilpin Faust. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell.

    Drew Gilpin Faust

    Historian and Higher Education Innovator

    As the first female president of Harvard University, Drew Gilpin Faust has led one of the most esteemed educational institutions in the world through a period of intense growth and transformation. Through her extensive writing about Southern identity, she has also explored themes of deep relevance to our national conversation on race and gender.

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About the Prize

Established with an endowment provided by the late John W. Kluge, the Kluge Prize recognizes and celebrates work of the highest quality and greatest impact that advances understanding of the human experience.

Read about the Kluge Prize on Insights, the Kluge Center Blog

Nomination and Selection

The Library of Congress invites nominations for the Kluge Prize from knowledgeable individuals in colleges, universities, government agencies, embassies, and research institutions across the globe, as well as from independent scholars and writers and from library curators. Nominations must be made in writing and include a detailed assessment of a nominee’s accomplishments. Explanatory documentation is helpful, and is essential for any nomination received without prior solicitation. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Read more about the Nomination and Selection Process

Insights

The official blog of The John W. Kluge Center

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