Call for nominations for the Kluge Chairs at the Library of Congress (specifically Chair in Technology and Society)
Library of Congress. September 7, 2022
I write to solicit your nominations for the Kluge Chairs at the Library of Congress.
The Kluge Center in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building brings a small number of prominent scholars and thinkers to the Library of Congress every year to use the rich and often unique materials available here. Appointees are chosen on the basis of intellectual accomplishment, the ability to communicate ideas to a broad audience, and their relevance to the challenges faced by democracies in the 21st century. It is our hope that they will stimulate thinking by sharing their insight and analysis through informal discussions and formal presentations within the Center and the Library.
The Kluge Chairs are suited for the most accomplished and innovative scholars who are at the height of their creative and intellectual powers.
There are five Kluge Chairs:
- The Chair in American Law and Governance focuses on legal, constitutional, and political issues related to the institutions of American government.
- The Chair in Technology and Society focuses on the impact of fast-changing technologies on human societies.
- The Chair in Modern Culture focuses on modern arts and media and their impact on civic life.
- The Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North focuses on the history and cultures of North America, Europe, Russia, and East Asia.
- The Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South focuses on the history and cultures of Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and Oceania.
Throughout their tenure at the Kluge Center, chair-holders have opportunities to interact formally and informally with Members of Congress, their staff, and other policymakers in Washington, DC, as well as with scholars from other disciplines in residence at the Library.
More information about the Kluge Center may be found on the website: https://www.loc.gov/programs/john-w-kluge-center/about-this-program/
To offer nominations for any of these chair positions, please provide the name and a short statement of rationale for up to three candidates per chair, and send via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, without sharing news of your submission with colleagues or nominees.
We encourage you to re-nominate candidates you have previously nominated if their scholarship continues to be outstanding and attention-worthy.
This year’s submission deadline is October 17, 2022, which gives the Library ample time to conduct a rigorous evaluation in view of making offers on or around June 1, 2023 for appointments beginning in September 2024 and following.
I would be grateful if you would consider providing this valuable service to the Library and contributing to our effort to identify the very best scholars whose ideas hold the potential to positively impact scholarly and policy conversation on Capitol Hill.
With all good wishes,
The John W. Kluge Center