Profile: Dan Turello

Library of Congress

Dan Turello, Program Specialist, manages Kluge Center senior chair competitions including the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology and the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations. He also works with the Library of Congress Scholars Council. Dan holds a M.A. in Politics from The Catholic University of America and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University. He has published articles and reviews in the Washington Post, Renaissance Studies, Rassegna dell’Esercito, The Romance Sphere, and Italian Studies.

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Emoji, Texting and Social Media: How Do They Impact Language?

I’m here with Dame Wendy Hall, Kluge Chair in Technology and Society, Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton and early pioneer in web protocols; with Alexandre Loktionov, AHRC Fellow at the Kluge Center and an expert on hieroglyphic and cuneiform legal texts; and with Jessica Lingel, Kluge Fellow, assistant professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and an expert on social media.We ventured into talking about emoji and social media during a hallway conversation and thought it would be fun to pursue this further via blog.
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Category: Social Awareness

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War Board Used Comics to Spread Message in WWII

Historian Paul Hirsch was a Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation Fellow for Caricature and Cartoon at The John W. Kluge Center in summer 2015. His research explored the intersection of visual culture, race, policymaking, and diplomacy from World War II through the post-Cold War period.

Category: History

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A Piece of Music Found, A Lost Opera Complete

The quest to reconstruct a lost piece of music from the 1920s took Kluge Fellow Elia Corazza to Venice, New Haven, and finally, to the Library of Congress.

Category: Music

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Women, Fashion, and the Transatlantic Avant-Garde

Here at the Kluge Center, British Research Council Fellow Sophie Oliver has been using the Library’s collections to shed light on the relationship between fashion and cultural output in the 1920s, a period during which women’s roles were undergoing dramatic change. Oliver, a Ph.D. candidate from the University of London, is one of the dozens of fellows from British universities who conduct research at the Kluge Center each year through the AHRC/ESRC International Placement Scheme.
Among Oliver’s interesting discoveries is the degree to which fashion advertising and more scholarly forms of cultural production were intertwined in the period’s popular publications.

Category: History

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Philosopher John Searle: Mind & Consciousness

Dan Turello interviews philosopher John R. Searle, philosopher and member of the Library of Congress Scholars Council. Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published extensively on the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind, and has been at the center of discussions with philosophers and scientists around the world in an effort to better understand the nature of consciousness.

Category: Science

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