It’s the prize that Alfred Nobel forgot. In 2000 Mr. Kluge, the billionaire, gave $73 million to the Library of Congress for a scholarly center and other projects, which now include the million-dollar prize. The award was specifically intended for areas that the Nobel Prizes do not cover, like history, political science, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, religion, linguistics and criticism.
John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity
The $1 million Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity will go to historians John Hope Franklin and Yu Ying-shih.