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.
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.

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