Old St. Paul's Cathedral

Donne Virtually

John Donne Delivered a Sermon on Gunpowder Day in 1622. What Did It Sound Like?
Portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams

The Founding Fathers in a Digital Age

The papers of the Founding Fathers - personal letters, private diaries, even financial records - reveal the humanity beyond the statues, portraits, and memorials
Illustration of Walter Matthau.

Getting to the Roots of Jewish Comedy

Tracing Jewish-American comedy through the Borsht Belt and beyond
Susan Sontag captured by photographer Peter Hujar in 1975.

Notes on Sontag

A new film offers an intimate portrait of the writer and her passions.
Bro Adams, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Meet the new NEH Chairman

Watch a video greeting from William "Bro" Adams, new chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

NEH Matters

We serve and strengthen our Nation through support for the humanities.

NEH Veterans

An Endowment-wide initiative to promote understanding of the military experience and to support returning veterans.

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Illustration of H. L. Mencken