Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Maggie Riechers is a writer in Potomac, Maryland.
NEH puts American materpieces in schools across the country.
An epic film documents the experiences of the citizen soldier and his community.
From illegitimacy, Alexander Hamiliton rises to power, driven by ambition and his moral code
Folk music reflects a nation’s changing traditions.
Julie Yoder brings a mix of experiences to the humanities in Arizona.
Janet Daley promotes reading programs in North Dakota.
Early newsreels put Americans in the front row for major world events.
The irascible John Adams shows a different side in his writings to his wife Abigail.
Since the Spanish-American War, correspondents have balanced loyalty to their country with responsibility to inform the public.
The everyday life of Greek children is recounted in a new exhibition.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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