Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Maggie Riechers is a writer in Potomac, Maryland.
Peter the Great sets in motion reforms to draw the country out of isolation and mold it into an empire.
With the fates of North America still uncertain, the French and three Indian tribes raid a British settlement.
Yiddish programs from the Golden Age of radio hit the airwaves.
Covering the English language from the Norman Conquest to the advent of printing, the Middle English Dictionary is published.
White Russians, academics, and others found an unlikely path to freedom.
A new program offers the humanities as a moral alternative to poverty.
A new film reveals George C. Wallace as a man who made a Faustian bargain for power but sought forgiveness at life's end.
A documentary places the emphasis on Eleanor without Franklin.
The NEH launches an initiative to save and share our legacy for a new generation.
How Jerome Kern created the Broadway musical is told in a new radio series.
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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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