Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Meredith Hindley is a senior writer for humanities.
On the long reach of Adam Smith.
Colonial opulence had to be displayed behind closed doors.
Using modern technology to understand a network of eighteenth-century thinkers.
On the devoted oldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson.
Young TR takes on the War of 1812.
The life and legends of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Donald S. Lopez Jr. on Europe's introduction to the Buddhist "way of life."
How to turn language, the core operating system of the humanities, into numbers . . .
The first First Lady to hit the campaign trail without her husband
On the political and social revolution of lighting up the night.
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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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