Watch Walter Isaacson's speech, "The Intersection of the
Humanities and the Sciences" See it now »
Sara E. Wilson is a writer in Arlington, Virginia.
The realm of heroes and myths is transformed into an online library in the Perseus project.
Greek urban life, entertainment, and religion come to life in Worcester.
West Virginia's council saves a landmark and finds a new home.
From horses to motorcars, an exhibition chronicles cultural change among the Plateau Indians.
A new film explores the complexities of an extraordinary commander.
Katherine Anne Porter's lifetime of letters and manuscripts holds clues for scholars and writers alike.
read the latest issue
Subscribe To Humanities Magazine Now!
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?
for the Humanities
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506