In This Issue November/December 2009
Volume 30, Issue 6Detail from the Kangxi Emperor’s Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Three: Ji’nan to Mount Tai, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1698 Wang Hui (Chinese, 1632–1717) and assistants; Handscroll; ink and color on silk; 26 ¾ x 548 ½ in. (67.8 x 1393.8 cm).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Purchase, the Dillon Fund Gift, 1979 (1975.5a–d). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Jim Thompson found the makings of a new and gritty style working on the Oklahoma State Guide.By David Geffner
Within the culture of the Benin Empire, which thrived from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century in what is now southern Nigeria, only the oba, or sacred monarch, had the authority toBy James Williford
This nineteenth-century ceramic Snake Jug was designed by brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick, the founders of Anna Pottery in Anna, IL.By Steve Moyer
From Making Sense: Constructing Meaning in Early English, a selection of papers on Anglo-Saxon and other medieval texts edited by Antonette diPaolo Healey and Kevin Kiernan and published
Oregon Humanities magazine’s summer ’09 issue provokes much thought on the matter of things, possessions, or, as the editors call it, “stuff.” The issue is stuffed with stuff on stuff, includBy David Skinner
NEH Chairman Jim Leach takes us from his high-school wrestling days through the stages of his political career to his thoughts on the challenges facing humanity--and the humanities--in the twenty-first century.