Recording and observing the words and actions of a cultural icon for posterity
Did you hear the one about the Japanese villagers who performed burial rights for an American World War II pilot by following the text of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake?
Iowa's web-like network of tracks made transcontinental railroad feasible.
Gallup polls consistently rank nurses as among the most honest and ethical professionals.
Oregon Humanities’ Wheel of Cogitation travels about to street fairs with the aim of starting conversations that lead to an exchange of ideas.
This ingenious handmade apparatus for cranial osteopathy, ca. 1930s, was constructed from pieces of two catchers’ mitts and a belt. Cranial osteopathy, developed by Dr.
Keeping French alive in Louisiana can be accompanied by great wailing
Archaeologists from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum working in Peru have unearthed a piece of paper used in the early seventeenth century by a Spanish priest to conduct an interview and record num
From Victorian times to the present, the accent has shifted from elocution to oral interpretation
Fashioned from yucca fibers, the sandal pictured here was probably worn over five thousand years ago and is one of the oldest artifacts found at Franktown Cave in southern Colorado.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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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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