Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
The hijacking of Vonnegut's early education embarrassed him not just at the time but down the road, when his career would bring him into contact with writers more well-read than he was.
New collaborations between neuroscientists and humanists look to reunite the "two cultures" of the academy.
A scholar's epic journey to catalog two hundred years of medieval dress.
The novelist who captured Polish life even as it was changing
Frederick Law Olmsted designed pastoral escapes for the urban masses.
An NEH-funded documentary inspires a cinematic novel, one to be seen as well as read.
Charles and Ray Eames forged a new sensibility while doing everything and nothing.
The celebrated bird portraitist was also a great artist of the written word.
Early in the Civil War, the Union narrowly avoided war with Britain.
New translations of the Bible have sought to make it accessible to everyone.
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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
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The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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