Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
How the French Revolution reappropriated the favored playwright of Louis XIV.
Life on a nineteenth-century whaler was thrilling, tedious, and often disgusting.
Cambridge's pastoral gateway to paradise set the trend for modern cemeteries.
Michael of Rhodes was not your typical fifteenth-century Venetian, and he left his manuscript as proof.
Our fascination with Buddha goes well beyond power drinks and movie stars.
Thomas Hart Benton was famous when he wrote his autobiography, forgotten when he updated it.
The 2009 Humanities Medalists.
And the Art of Victor Segalen.
Where the digital age meets ancient Egypt.
The Dictionary of Old English explores the brutality and elegance of our ancestral tongue.
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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.
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The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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