Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Georges Collinet was a rock ’n’ roll-playing, Cold War DJ; now he's an elder stateman of world music.
How two American women changed the stardards of style and scooped the Paris prognosticators.
A group who saved Western art from Nazi looting and a California farmer who redefined ancient warfare are included in the latest list of National Humanities Medalists.
Philip Lampi's lifelong quest to document elections of the early Republic.
In the manuscript culture of the pre-print age, a lost world of poetry has been rediscovered.
A sampler of We the People projects from the Founders to Mark Twain to Laura Ingalls Wilder.
NEH celebrates five years of We the People
Andrew Jackson stares down the national bank and wins.
Abraham Lincoln's legal papers reveal a surprising cache of sundry clients and dramatic litigation.
Not just Torah and gefilte fish: A new film shows the complexity of life as a Jewish American.
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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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