Photographer Ralph R. Doubleday captures the early days of rodeo.
A workshop brings teachers to the site of the nation’s oldest European settlement.
An exhibition reveals the reign and destruction of an ambitious Egyptian queen.
Easy-to-assemble structures find a place in the twenty-first century.
Contemplating the future with books that talk to one another.
Online research provides new rigor in the scholarly process.
The study of film becomes easier with the help of a new digital tool.
A new edition of Samuel Johnson’s landmark dictionary illuminates his methods.
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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
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In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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