Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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.
Linguists race against time to recapture the complicated Cherokee language.
Preserving Maya languages can help decipher the past.
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