Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
The Southern Humanities Media Fund helps chronicle the changing face of the region.
With a splash of tradition, the Plains Indian Museum is celebrating a makeover.
A new documentary honors a forgotten photographer and the American Indian culture he wished to save.
An irreverent look at the nation's past wows New Jersey eighth graders.
A new film traces the composer's life in the United States and his championing of black music.
A colleague pays tribute to a fellow historian and tireless traveling companion.
McPherson's books capture the complexity of the Civil War and the connections between battlefront and home front.
A new anthology captures the raw and kinetic energy of a nation celebrating its cultural independence.
Scholars are saving the ballads and poetry of a dispersed people.
A new film reveals George C. Wallace as a man who made a Faustian bargain for power but sought forgiveness at life's end.
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Humboldt in the New World
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.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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