Reflections on the approach of an "improper medievalist" to feasting, the body, and death.
Romance, poetry, and protest literature are rescued from obscurity.
How a manuscript that was nearly lost still speaks to us.
Excavations beneath Florence's cathedral reveal a church for a saint that never was.
Early Icelanders turned feuding into an art form.
An eleventh-century nun with attitude becomes the subject of a Maryland film.
The city built by a heretic is the subject of an upcoming exhibition.
Technology takes us on a virtual tour of an immigrant home of the 1920s.
How Yeats and his circle gave playwriting a new voice.
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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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