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What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.

Erik Jorgensen, executive director of the Maine Humanities Council

In Focus

Maine’s Erik Jorgensen

Erik Jorgensen, captain of the Maine Humanities Council.


Go West, Young Trickster

From Coyote Country: Fictions of the Canadian West, wherein Duke research professor in Canadian studies Arnold E.

Image of rameau tressé, symbol of faith.


Voici the Valley

When most of us hear talk of Acadians, we think of Longfellow’s epic poem Evangeline and of the British forcing French-speakers from eastern, maritime Canada in the mid eighteenth century.

Brian Balough


The American History Guys' Backstory

The humanities version of Car Talk.

Image of Denver’s dean of cattle buyers, Robert Lazar Miller.


Jewish Pioneers

A New York program discusses how Jewish settlers shaped the Wild West.

NEH Chairman Jim Leach


The Gentleman from Iowa

NEH Chairman Jim Leach takes us from his high-school wrestling days through the stages of his political career to his thoughts on the challenges facing humanity--and the humanities--in the twenty-first century.

Image of Dolley Madison.


The Politics of Love

Dolley Madison gained influence through kindness.


Anne Frank: In Family Photos

Texas views the life of Anne Frank through her father's photos.

Dena Wortzel, Executive Director of Wisconsin Humanities Council

In Focus

Wisconsin’s Dena Wortzel

Dena Wortzel finds common ground between rural and urban communities.