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Articles with keyword "history"

Image of Shelley Crisp

In Focus

North Carolina’s Shelley Crisp

Poet Shelley Crisp brings her passion for place to North Carolina.

Jamil Zainaldin

In Focus

Georgia’s Jamil Zainaldin

Through Georgia's online encyclopedia, Jamil Zainaldin helps disseminate the state's historical gems.

Image of edition of <em> Stèles</em>, first published in 1914.

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The End of Man

And the Art of Victor Segalen.

An Ancient Chinese Poet, facsimile of original Chinese scroll, Chinese School.

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The Making of Jonathan Spence

From Winchester College to The Search for Modern China.

Jonathan Spence, the 39th Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities

Conversation

The China Scholar

Jonathan Spence and NEH Chairman Leach discuss key moments in four hundred years of Chinese history.

Manuscript from Michael of Rhodes

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Sailor of Fortune

Michael of Rhodes was not your typical fifteenth-century Venetian, and he left his manuscript as proof.

Whalemen remove the jaw of a sperm whale

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Whaling the Old Way

Life on a nineteenth-century whaler was thrilling, tedious, and often disgusting.

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Confederate Cattle Call

There is pleasure to be had in looking to the past for examples of the familiar or near familiar. But one can also look to it for a good blast of the freaky, the strange, and the unrecognizable.

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Fast Track To Sainthood

St. Francis has gone in and out of style.

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Telecommunications Triumphs

Staying up all night working on his code and such for the glory of France, Napoleon still had time for other long-lasting achievements—namely, his optical telegraph.