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photo of house called Fallingwater
Posted: June 15, 2011

Fallingwater: Architectural Masterpiece

When retailer Edgar Kaufmann approached Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s to design a family retreat in the Allegheny Mountains, the result was a landmark of American architecture -- built directly over a waterfall. Read more on EDSITEment, NEH’s award-winning website for students, teachers, and lifelong learners.

photo of Beowulf manuscript
Posted: June 14, 2011

Old English, New Influences

The great age of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) literature lasted from the sixth through the tenth centuries CE. But its influence can still be found in modern fantasy tales, such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Harry Potter series. Read more about Anglo-Saxon poetry on EDSITEment, NEH’s award-winning website for students, teachers, and lifelong learners.

illustration depicts scholars around 1287 CE
Posted: June 14, 2011

Teaching the Middle East: A Thousand and One Lessons

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators, a new online resource created by scholars at the University of Chicago and funded by the NEH, provides teachers with an invaluable educational tool.

Miles Smith
Posted: May 31, 2011

Happy 400th, King James Bible

England's Lord Macaulay said it best: The King James Bible is "a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power."

Posted: April 15, 2011

Freedom Riders Honored at Film Screening

Fourteen veterans of the 1961 Freedom Rides protesting segregation in interstate travel were honored April 13 at a screening in Washington D.C of a new NEH-funded film.

Image of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Eisenhower
Posted: February 21, 2011

Presidential Papers

In honor of Presidents' Day, a look at NEH-funded presidential papers projects.

Mark Twain Editor Robert Hirst speaks at NEH
Posted: February 16, 2011

Robert Hirst on the Making of Mark Twain's Autobiography

It took a team of scholars many years to determine Mark Twain's plan for the book and then arrange the right contents in the right order.

For All The World To See exhibition at the International Center of Photography
Posted: February 2, 2011

For All the World to See

In the summer of 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till of Chicago was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta.

poster for Freedom Riders video
Posted: February 2, 2011

NEH On Screen

As part of its mission, NEH supports radio, television, and film productions that make the humanities accessible and exciting to tens of millions of Americans.

Dhiru Thadani, architect, urban planner and author
Posted: January 27, 2011

Visualizing the "New Urbanism"

NEH supports a novel "encyclodictionary" of the New Urbanism to bring a common vocabulary to urban planning and design.