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C. Brian Rose, University of Pennsylvania archaeologist
Posted: January 24, 2013

Bridging Cultures Through Archaeology: Exploring Ancient Turkey

Six thousand years before ancient people erected the Stonehenge ring of giant pillars in England, their distant ancestors built twenty circles of similar megaliths on a hill in Eastern Turkey.

American Experience: The Presidents (PBS film collection)
Posted: January 17, 2013

Award-Winning Stories of the Presidents, Online

To understand the American past, consider the American presidents.

photo: Carole Watson, Jim Leach, Tony Mitchell of NEH, 2012 Best Places to Work
Posted: December 13, 2012

National Endowment for the Humanities Named a Best Place to Work

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) was today named among the top federal agencies to work for based on a government-wide survey of job satisfaction and commitment among federal employees.

Charles Rosen
Posted: December 12, 2012

Remembering Charles Rosen

NEH mourns the passing of renowned music critic and pianist Charles Rosen on December 9, 2012.

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast
Posted: November 29, 2012

The Human Shore

Before Hurricane Sandy surged up the East Coast and through many Long Island towns I know from growing up in Queens, I received a review copy of The Human Shore by John R.

Jacques Barzun in his library, black and white photo
Posted: October 26, 2012

Remembering Jacques Barzun

Barzun, the distinguished cultural critic and philosopher of education, was honored in 2010 with a National Humanities Medal.

Drew Barker
Posted: October 24, 2012

Emancipation, Interpreted

NEH speaks with the three winners of the Emancipation Nation Student Contest

photo: Malcolm Margolin
Posted: September 19, 2012

Malcolm Margolin

Malcolm Margolin, publisher of Heyday, wins Chairman Commendation for telling California stories that might otherwise not be known. 

photo: Emancipation Nation panel Collage
Posted: September 18, 2012

What Did The Emancipation Proclamation Accomplish? Webcast

Five leading Civil War scholars reconstruct conditions leading up to the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

Celebrating Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial
Posted: September 18, 2012

Change in America? "Come Walk in My Shoes"

"Freedom, true freedom, will never be free," said Rep. John Lewis as he joined the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Howard University at the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.