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A visualization of Voltaire's pen pals.

Six Degrees of Voltaire: How Computer Code Developed to Study the Enlightenment Is Connected to the Panama Papers

A tool developed to explore the epistolary connections of Enlightenment intellectuals is being used to put twenty-first-century "power players" in hot water.

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How to Visit a Museum

Wearing the right shoes and other tips for getting the most from our palaces of culture

View of a lake in Maine

E. B. White’s Song of Summer

His famous essay takes us to Maine.

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NEH’s Founding Legislation in Lead Type

Human/Ties conference offered an opportunity to get your hands dirty.

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Academic Prose: Human/Ties Conference Looks at Gap Between the Academy and Popular Culture

Writers, editors, and thinkers discuss what makes good writing.

John O'Hara, novelist of upper-class manners, in a jacket and a tie.

John O’Hara Wrote about the Things Rich People Do. Why Isn’t He Still Famous?

Library of America releases a volume of O'Hara's acclaimed short stories.

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The Year of Numbered Rooms

An author shares the highs and lows of life on tour.

Ken Burns shooting Thomas Hart Benton.

A Selected Filmography

A selected filmography

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Moore or Less

Did the persona distract from the poetry?

The Future of Democracy

Teaching the art of democracy—how humanities education supports civic participation.