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Poster from 1948 London Summer Olympics:discuss thrower and Houses of Parliament
Posted: July 30, 2012

The Olympic Games, Past and Present

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England are an opportunity to examine the historical and philosophical significance of the Games in Ancient Greece.

Plains farmer raises fence to prevent it from disappearing under sand.farmer
Posted: July 26, 2012

The Dust Bowl

The new Ken Burns film, The Dust Bowl,  headlined an ”NEH at the White House”  event July 26 as prominent panelists discuss

View of the National Mall with AIDS quilt panels displayed
Posted: July 24, 2012

AIDS Memorial Quilt

At 48,000 panels and counting, the AIDS Memorial Quilt is almost too big to be exhibited; digital technology helps illuminate the memorial's staggering story. 

Eames chair
Posted: July 20, 2012

The Eames Legacy

Charles Eames was an architect. His wife Ray was a painter and sculptor.

image, box camera
Posted: July 10, 2012

Jacob Riis and the Other Half

Lisa Xie's compelling website "Jacob Riis and the Other Half" earned the California high school student a top prize at National History Day.

Martin E. Marty
Posted: July 10, 2012

Out of Many

Esteemed scholar of American religion Martin Marty speaks at summer seminar for community college faculty.

Earl Shorris meets students in Buenos Aires
Posted: June 29, 2012

Remembering Earl Shorris

The National Endowment for the Humanities mourns the loss of the writer and activist Earl Shorris, who brought the riches of the humanities to thousands of inner-city poor through his creation of a national tuition-free education program.

Painting of the The Boston Tea Party
Posted: June 29, 2012

EDSITEment Fourth of July lesson

"The Revolution was effected before he war commenced.  the Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people. . ."

John Adams.

National History Day students run in arena to receive award
Posted: June 15, 2012

Thirty-one Middle and High School Students Named National Endowment for the Humanities Scholars at 2012 National History Day

Students from Florida and Washington State took home four of the top senior prizes at National History Day sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

William Woollett's engraving of The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West
Posted: June 7, 2012

Competing Empires

British colonies hugged the East Coast, French troops occupied the Ohio Valley and the Iroquois Nation was caught in between when the London Board of Trade called a meeting.