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"Mark Twain, America's best humorist," lithograph, c1885
Posted: October 30, 2013

Mark Twain II

Eight reasons to delve into volume 2 of the NEH-funded Autobiography of Mark Twain

Montpelier slave quarters reconstruction
Posted: October 20, 2013

Unearthing the lives of Montpelier's slaves

NEH-supported excavations at Madison's Montpelier offer insights into lifestyle differences within the estate's enslaved community

WNO Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists perform Verdi
Posted: September 27, 2013

Verdi: Uncensored

NEH-supported research reveals Verdi's operas, as the composer intended

Sheldon Hackney
Posted: September 13, 2013

Remembering Sheldon Hackney

NEH Chairman Launched Conversations on Pluralism and Identity

 David McCullough speaking at Emory University, 2007
Posted: September 11, 2013

Author David McCullough on 9/11

Excerpt from "First Principles" the Nebraska Governor's Lecture in the Humanities" delivered by David McCullough on September 20, 2001

The Cortile
Posted: September 10, 2013

Trump Leases Old Post Office Building

From Cubicles to The Cortile

Humanities Report Card 2013 cover image
Posted: September 5, 2013

Humanities Report Card 2013

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences released a mixed “report card’ yesterday for the humanities, presenting some largely unrecognized good news about their popularity as a college major and students' satisfaction with their choice.     

50th anniversary of March on Washington, scene from Pennsylvania Ave
Posted: August 28, 2013

The Nation Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech

Martin Luther King, Jr., three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front,
Posted: August 27, 2013

I Have a Dream: Celebrating the Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.

EDSITEment offers educational resources for teaching the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted: August 21, 2013

Steve Ross, Farewell

NEH Director of Challenge Grant program that has generated $3.9 billion in private funds for the humanities has died.