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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.

photograph, Burial of Union soldiers in Fredericksburg, VA, 1864
Posted: September 13, 2012

Death and the Civil War

With the coming of the Civil War, and the staggering casualties it ushered in, death entered the experience of the American people as it never had before -- permanently altering the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.

photo of Port Royal Parlor room display at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Posted: September 13, 2012

Climate Change

Updated environmental controls, supported by an NEH grant, will help Delaware's Winterthur Museum develop new strategies for preserving cultural collections.

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.