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Digging Through Digital Archives
Posted: December 20, 2010

"Text Mining"--Digging through Digital Archives

Searching through a sizable fraction of civilization’s written records before digital technology was like searching a beach for buried coins before the metal detector: a formidably time-consuming and onerous burden with a dismayingly small chance of success.

NEH Chairman Leach receives the Common Ground Award from Susan Collin Marks
Posted: November 19, 2010

Civility, Honors and Healing

This month, National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jim Leach participated in several events related to his 50-state Civility Tour initiative and the NEH’s work with state humanities councils.

Mo Yan, Chinese novelist, with bust of Mark Twain
Posted: October 27, 2010

Translating Culture: American and Chinese Scholars and Artists Gather for Roundtable Discussions

As part of its ongoing Bridging Cultures initiative, the National Endowment for the Humanities recently sponsored a two-day cultural forum that brought together American and Chinese artists and scholars.