HUMANITIES, the quarterly magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has published first issue of 2017.
Inside the Winter 2017 edition:
The Youngest Person in Concord [Cover Story]
Mary Moody Emerson, the favorite aunt of Ralph Waldo, was a thinker, a writer, and an inspiration to all who knew her.
Lilla, author of The Shipwrecked Mind, on the history and effects of reactionary movements
How Darwin’s Origin of Species inspired Charles Loring Brace’s social reform efforts
The overlooked history of an apocalyptic best-seller, The Late Great Planet Earth
Reading Ruskin used to be shorthand for cultural sophistication. How did he become the Victorians’ leading arbiter of taste?
The Pirate Next Door
In America’s early days, pirates were often respectable members of colonial society.
On a High Note
Melancholy and self-effacing, Roy Orbison changed what it meant to be a rock star.
Where the Wind Begins
Photographing the forlorn landscape of Alaska’s Adak Island
Executive Function with Laurie Zierer
Zierer, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Humanities Council, sees the humanities as a path to community revitalization.
Caterina Sforza’s book of Experimenti
Sforza, the famously ruthless fifteenth-century Italian countess, also dabbled in alchemy.
Also, don’t miss HUMANITIES online-only content, including:
- The Art of Thinking in Other People’s Heads — In Weimar Germany, the feuilleton, a new form of journalism, became a battleground over the meaning of modernity.
- Modernism and Mexico — An exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates the works of some of Mexico’s greatest twentieth-century painters.
- The Rise of the Euroskeptic — To survive, the European Union may need to listen to its own naysayers.
- Chicken Soup and other Remedies — An exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Maryland explores the history of Jews and medicine.
HUMANITIES magazine is a quarterly publication of the National Endowment for the Humanities, exploring great ideas from history, literature, philosophy, and culture. HUMANITIES magazine is available by subscription through the US Government Publishing Office. Read online or follow @Humanitiesmag on Twitter for updates on the latest online articles.