Humanities Desk On Demand

April 10, 2008
The grand opening of the new International Quilt Study Center occurred yesterday in Lincoln. The Center is the home to the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world.
February 19, 2008
A picture may paint a thousand words, but a few well-chosen words about a painting could win a prize. For more information about the contest, go to
February 12, 2008
A Nebraska family traces its roots to a man standing at a crossroads in history, the intersection of slavery and homesteading.
February 4, 2008
For more information about homesteading, please visit For information about a program on Nicodemus, Kansas and black homesteaders, visit
January 14, 2008
You expect a little chemistry between characters in a movie. But there's more chemistry in movies than you might expect, according to Dr. Mark Griep and Marjorie Mikasen. For more on Chemistry in the Movies, visit For more on Marjorie Mikasen's art, please visit http... more››
December 17, 2007
Nebraska Police Departments are facing the tough challenge of serving people in their communities who do not speak English.
November 20, 2007
The little monkey from children's literature had a narrow escape as his creators fled the Nazi invasion of Paris.
October 9, 2007
Michael R Beschloss recently gave a speech about his book, "Presidential Courage"—and the past US presidents that have displayed a great deal of it. Bechloss' talk was the twelfth in the Governor's Lecture in the Humanities, sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the University of Nebraska... more››
September 24, 2007
Roger Peters was an Army Corporal serving in Europe as WWII ended. He tells two stories, and discusses the lessons he learned from his interaction with a German soldier and a concentration camp survivor.
September 24, 2007
Sixteen million Americans fought during World War II. Now, fewer than three million—less than a quarter—are still living. With most of them in their eighties, time is running out to hear their stories. To tell your World War II story, please visit