Humanities Desk On Demand

September 20, 2012
People who chose "none of the above" to indicate religious affiliation may be religious.
September 14, 2012
Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam says the cultural upheaval of the 1960's was a shock still reverberating in American religion and politics.
August 31, 2012
Daniel Chester French's sculpture of Abraham Lincoln commemorated the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. French's next statue of the 16th President is the famous sculpture at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
August 13, 2012
Quilters responded to war in quilt design, making quilts for relief efforts, and using quilts to raise money.
August 1, 2012
An Iraqi war refugee is on an artistic mission. In a new exhibition of black and white photography, he explores the resilience and courage of the Iraqi women who escaped war and started a new life in a new country.
July 20, 2012
A look back at the Morrill Act and the many Morrill Halls, with John Owen. One hundred and fifty years ago this month, congress passed the Morrill Act, establishing land grant Universities.
July 20, 2012
A look back at the Morrill Act. One hundred and fifty years ago this month, congress passed the Morrill Act, establishing land grant Universities.
April 6, 2012
Elliot West discusses the middle late nineteenth century, a time of tremendous change here on the Prairie, and the differences between History and Folklore.
March 9, 2012
Almost everyone has an opinion about religion. But, as with politics, it's a topic often difficult to discuss. Jerry Johnston talked with two religion scholars about the difficulties of talking about religion and one word in particular which has the power to divide—fundamentalism.
March 2, 2012
"I Am A Man" tells the story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear in this year's selection for One Book One Nebraska, a statewide reading and discussion program. Author Joe Starita also had an important role in the NET television documentary "Standing Bear's Footsteps". Robyn Wisch of KVNO Omaha recently... more››

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