Humanities Desk On Demand

December 7, 2015
David Reynolds is Professor of International History and a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge University. Professor Reynolds is the author of eleven books as well as three edited and co-edited volumes. His most recent book is The Long Shadow, on the legacies of the Great War for the 20th century... more››
December 26, 2015
Whether you are a contractor, a nurse or a librarian, your work may come to define you. You might even introduce yourself that way at a Christmas party. As a whole, an entire national identity can be defined by its workers. As Robyn Murray reports, a new exhibit touring Nebraska from the... more››
December 18, 2015
Gerald Dickens has spent the last twenty years touring England and the U.S. bringing his great great grandfather's characters to life. At an event presented by the Douglas County Historical Society in Omaha, Dickens performed a one-man-show adaptation of A Christmas Carol - switching back and forth... more››
December 12, 2015
Many Nebraskans have been to Pershing Auditorium in Lincoln for sporting events and concerts. The building is named after John J. Pershing who commanded U.S. troops in World War One. What's his connection to Nebraska? Barney McCoy, an associate professor in UNL's College of Journalism and Mass... more››
September 26, 2015
Willa Cather writes to childhood friend Annie Pavelka who was the role model for My Antonia.
September 19, 2015
Willa Cather answers a letter written by F. Scott Fitzgerald who doesn't want Cather to think he plagiarized her work when he wrote The Great Gatsby.
September 12, 2015
Willa Cather writes to American novelist, mentor, and friend Sarah Orne Jewett.
September 5, 2015
Willa Cather wrote thousands of letters to friends and family. Only some of them have been saved. In this letter, Cather writes to her friend Louise Pound.
August 22, 2015
Because groundwater is so important, water quality scientists spend a lot of time studying how contaminants can get into the aquifer, deep underground. Dan Snow says growing up, he wasn't planning on being a scientist.