Humanities Desk On Demand

April 1, 2014
A team of Nebraska historians, archaeologists, and ecologists are working together to do an unusual kind of autopsy. They're dissecting a sod house. Homesteaders across the Great Plains built these houses out of bricks cut from dirt. Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have a lot of... more››
March 21, 2014
A non-profit group in Kearney is using photography to reach kids and help them connect with their community.
March 20, 2014
For decades, scientists have studied the annual migration of sandhill cranes through central Nebraska. A new project is using time-lapse cameras to capture and study crane behavior.
February 24, 2014
University of Nebraska-Lincoln ethics team competes in national competition,
December 25, 2013
The story of Mary Meyer, the first woman homesteader, tells a lot about how women participated in and benefited from the Homestead Act.
December 19, 2013
You've probably never been to McKissick Island. Actually, you've probably never heard of it. We take a trip to McKissick Island and explain why it may be the most geographically-challenged place in Nebraska.
December 4, 2013
Profile of new Nebraska state poet Twyla Hansen
December 3, 2013
Many Nebraskans may know the name of Daniel Freeman, the first to register a claim under the Homestead Act. His neighbor, Mary Meyer, is less famous. But the story of the first woman homesteader provides a glimpse of how women contributed to, and benefited from, the Act that helped settle the... more››
November 22, 2013
Governor's Lecture in the Humanities 2013, ' "The Most Blessed of Patriarchs" Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Imagination' by Annette Gordon-Reed with Peter S. Onuf. Lecture was given at the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha.