Humanities Desk On Demand

Lincoln Calling Music Festival goes virtual

October 2, 2020
Thursday marked the start of the 17th annual Lincoln Calling Musical Festival. The non-profit festival, usually an in-person event, is completely... more››

Listen: Author and Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on Leadership in Turbulent Times

September 18, 2020
On Tuesday evening, noted presidential historian and best-selling author Doris Kearns Goodwin will deliver the 25th annual Governor’s Lecture in the... more››

Virtual Chautauqua to Begin Thursday After In-Person Event in Ashland Delayed

July 29, 2020
The pandemic has caused a change in what was supposed to be an in-person Nebraska Chautauqua this week in Ashland. Chautauquas are educational... more››

Survivors Share Stories Of Trauma In New Lincoln Play

July 24, 2020
A new play opening tonight at the Lied Center in Lincoln is a combination of sharing stories of trauma and a full theatrical production. The people... more››

Benson Theatre Renovation Underway As Historic Building Gets an Extensive Update

July 16, 2020
A dream to return a nearly 100-year-old building in the Benson area of Omaha to its former glory is closer to reality. Work has started on the... more››

Pandemic Is The Only Thing That Can Slow This Piano Man

July 9, 2020
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has changed life for all of us. For one York, Nebraska senior citizen, it’s taken away his ability to perform... more››

Lincoln Pastors Denounce Racism, Voice Solidarity With African American Community

July 8, 2020
More than 30 Evangelical pastors from the Lincoln area are voicing their solidarity with the African American community.The group paid for a full-... more››

Pink Phone Booth in Benson Promotes Activism

July 7, 2020
A pink phone booth installed outside a Benson art gallery late last week is getting a lot of attention and is inspiring activism in the community.... more››

Museum Curators Collecting Protest Items From Across Nebraska

June 29, 2020
Black Lives Matter protests have sparked an international conversation about police violence and racism. The Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln is... more››

Study On Black Homesteaders In The Great Plains Nears Completion

June 26, 2020
Homestead National Monument in Beatrice and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are among the organizations that have joined together for a research... more››