Humanities Desk On Demand

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.
November 14, 2013
Efforts are underway by an Omaha group to reopen the Black History Museum. The group is working to overcome past management and fundraising difficulties.
October 29, 2013
Annette Gordon-Reed discusses Thomas Jefferson's relationship with Sally Hemings, views on slavery, and changes over time.
September 5, 2013
Play Me, I'm Yours is a public art project where pianos are placed in certain locations for public use.
August 14, 2013
July 17, 2013
Rural churches in Nebraska are struggling. Many face diminishing populations and struggle to attract young people. NET News reporter Hilary Stohs-Krause explores the challenges facing small-town churches in this Signature Story.