Humanities Desk On Demand

February 27, 2012
UNMC studies the mental, physical, social and sexual health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gendered individuals that have worked and played in the state of Nebraska.
January 19, 2012
A new exhibit of inscribed quilts at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln is a window on women's history and presents a few mysteries, as well.
January 19, 2012
Larry Williams is director of the Malone Community Center in Lincoln. He reflects on the continuity between the Civil Rights movement and current student support programs.
January 19, 2012
Events 150 years ago shaped today's Nebraska: The Emancipation Proclamation, the Homestead Act, Morrill Act and Pacific Railway Act. University of Nebraska Lincoln Historian Will Thomas gives a brief overview of the influence of those events in 1862.
December 10, 2011
The well known Chiara String Quartet performed at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach recently. The performance raised questions about the necessity of fine art and the unwritten rules of the concert hall.
October 14, 2011
Eric Foner’s book describes Lincoln’s changing strategy for ending slavery. Foner delivers the 2011 Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities.
October 14, 2011
The film "The Whistleblower" tells the story of an American woman working in Bosnia as a peacekeeper, who tries to intervene in the trafficking of young girls for prostitution. The story's main character is based on Kathryn Bolkovac, a former Lincoln Police Officer. In this interview with NET Radio... more››
October 1, 2011
Eric Foner's book describes Lincoln's changing strategy for ending slavery. Foner delivers the 2011 Governor's Lecture in the Humanities.
September 16, 2011
When Broken Bow native Katie Farritor started digging into her family history, she found connections to homesteading, photographer Solomon Butcher and a great-great-grandfather who thought Butcher was charging too much for a family portrait.
September 3, 2011
College freshmen are looking at employment after graduation, but the present weak jobs outlook is influencing their decisions.