Humanities Desk On Demand

May 21, 2008
In cattle country, where business is often settled on a handshake, a person's word is their bond. This story is drawn from interviews for Beef State, a documentary project of NET and the Nebraska Historical Society. For a preview, please visit
May 12, 2008
The Nebraska Historical Society is in the beginning stages of restoring its collection of over 3,000 artifacts from 14 Indian tribes.
May 8, 2008
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May 8, 2008
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April 21, 2008
Omaha native Marlin Briscoe, the first starting African-American quarterback in the NFL, is now the subject of a movie. Omaha's best known actor, John Beasley, is behind the film. Beasley played football with Briscoe in Omaha. For more about the film, please visit
April 10, 2008
The grand opening of the new International Quilt Study Center occurred yesterday in Lincoln. The Center is the home to the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world.
February 19, 2008
A picture may paint a thousand words, but a few well-chosen words about a painting could win a prize. For more information about the contest, go to
February 12, 2008
A Nebraska family traces its roots to a man standing at a crossroads in history, the intersection of slavery and homesteading.
February 4, 2008
For more information about homesteading, please visit For information about a program on Nicodemus, Kansas and black homesteaders, visit
January 14, 2008
You expect a little chemistry between characters in a movie. But there's more chemistry in movies than you might expect, according to Dr. Mark Griep and Marjorie Mikasen. For more on Chemistry in the Movies, visit For more on Marjorie Mikasen's art, please visit http... more››