Humanities Moments

Humanities Moments

We’ve all had “humanities moments” — when our lives were made richer, more poignant, and meaningful because of the insights the humanities provide.

Browse Collections (9 total)

NHC Fellows


From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Weaver Academy

Star Trek: The Next Generation

This collection includes contributions from the students and staff of Weaver Academy for the Performing and Visual Arts, located in Greensboro, North…

California Humanities: “We Are the Humanities”

Juan Felipe Herrera


Julie Mullis

This collection features contributions by teachers, education administrators and others involved in teaching at levels K-16.

Ken Burns

from Ken Burns' "America"

Robert D. Newman

from "The New York Times Magazine," June 25, 2013

Sample Moments

Portrait of Frederick Douglass

David Denby

David Denby, author, journalist, film critic

What does a humanities moment look like? What work of literature do you remember transforming you as a reader? Have we lost the metaphysical, and how…