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)



California Humanities: “We Are the Humanities”

Juan Felipe Herrera

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…


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"

NHC Fellows

Robert D. Newman

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

Sample Moments

Portrait of Frederick Douglass

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…