Humanities Moments

Browse Collections (13 total)

David Denby

“Night Hawks,” by Edward Hopper

This collection includes contributors by the author, journalist and film critic David Denby.

Robert D. Newman

"When Breath Becomes Air," by Paul Kalanithi

This collections includes contributions by Robert D. Newman, president and director of the National Humanities Center

Ken Burns

Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker

This collection includes contributions by the renown filmmaker Ken Burns.



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

California Humanities: “We Are the Humanities”

African American Park Ranger Sylvester Putman and Maggie Laura Walker Lewis at the July 14, 1985 opening ceremony for Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, California Humanities invited a group of 40 prominent Californians to share what the humanities meant to them,…

Weaver Academy

Rosie the Riviter

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


The Bosporus Strait

This collection includes contributions from members of the National Humanities Center's education project Humanities in Class. The project aims to…

National Humanities Center Fellows

Fishing Camp

This collection includes contributions from current or past fellows at the National Humanities Center

Teacher Advisory Council

The Stanley Brothers

This collection includes contributions from the National Humanities Center's Teacher Advisory Council. The council is a 14-member board that supports…

National Humanities Center Board Members

William Jennings Bryan campaign poster, 1900

This collection includes contributions from the distinguished board of trustees of the National Humanities Center

Kluge Scholars


Humanities Moments contributions from scholars at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

Virginia Geographic Alliance West Indies Teacher Institute

Bussa Rebellion Banner

A week-long experiential professional development experience for teachers taking place during June 2018 in Barbados

Contested Territory: America’s Role in Southeast Asia, 1945–75

Dinh Q Le

Taking place from July 16-27, 2018, this National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute explored modern Vietnam in order to situate the…