On July 22, President Obama and the National Endowment for the Humanities announced the winners of the 2013 National Humanities Medals, awarded to “individuals or groups whose work has deepened our nation’s understanding of the humanities and broadened our citizens’ engagement with history, literature, languages, philosophy, and other subjects.”
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its 2014 class of new members, which includes leaders in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector.
Although by no means comprehensive, we offer a mashup of interesting readings, video and images marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
For longtime Washingtonians, the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival is a beloved tradition, one that demonstrates what’s best about our public support of the cultural arts, history, and education while also providing arguably the best time to be had all summer.
As a service to AHA members, we periodically list books by members received in the headquarters office in recent months. These postings are meant to announce their publication and provide short descriptions of the books. These are not reviews.