Love and Marriage in the 21st Century

Video: Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath looks at the transformation of marriage over the past century from a traditional contract between families to one that celebrates idealization in the form of “true love,” and suggests why the latter may be harder to fulfill than many thought.

The Indian World of George Washington

Video: Dartmouth College professor Colin Calloway discusses the first president’s relations with Indian peoples and considers how Native American nations and lands shaped the man who shaped the republic.

World War I and American Writers

Video: Dartmouth professor Barbara Will discusses the effect of the war on American writers, particularly John Dos Passos, T. S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein, and explores how the war changed American literature and made it “modern.”

The Digital Humanities Revolution

How have humanists taken up new technologies? What has the digital world added to the study of history, literature, folklore, and art? Bryan Alexander surveys the rise of the digital humanities.

Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food

Rebecca Rupp reveals the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefits of family dinners.