Video: Journalist Carroll Bogert, president of the Marshall Project, offers a unique perspective on the line separating the media from activists, and considers what we gain, and what we lose, when journalism takes an obvious stand.
The Vermont Humanities Council has named Morgan Moore, a social studies teacher at Burke Town School, as its 2018 humanities educator of the year.
The Vermont Humanities Council invites you to its 45th annual Fall Conference to examine how Americans’ sense of optimism has changed during the nation’s history, and how people have responded to the good times and the bad.
From his birth in the Caribbean to death in a duel, Alexander Hamilton’s life was part romance, part tragedy. Hamilton biographer Willard Sterne Randall discusses the man and the blockbuster Broadway musical, with excerpts from its score.
New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger describes America’s move to using cyber warfare as a key part of its arsenal. Examining its impact on both defense strategy and civil liberties, he argues that over-classification is not only impeding our understanding of government actions but also hurting American national security.
Most Americans were taught that the North won and the South lost the American Civil War. But what if the issues that led to the bloodshed were never resolved? Harvard professor John Stauffer connects the Civil War era with current events, highlighting how the South effectively won the war and why it matters today.
Despite journalism’s essential role in informing the public about significant events, Dartmouth professor Irene Kacandes argues that it’s memoir, fiction, music, and art that often best convey truth and leave lasting impressions.
One would think that current anxieties about immigration in the US have never been more intense, but history teaches us otherwise. Dartmouth professor Richard Wright examines the present-day contradictions of US immigration policy and places them in historical perspective.
Acclaimed children’s book author Katherine Paterson discusses her novel of historical fiction that tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy.
Americans were fascinated by the British royal family long before Meghan Markle, but few have understood its history. What role has the monarchy played in the British constitution? How is it financed, and how important is its public image? Middlebury professor Paul Monod addresses these questions.