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Plains Humanities Alliance

This channel was created by s-gforssb1 on December 2, 2010, 1:01 pm.

We are shaped by the language, history, landscape and literature - the humanities - of our region. The Plains Humanities Alliance is dedicated to preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of the Great Plains region. By encouraging collaboration among humanities educators, scholars, professionals, and the public, this center allows for exploring the region's history, literatures, and peoples. Here you will find audio and video podcasts of lectures, special events, and other items of interest. Please stop by again soon, as we will be continually adding to our available media.

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  • Thumbnail preview for Changing Places: The Geographic Turn in the Digital Humanitites

    Changing Places: The Geographic Turn in the Digital Humanitites

    Added on July 12, 2012, 11:48 am

    A panel presentation featuring speakers whose work on path-breaking digital projects has propelled them into new areas of research. Eric Sanderson, Sr. Conservation Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Society, New York City - "The Mannahatta Project: Integrating History, Geography and Natural Sciences to Explore the Place of Cities in Nature" Philip Ethington, Professor of History/Political Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles - "Deep Historical Regionalism: Los Angeles and the Institutional Ecology of a Global Metropolis" Kenneth Winkle, Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of History, UNL - "Civil War Washington: Interpreting a National Capital in Crisis and Transformation?

  • Thumbnail preview for Professor Timothy Mahoney Speaks About His Digital Project: "Gilded Age Plains City: The Great Sheedy Murder and the Booster Ethos of Lincoln, Nebraska

    Professor Timothy Mahoney Speaks About His Digital Project: "Gilded Age Plains City: The Great Sheedy Murder and the Booster Ethos of Lincoln, Nebraska

    Added on February 10, 2011, 1:30 pm

    UNL Professor Timothy Mahoney discusses his spatial history of Lincoln, Nebraska and what can be benefited from such an approach.

  • Thumbnail preview for Landscape and Identity in Modern Germany

    Landscape and Identity in Modern Germany

    Added on December 2, 2010, 7:59 pm

    David Blackbourn,Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard and Director, The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

  • Thumbnail preview for Thomas Frank: Toxic Civics for the Twenty-First Century

    Thomas Frank: Toxic Civics for the Twenty-First Century

    Added on December 2, 2010, 4:43 pm

    How are we to explain the amazing return of nineteenth century corruption to our national politics? Thomas Frank, author of "What's the Matter with Kansas?" and the "Wrecking Crew," has moved to Washington D.C. and presents his thoughts on the malady. The prognosis? Not good...

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