The new Humanities magazine (which you can read online) hit my desk this morning. It opens with an interview between the Chairman and Vinton Cerf, who you may know as one of the “founding fathers of the Internet” (key in developing TCP/IP protocols), on the topic of the “Internet’s role in the humanities.” Some interesting stuff in their conversation as it pertains to the digital humanities, and a nod towards Steven Johnson’s Everything Bad is Good for You..

Also, the NEH Film Festival is part of the 40-year celebration of the agency. The films – all made with support from NEH – will be screened at the National Archives McGowan Theater at 7pm, and the festival runs from April 18 to April 22. The link above leads to the announcement that lists the films and speakers (including Ken Burns, who will introduce episode five of his The Civil War series). The Fight, which is about the Max Schmeling vs. Joe Louis bout in 1938 also looks particularly interesting.


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