Media Resources

EDSITEment provides access to NEH-funded media resources including videos, podcasts, lectures, interactives for the classroom, and film projects. Each resource includes questions to prompt analysis, connections to other NEH-related resources, and links to related EDSITEment lessons and materials.

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Music of the Harlem Renaissance

In this episode of Afropop Worldwide, you'll hear some of the most famous and popular music of the Harlem Renaissance, as well as learn about the social and cultural institutions that brought artists and audiences together.

2018 Jefferson Lecture: Dr. Rita Charon

Dr. Rita Charon delivered the 2018 Jefferson Lecture, titled, "To See the Suffering: The Humanities Have What Medicine Needs," on Monday, October 15, 2018. In her lecture, Dr. Charon meditates on the relationship between art and medicine, and the ways in which the humanities can help us to "see the complex lived experience" of people facing health problems, to understand their suffering.

2012 Jefferson Lecture: Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry delivered the 2012 Jefferson Lecture on April 23, 2012. He speaks of the importance of place in cultivating responsible relationships to the world: only if we are able to imagine our places in the world can we feel affection for those places, for the world, and so begin to create the "possibility of a neighborly, kind, and conserving economy."

American Icons: The Great Gatsby

This NEH-funded podcast from Public Radio International explores The Great Gatsby in conversation with actors, scholars, and writers.

In the Field: Dialogues on the Experience of War

Learn about an NEH-funded program for veterans and college students in California, which places classical literature and the Greek-Trojan wars in dialogue with letters, articles, literature and documentaries about more recent conflicts and provides veterans a space to speak about their experiences.

Q&A with Public Scholar Candacy Taylor

An interview with Candacy Taylor, whose book Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America," was supported by an NEH Public Scholar grant.

Ask an NEH Expert: Multiple Perspectives

Anne Petersen, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (Santa Barbara, California), addresses why multiple perspectives are important to developing a rich understanding of historical events and topics. The video includes how maps and primary documents available at the Santa Barbara Trust can be used to analyze multiple and competing perspectives in history.

Ask an NEH Expert: Historical Significance

Shatavia Elder, Vice President of Education at the Atlanta History Center (Atlanta, Georgia), offers advice on the importance of historical significance when writing about a topic, event, person, or era. The video includes materials available at the Atlanta History Center that show how researchers can evaluate historical significance across time.

Ask an NEH Expert: Writing and Editing

Dana Williams, Howard University English Department Chair and professor of African American literature, discusses the writing and editing process.

Ask an NEH Expert: Building an Argument

In this "Ask an NEH Expert" interview, Margaret Hughes, Associate Director for Education at Historic Hudson Valley, discusses crafting an argument and working with primary sources to support your claims.