On May 2, Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, noted historian and President of Harvard University, delivered the 2011 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. The annual lecture, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. To read the lecture, click here.
In the lecture, “Telling War Stories: Reflections of a Civil War Historian” Faust explored the representations of war throughout history. To read an interview with Dr. Faust conducted by James Leach, the Chairman of the NEH, click here.