UCLA historian Nile Green describes how deliberately changing our vocabulary forces us to deepen our cultural understanding.
Princeton University historian David Cannadine describes how the study of history gives us a much deeper understanding of many important contemporary issues.
Award-winning poet & historian Jennifer Michael Hecht describes how the quest for scientific knowledge is often much less objective than many of us appreciate.
UCLA historian Margaret Jacob describes how a careful study of history can increase our understanding of basic human motivations.
We are in a situation where virtually everyone has heard about “The Two Cultures”, but most of us are actually wrong about its meaning.
Developing Understanding relates a series of expert insights on the nature of knowledge and techniques for attaining it.
Extending Experience emphasizes the vital role our past experiences play in shaping our current understanding.
Encountering Assumptions highlights the numerous biases and assumptions that are regularly encountered during the search for knowledge.
Personal Perspectives offers candid glimpses of the motivations, passions and frustrations of a variety of researchers at the front lines of knowledge.
University of Oxford historian John Elliott on the key role of imagination when historians examine historical records since they are usually written from only one perspective.