Humanities

'Leonardo da Vinci' may be Walter Isaacson's most unusual subject ever

Isaacson concludes that Leonardo’s outsider status helped to feed his development.<p>October 17, 2017 —Long before he became a famous biographer, Walter …

Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson: What We Can Learn About Innovation From Leonardo da Vinci

I spoke to Walter Isaacson, author of <i>Leonardo da Vinci</i> and the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, about why he decided to write his new book, what we can all learn from da Vinci about improving our own skills, some new discoveries he had through researching for the book, why passion leads to …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Seen@ the Mass Humanities Governor's Award benefit dinner

The Mass Humanities honored three Governor's Awards recipients during the group's 2017 benefit dinner Sunday night.<p>David Starr, president of The …

Western Massachusetts

Stunning ‘Long-Lost’ Da Vinci Painting Expected to Fetch $100 Million

A painting that sold for $60 in 1958 is expected to fetch $100 million at a Christie’s auction in November 2017. That’s because the piece—known as</i> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Workshop takes transdisciplinary approach to great ape communication

How have systems of communication evolved among the great apes? How did language arise? How can humans and apes best communicate? On Oct. 20-21, …

Literature

Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin

<b>“Education is supposed to juice your curiosity, not diminish or sate it.”</b> <i><br>– Walter Isaacson</i>Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) is a professor at Tulane …

Success

► VIDEO: Last known privately-owned Leonardo da Vinci painting goes to auction

Last known privately-owned Leonardo da Vinci painting goes to auction<p>Art & Design<br>• Oct 13, 2017<p>Salvator Mundi, the last known privately-owned painting …

Leonardo Da Vinci

1 Trick Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci Used to Unlock Their Best Ideas

Walter Isaacson's new book about da Vinci shows readers how to unlock their inner genius.<p>Apple co-founder Steve Jobs makes several appearances in Walter Isaacson's new biography of Leonardo da Vinci. The two creative geniuses have a lot in common, chief among them is their ability to marry art and …

Creativity

This Leonardo da Vinci Painting Once Sold for $60. Now It Could Go for $100 Million

The painting's backstory is captivating the art world right now<p>The final privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting is captivating the art world …

Leonardo Da Vinci

OCLC and Internet Archive collaborate to expand library access to digital collections

OCLC and Internet Archive are working together to make the Archive's collection of 2.5 million digitized books easier to find and access online and …

Librarianship

Isaacson's new book celebrates genius of Leonardo da Vinci

NEW YORK (AP) — Researching the life of Leonardo da Vinci left Walter Isaacson in a playful mood.<p>"He's the most fun, joyous person I can imagine," says the best-selling biographer, whose "Leonardo da Vinci" comes out Oct. 17. "And that was the big surprise. I thought he was going to be this …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Studying Humanities Teaches You How to Get a Job

Forget the tut-tutting of politicians: The skills you learn in the humanities are exactly the skills you use in a job search.The original manuscript …

Employment

Journal of Arts and Humanities

updated: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 6:09pmJournal of Arts and Humanitiesdeadline for submissions: Sunday, December 10, 2017 Call for papers Journal …

Skepticism

CFP: DH2018 – Bridges/Puentes, Mexico City

The organizers of Digital Humanities 2018 (DH2018), the annual international conference hosted by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, …

An obscure copyright law is letting the Internet Archive distribute books published 1923-1941

Section 108h of the Copyright Act gives libraries the power to scan and serve copies of out-of-print books published between 1923 and 1941; it's …

Copyright

The incredible story of how the last known work of Leonardo da Vinci was almost lost forever

When Dianne Dwyer Modestini began chipping away at a painted-over and murkily varnished image of Jesus Christ more than a decade ago, little did she know she was restoring the last Leonardo da Vinci work known to the world.<p>This week, the New York auction house Christie’s, announced that <i>Salvator</i> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

8 Things You Should Know About Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi,’ His Holy Mona Lisa

Art World<p>The painting gave da Vinci experts goosebumps at first sight.<p>,<p>With the news that Christie’s will sell Leonardo da Vinci’s long-lost painting</i> …

Art

Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi

Fewer than 20 original da Vinci's are known to exist. This is your chance to hang one in your own home. Leonardo da Vinci's <i>Salvator Mundi</i> — …

Shopping

Christie's to sell Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi

Christie’s has announced that it will sell Salvator Mundi, a recently-rediscovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci, in its post-war and contemporary …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Christie’s Unveils a Lost Leonardo da Vinci in New York

In what is being billed by Christie’s as “the biggest discovery of the 21st century,” the auction house unveiled in New York this morning its previously top secret and “most thrilling acquisition to date”: <i>Salvator Mundi</i> (“Savior of the World”), a formerly lost masterwork by Leonardo da Vinci that …

Culture

Leonardo da Vinci unveiled his enigmatic 'Mona Lisa' 500 years ago

It's one of the world's most famous paintings – da Vinci's "Mona Lisa." Yet the iconic image and the enigmatic smile continue to mystify people to …

World News

How to unlock your inner Leonardo da Vinci

Books<p>October 12, 2017 at 7:00 AM<p>Would you hire this guy?<p>****HANDOUT IMAGE ?Leonardo da Vinci,? by Walter Isaacson, (credit: Simon & Schuster) ***NOT FOR RESALE (Simon & Schuster/Simon & Schuster)<p>The candidate is hopeless with deadlines and alternates between undisciplined meandering and grandiose …

Leonardo Da Vinci

How Da Vinci 'Augmented Reality'—More Than 500 Years Ago

We may think of Leonardo Da Vinci as an artist, but he was also a scientist. By incorporating anatomy, chemistry, and optics into his artistic process, Da Vinci created an augmented reality experience centuries before the concept even existed. This video details how Da Vinci made the Mona Lisa …

Augmented Reality

Five scholars join Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

Five new postdoctoral scholars joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts this academic year.

Education

​Can Online Teaching Work at Liberal-Arts Colleges? Study Explores the Pros and Cons

When Jack Musselman taught his first-ever online course this past spring, he missed seeing his students’ furrowed brows.He had the opportunity to …

Learning

Get a Rare Glimpse of Walker Evans’ Work

Make plans now to see one of the biggest exhibits ever mounted of the storied lensman’s photographs<p>During his lifetime, which covered nearly three-fourths of the twentieth century, Walker Evans photographed roadsides, faces, and objects. But what he really revealed was the American vernacular—the …

Museums

In Omaha, National Endowment for the Humanities official says preserving arts, history is a vital mission

Over the past decade, the National Endowment for the Humanities has provided 60 grants totaling $11.3 million to fund Nebraska projects.<p>In addition, …

National Endowment for the Humanities

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History

John T. Slotemaker and Jeffrey C. Witt<p>Second Edition<p>Michael Schaller, Robert Schulzinger, John Bezis-Selfa...<p>John Komlos and Inas Kelly<p>John T. …

Black History

Nonfiction Book Review: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson. Simon Schuster, $35 (624p) ISBN 978-1-5011-3915-4

Leonardo da Vinci<p>Walter Isaacson. Simon & Schuster, $35 (624p) ISBN 978-1-5011-3915-4<p>More By and About This Author<p>Praising the subject of this …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Mark Twain's Lost Children's Book Was Discovered by a Cookbook Author

The previously unpublished story about a boy named after margarine was originally written for Twain's two daughters.<p>The unpublished manuscript of a …

Books