Plains Humanities Alliance



Publications and Digital Projects

online resources


Online resources for Plains Studies

Great books

Great Books

An Online Bibliography of Plains Literature and Radio Essays

News and Events

News & Events

Lectures and Podcasts


Coming soon to NET: Lost Writers of the Plains

“Lost Writers of the Plains,” a public radio series, website and ibook, highlights writers who achieved “fame," but who have become lost to modern readers. In some instances, the author is unknown today, but enjoyed great success in his or her time; others did not reach their potential for a variety of social circumstances—family, scandal, the limitations of contemporary racial or gender roles, or plain chance. But their work, and the reasons behind its disappearance, remain compelling today.
In collaboration with Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET), eight on-air essays airing in February will bring interesting new (old!) authors to listeners, and offer a historical perspective on why their writing, careers, or Plains connection has been forgotten.

online resources

Project Administrator

Wendy Katz, Associate Professor, Art & Art History 
1155 Q Street, P.O. Box 880214, Lincoln, NE 68588-0214

We are shaped by the history, landscape and literature - the humanities - of our region.

The Plains Humanities Alliance is dedicated to preserving, researching and promoting the cultural heritage of the Great Plains. By encouraging collaboration among humanities educators, scholars, professionals, and the public, the Plains Humanities Alliance encourages explorations of the region's diverse peoples and their cultural expressions.

The National Endowment for the Humanities has designated the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma as Alliance members.