[ WHAT’S NEW? ]

The latest wonders from the Polyhistoria library.

[ ANCIENT VS. MODERN ]

Original stories about the ancient past where people are surprisingly familiar.

[ COMMUNICATION ]

How we teach, learn, share, barter, steal, warn, court, threaten, trade and of course, just talk. This is Communication.

[ EX LIBRIS ]

A trove of intriguing books in PDF format free to download for dedicated curiosity-seekers.

[ LEVITY ]

An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements. Think of it as the intellectual’s equivalent to wasting time browsing Instagram or Facebook.

[ LINGUA OBSCURA ]

Curious stories about dead languages, rough translations, forgotten cants, mysterious codes, and uncracked ciphers from around the globe.

[ BOUNDARIES ]

These stories feature tax-savvy shoppers, houses from recycled boats, bureaucracy-beating apps, and tales of migrant ingenuity – creative workarounds for a world crisscrossed by boundaries.

[ MOBILITY ]

From trucker art in Japan to bamboo bikes in Africa, these stories take you on a tour of how people move themselves and their possessions at the street level.

[ TRADE ]

Original stories grounded in academic research, plus clever curation from around the web.

[ CELEBRATION ]

Everyone’s gotta celebrate. Shake loose, rejoice, jump for joy, shout to the skies, and revel.

[ VIDEO ELECTIVES ]

Spark your intellectual curiosity with these original, thought-provoking videos. Watch, learn, share, debate. Only through questioning the world around us, can we come to better understand it.

[ RESOURCES FOR PARENT EDUCATORS ]

These comprehensive resources for parent educators include summaries of history and art, maps, lesson plans, and activities for learners.