The Humanities Connection http://wypr.org en You are a part of History http://wypr.org/post/you-are-part-history <p>Chris Haley is the Director of the Study of the <a href="http://slavery.msa.maryland.gov/html/research/researchindex.html">Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives </a>research department.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Kyle Leslie 11740 at http://wypr.org You are a part of History Libraries Serving Nonprofits: A Grants Collection Story http://wypr.org/post/libraries-serving-nonprofits-grants-collection-story <p>Marylander's with library cards hold in their wallets a tool that can open the door to a wealth of resources. Libraries today are ever expanding their services to local communities, far beyond the primary checking-out of books and other types of media.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:57:00 +0000 Kyle Leslie 11338 at http://wypr.org Libraries Serving Nonprofits: A Grants Collection Story Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond http://wypr.org/post/making-music-banjo-baltimore-and-beyond <p>Many may not know it, but Maryland was particularly positioned to take the banjo to national notoriety. &nbsp;The Maryland Humanities grant-supported exhibition at the <a href="http://www.thebmi.org/" target="_blank">Baltimore Museum of Industry</a>, "Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond,"&nbsp;curated by Greg Adams, Pete Ross, and Robert Winans, traces the city's role in the evolution of the instrument from its introduction before the Civil War to its place in American culture today. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:53:44 +0000 Kyle Leslie 11059 at http://wypr.org Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond The Code of Ethics in Law http://wypr.org/post/code-ethics-law <p>Merriam Webster defines ethics as 'the rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad.'&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:54:46 +0000 Kyle Leslie 10708 at http://wypr.org The Code of Ethics in Law Innovators in the Information Age: The MD State Law Library http://wypr.org/post/innovators-information-age-md-state-law-library <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Navigating complex legal documents, archives, and reference materials can be as daunting as the intricacies of the legal profession itself.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:19:37 +0000 Kyle Leslie 10347 at http://wypr.org Innovators in the Information Age: The MD State Law Library Maryland Day http://wypr.org/post/maryland-day <p>March 25 is Maryland Day, a state holiday commemorating when the first settlers disembarked from two ships, “The Ark” and “The Dove” onto St. Clement’s Island in the Potomac River in 1634.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Kyle Leslie 9972 at http://wypr.org Maryland Day Better Living Through the Humanities http://wypr.org/post/better-living-through-humanities <p>The recent national report <a href="http://www.mdhc.org/get-involved/the-heart-of-the-matter/" target="_blank"><em>"The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive, and Secure Nation,"</em> </a>commissioned by a bipartisan group of legislators and prepared by the American Academy of Arts &amp; Sciences’ Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, continues to spur dialogue on the importance of the humanities to the future of our nation.</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Kyle Leslie 9663 at http://wypr.org Better Living Through the Humanities Voices of Indiantown http://wypr.org/post/voices-indiantown <p>With support from a Maryland Humanities Council grant, the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance recently premiered a documentary entitled "<a href="http://www.restorehandsell.org/">Voices of Indiantown,</a>"</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:47:12 +0000 Kyle Leslie 9366 at http://wypr.org Voices of Indiantown Giving Voice to History through Hands-on Archival Outreach http://wypr.org/post/giving-voice-history-through-hands-archival-outreach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Records and materials that are deemed to have permanent historical value are assessed, </span>curated<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and preserved by archivists at historical societies, museums, libraries, and academic and public institutions.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:24:26 +0000 Kyle Leslie 9023 at http://wypr.org Giving Voice to History through Hands-on Archival Outreach Historical African American Communities: Turner Station in Dundalk http://wypr.org/post/historical-african-american-communities-turner-station-dundalk <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Residents may not be aware of the rich history behind the historic African American communities in Baltimore County.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Kyle Leslie 8641 at http://wypr.org Historical African American Communities: Turner Station in Dundalk