Humanities Connection

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Humanities Connection explores the intersection of the humanities and our daily lives, reflects on the past, present, and future, celebrates the power of literature, and demonstrates the importance of the humanities to understand the human experience.

In each segment, MHC Executive Director Phoebe Stein invites MHC scholars, Board Members, and local humanists to offer a mix of lively conversation and rich stories to capture the intellectual curiosity of WYPR listeners.

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The Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) is a nonprofit that creates and supports educational experiences in the humanities that inspire all Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities.

The humanities include literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, languages, comparative religion, jurisprudence, ethics, art history, architecture, and aspects of the social sciences. These humanities disciplines are tools that can help us to explore what makes us human, connect with others, and discover meaning and richness in our lives and in our communities.

One Maryland One Book

Sep 25, 2015

One Maryland One Book, a program of the Maryland Center for the Book at the Maryland Humanities Council, is the state’s largest reading and discussion program. Each fall this program unites communities by encouraging them to read the same book at the same time. Andrea Lewis, Program Officer for the Maryland Center for the Book, tells us more about how this program brings Marylanders together.

50 Years of the National Endowment of the Humanities

Sep 17, 2015
Fred Field, courtesy of Colby College

In commemoration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center for the Humanities at Loyola University Maryland is hosting a free two-day symposium, “Democracy and the Humanities.” The symposium, cosponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council, will be held on Loyola’s Baltimore campus from September 25 to 26. Featured speakers include NEH Chairman William Adams, who is here now to reflect on the last fifty years of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Hometown Teams, Howard County

Sep 10, 2015

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America is a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition, brought to our state by the Maryland Humanities Council, traveling to five sites through November. Host sites add Maryland’s sports stories with local exhibits and programs. The exhibit opens at the Howard County Historical Society Museum in Ellicott City on Saturday, September 19th. Shawn Gladden, Director of the Howard County Historical Society, tells us about Howard County's unique sports history.

Museum on Main Street

Sep 8, 2015

Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide, brings high-quality traveling exhibits to small communities across the country. Over the past year, the Maryland Humanities Council has brought the sports-oriented Smithsonian traveling exhibit Hometown Teams to five communities across Maryland. Carol Harsh, Director of Museum on Main Street, tells us more about how this program impacts the small communities it serves.

Public Libraries, the New Commons

Aug 27, 2015

 Place making is the idea of utilizing a community’s local assets in order to create quality public spaces that contribute to the well-being of the community and create a sense of belonging through place. Silvia Blitzer Golombek, a nonprofit consultant and secretary of the Board of the Maryland Humanities Council, shares how public libraries serve as such spaces for local communities.