Humanities Connection

Thursday at 4:44 pm
Hosted by: MHC Executive Director Dr. Phoebe Stein

Humanities Connection explores the intersection of the humanities and our daily lives, reflects on the past to inform our future, celebrates the power of literature, and demonstrates the importance of a healthy civics education.

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

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Theme music created by Brian Whaley at www.brianwhaleymusic.com

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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.

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Humanities Connection
5:15 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Preservation Maryland

Photo of the Maryland Heritage Festival
Credit Preservation Maryland

Does what we choose to preserve reflect our society, our culture, our values?  Preservation Maryland is the second oldest statewide historic preservation organization in the country and works to preserve historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy.


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Humanities Connection
9:10 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Serving Veterans, Serving Families – a Spouse’s Perspective

  Dana Hendrickson is both a military spouse and Director of Outreach and Advocacy at the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs.


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Humanities Connection
3:14 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Lincoln’s Funeral Train

Credit B&O Railroad Museum

Next weekend the B & O Railroad Museum will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of President Lincoln's funeral train's stop in Baltimore with a weekend full of events.


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Humanities Connection
3:38 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Designing Memorials, Drafting Legacy

Credit Ziger/Snead)

Memorials are not monuments solely links to our past honoring the sacrifices or achievements of our fellow citizens. They can offer us a powerful experience that captures public ethos and confront the sometimes unhappy truths of collective memory in a form that will last for generations.


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Humanities Connection
5:43 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Hometown Teams – Federalsburg

Credit Federalsburg Historical Society

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America is a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition for the whole family, brought to our state by the Maryland Humanities Council, traveling to five sites through November.


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Humanities Connection
2:48 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

100 Years of Peabody Dance

Photo Eurythmics Peabody 1923-24
Credit Peabody Archives

This month Peabody Dance celebrates its centennial. Through a Maryland Humanities Council supported traveling exhibition, community programs, and living history performances, Marylanders can discover the Institute’s history within the context of dance in Baltimore and statewide, major historical figures in dance, and national dance movements.


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Humanities Connection
3:59 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Maryland Women in Architecture

Hildreth Meiere at work.
Credit AIA Baltimore

On March 19 at Morgan State University the American Institute of Architects Baltimore celebrates Women's History month with a talk and a sneak peek of an MHC supported traveling exhibition launching in June that highlights early women architects in Maryland.


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Humanities Connection
6:10 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Coming Home In 2007: A Veteran’s Perspective

  Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War is an NEH Initiative facilitated in Maryland by the Maryland Humanities Council that seeks to promote discussion, deepen understanding of service members' experiences, and provide opportunities to reflect and give voice to issues of concern to veterans.


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Humanities Connection
5:37 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Great Books and Liberal Education: St. John’s College

Christopher B. Nelson

St. John's College in Annapolis is a liberal arts college where students focus on collaborative inquiry and the study of original texts to examine the fundamental questions of what it means to be human.  Christopher B. Nelson, St. John's College President, is a national spokesperson for liberal arts education.


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Humanities Connection
5:08 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

The Meaning of Monuments

Baltimore was the first municipality in the U.S. to design a comprehensive program for the preservation of its outdoor monuments.  For more than three decades, the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation has acted as steward for the hundreds of monuments around Charm city, conducting inventories and coordinating preservation efforts.


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