The Humanities Connection

Thursday at 5:45 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 statewide, educational, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses the humanities to stimulate and promote informed dialogue and civic engagement on issues critical to Marylanders.  Opening Eyes. Opening Ears. Opening Minds.
The humanities explore the human experience. Through the humanities we think about who we are – our ideas, our histories, our literature, our values – and how we relate to one another.  We encourage Marylanders with different backgrounds and viewpoints to see, hear and learn more about others and themselves. We believe that only informed, engaged citizens can build healthy, democratic societies.

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Humanities Connection
4:37 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Educational Leaders: Instruments of Positive Change

Dr. Maarten Pereboom

Did you know that teacher appreciation week was May 5 through 9? Educators hold the power to instill in students a love of learning for lifetime.

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Humanities Connection
5:32 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Classics in the Modern Classroom

Credit Wikipedia

The enduring value of classic literature lies in its exploration of the human condition and also its ability for modern interpretation.

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Humanities Connection
2:41 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Faces of Freedom at Harford Community College

The Maryland Humanities Council grant-supported project, "Faces of Freedom," at Harford Community College uses several humanities disciplines to explore the meaning of freedom in the Upper Chesapeake before, during, and in the aftermath of the Civil War and Emancipation.

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Humanities Connection
5:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

You are a part of History

Chris Haley

Chris Haley is the Director of the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives research department.

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Humanities Connection
3:57 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Libraries Serving Nonprofits: A Grants Collection Story

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.

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Humanities Connection
4:53 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond

Photo provided by the Baltimore Museum of Industry from the collection of James Bollman

Many may not know it, but Maryland was particularly positioned to take the banjo to national notoriety.  The Maryland Humanities grant-supported exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, "Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond," 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.

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Humanities Connection
3:54 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

The Code of Ethics in Law

Luca Giordano’s Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Justizia

Merriam Webster defines ethics as 'the rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad.' 

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Humanities Connection
3:19 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Innovators in the Information Age: The MD State Law Library

Credit Maryland Manual On-Line.

Navigating complex legal documents, archives, and reference materials can be as daunting as the intricacies of the legal profession itself.

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Humanities Connection
5:05 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Maryland Day

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.

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Humanities Connection
5:00 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Better Living Through the Humanities

The recent national report "The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive, and Secure Nation," commissioned by a bipartisan group of legislators and prepared by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, continues to spur dialogue on the importance of the humanities to the future of our nation.

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