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Humanities Connection

Thursday at 4:44 pm
  • Hosted by Hosted by: Maryland Humanities Executive Director Dr. Phoebe Stein

Humanities Connection explores the role of the humanities in our daily lives, and features lively reflections around topics like education, literature, health care, race, politics, religion, history, and more.

Joining Phoebe for each segment is a series of special guests, including Maryland Humanities partners, board members, and local humanists. The result is a mix of stories and conversation designed to shed light on the human experience and stimulate the intellectual curiosity of our listeners.

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Maryland Humanities is a statewide, educational 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.

What are the humanities? 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. The humanities include literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, languages, theology, jurisprudence, ethics, art history, architecture, and some disciplines of the social sciences.

Gilmor's Raid

Jul 3, 2014
Wikipedia

Maryland played a pivotal role during the Civil War. The war between brothers was fought around us and in our backyards.

Chautauqua “Emily Dickinson”

Jun 26, 2014
Thomas D. Law

This July marks the 20th anniversary of Chautauqua, the Maryland Humanities Council’s free living history performance series, where scholars perform as famous people from history and then engage the audience in conversation in character.

It seems logical that the exhibition, "For Whom it Stands: The Flag and the American People," would be mounted at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

UB Langsdale Library WMAR-TV Collection

Over the past few months, Humanities Connection has had the pleasure of presenting episodes featuring a a variety of libraries and highlighting the great work of librarians around the region.

The History of Canton, Baltimore

Jun 5, 2014
Wikipedia

Have you ever wondered how the neighborhood of Canton was given its name?

History Day Changes Students’ Life Trajectory

May 29, 2014

History Day is an exciting learning experience for students in grades 6 through 12. Through Maryland History Day, nearly 19,000 Maryland students learn about ideas, people, and events in history and apply what they have learned through creative and original projects.

Common Core at the Library

May 22, 2014

Among the many services libraries offer, the resources they can provide educators supports the common core curriculum with both original and digitized primary resources, many of which bring history to life.

Educational Leaders: Instruments of Positive Change

May 15, 2014

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.

Classics in the Modern Classroom

May 8, 2014
Wikipedia

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

Faces of Freedom at Harford Community College

May 1, 2014

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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