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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.

Maryland Manual On-Line.

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

Maryland Day

Mar 13, 2014

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.

Better Living Through the Humanities

Mar 6, 2014

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.

Voices of Indiantown

Feb 27, 2014

With support from a Maryland Humanities Council grant, the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance recently premiered a documentary entitled "Voices of Indiantown,"

Records and materials that are deemed to have permanent historical value are assessed, curated, and preserved by archivists at historical societies, museums, libraries, and academic and public institutions.

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Residents may not be aware of the rich history behind the historic African American communities in Baltimore County.

Trayvon Moments: Talking About Gun Violence

Feb 6, 2014
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This week, from February 5-9, Center Stage will present, with Maryland Humanities Council support, "Trayvon Martin Moments," a performance and dialogue series in communities around the city, in which local artists partner with four Baltimore organizations to create community dialogue and performance pieces around the Travyon Martin shooting.

In 2010 Maryland was one of the first states to adopt the new Common Core Standards, a set of educational goals and expectations designed to prepare students for higher education and future workplace skill needs.

Wikipedia

On January 20 1869, Elizabeth Cady Stanton became the first women to testify before Congress. Her vision of women’s rights established a broader political philosophy of social justice beyond women’s suffrage that continues to inspire women’s activism today.

Thirty-one years ago President Reagan Signed the law solidifying Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a Federal holiday and many people honor his memory with a day of community service.

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