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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.

Archive Prior to 11/5/13

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

Visit Maryland Humanities to access additional resources, videos, and other dynamic content related to each segment.

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.

By Mitro Hood

The Maryland History Day Competition, coordinated in our state by the Maryland Humanities Council, is much more than one day - each student spends on average more than 70 hours envisioning, researching, and fine-tuning a project, which is based upon an annual theme.

dog & pony dc is an ensemble of artists now in residence at the Roundhouse Theatre in Silver Spring who devise innovative performances that incorporate new ways for audiences to experience theatre.  Approaching storytelling as an exercise in democracy, a MHC grant supported a series of panel discussions give audience members a form to explore the power of objects in shaping community identity and collective memory.

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