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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.

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.

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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.

When President Lyndon B. Johnson gave the commencement speech at the University of Michigan in 1964 challenging Americans to build a "Great Society," the numerous policies and domestic reforms that would result, such as the Voting Rights Act and the creation of Medicare were unformed.  MHC Board President Dr. Lenneal Henderson, Distinguished Professor at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore, reflects on the 50 year legacy of "Great Society" reforms and their future.

Meaning of Service is a national reading and discussion series that explores the personal impact of serving, giving, and leading in your community and is available free of charge to any Maryland AmeriCorps program or other volunteer service organization.

The Maryland Humanities Council’s Practicing Democracy Program uses the humanities to spur respectful civic dialogue among Marylanders with divergent viewpoints.

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