Humanities Connection

Thursday at 4:44 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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The Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) is a 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.

The humanities include literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, languages, comparative religion, jurisprudence, ethics, art history, architecture, and aspects of the social sciences. These humanities disciplines are tools that can help us to explore what makes us human, connect with others, and discover meaning and richness in our lives and in our communities.


Humanities Connection
4:49 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

We Need Our Stories

What role can the humanities play in helping us understand recent unrest in Baltimore? N. D. B. Connolly is Assistant Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.

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Humanities Connection
5:43 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Hometown Teams, Allegany Museum

Photo: 1902 Frostburg Basketball Team
Credit Allegany Historical Society

Hometown Teams, the family-friendly Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition that explores our nation's love of sports, brought to Maryland by the Maryland Humanities Council.  Five host sites add their own unique companion exhibitions and public programs that tell Maryland's sports stories.

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Humanities Connection
3:19 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

JHU Archaeological Museum/Clayworks #3

  Over the course of the last year we've heard two perspectives—the museum curator's and the ceramic artist's-- on the project that partnered Baltimore Clayworks with the Johns Hopkins University Archaeological Museum.

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Humanities Connection
1:41 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

History of Wine Making in Maryland

The Humanities are not only found in the classroom, they can a part of everyday life.  Do you know that Maryland has a rich history of wine making?

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Humanities Connection
5:15 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Preservation Maryland

Photo of the Maryland Heritage Festival
Credit Preservation Maryland

Does what we choose to preserve reflect our society, our culture, our values?  Preservation Maryland is the second oldest statewide historic preservation organization in the country and works to preserve historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy.

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