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

Visit www.mdhc.org to access additional resources, videos, and other dynamic content related to each segment.

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.

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Humanities Connection
5:27 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture

Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture

Historian, veteran journalist and architecture critic James D. Dilts wrote in a 2012 Baltimore Brew article "You can learn about a city from its authors, artists, and musicians, and also from its buildings.  Like books, they are tactile objects capable of transporting you, in the sense of inspiring intense emotions." 


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Humanities Connection
5:23 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Books: A Doorway to Discovery

The years before children enter the classroom are crucial to setting a student on the path to academic success.

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Humanities Connection
4:20 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Baltimore Heritage, Telling Our Stories

Our heritage is comprised of not only dates and historical facts, but also the stories we hand down to future generations.

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Humanities Connection
9:54 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Civic Reflection: Inside and Out

Community Mediation Maryland is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening mediation programs in our state. Their Maryland Humanities Council grant-supported program, Civic Reflection: Inside and Out, adds reading and discussion to their successful prisoner re-entry mediation programs.

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Humanities Connection
5:02 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Gilmor's Raid

Credit Wikipedia

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

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Humanities Connection
5:34 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Chautauqua “Emily Dickinson”

Credit 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.

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Humanities Connection
5:46 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

For Whom it Stands: The Flag and the American People

Takeyia and David by Sheila Pree Bright, courtesy of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

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.

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Humanities Connection
5:35 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Audiovisual Archiving at the University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library

Image of the 1954 Colts game
Credit 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.

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Humanities Connection
5:05 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

The History of Canton, Baltimore

Credit Wikipedia

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

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Humanities Connection
5:30 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

History Day Changes Students’ Life Trajectory

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.

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