Humanities Connection

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Humanities Connection explores the intersection of the humanities and our daily lives, reflects on the past, present, and future, celebrates the power of literature, and demonstrates the importance of the humanities to understand the human experience.

In each segment, MHC Executive Director Phoebe Stein invites MHC scholars, Board Members, and local humanists 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.

Baltimore's All American House™

Jul 2, 2015

The All American House™, a project of MADE:  In America, is a national showcase of the best in American design and products, set in the context of an iconic house property.

Small Museums in Maryland

Jun 25, 2015

From local history to living history, the arts to architecture, Maryland is host to hundreds of Museums statewide, many of which are small and led by teams of dedicated volunteers.  Every Maryland County has a historical society, complimented by dozens of local historical groups.

The Maryland Humanities Council's Maryland History Day isn’t just a day.  Students in nineteen counties and Baltimore City spend an average of seventy hours on their entries in the hopes of representing our state at the National Competition. 

The B&O Railroad Strike of 1877

Jun 11, 2015

Today’s debates on labor issues like the minimum wage, equal pay, and trade agreements are not new.  Did you know that Baltimore hosted the first national strike in U.S History? Here to tell us more about the B&O Railroad Strike of 1877 is Bill Barry, labor historian, author and former Director of the Labor Studies Department at CCBC.

We are Different People in Different Places

Jun 4, 2015

Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson is a fiction and non-fiction author who has written about the built environment and its relationship to humans and culture for nearly two decades.

The Quince Orchard Project

May 28, 2015

Has your community had a 'past life?'  Does your home address have a back-story? Jason Green is many things: attorney, entrepreneur, political strategist and documentary film maker.

We Need Our Stories

May 21, 2015

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.

Hometown Teams, Allegany Museum

May 14, 2015
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.

JHU Archaeological Museum/Clayworks #3

May 8, 2015

  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.

History of Wine Making in Maryland

May 1, 2015

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?