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Humanities Connection: Mary and the Visitation, Part 2

Last week's segment featured Dr. Rubens, a Roman Catholic Scholar at the Institute of Christian and Jewish Studies, on Mary’s visit to Elizabeth in Luke’s Gospel. Today, on Christmas...
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Humanities Connection: Visualizing Black Press in the United States

A workshop by the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the Black Press Research Collective, titled “Visualizing the History of the Black Press in the United...
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Humanities Connection: In-School Author Visits Promote a Love of Reading

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation brings together writers and readers to promote a love of literature. With Maryland Humanities Council grant-support, their Writers in Schools program has...
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Read MHC's Blog - Recent Posts

December 11, 2014
The Humanities Are Central to Everyday Life
When the Orioles became this year’s American League East Division Champs and you talked about the last time they vied for the World Series (surprise!) you were...
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November 22, 2014
One Maryland One Book: FCC Student Reflections Part 6
Throughout the Fall 2014 semester, a group of Frederick Community College Honors composition students are considering problems of complex identity, social/family...
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November 18, 2014
Finding Life Through War
On November 10, the Maryland Humanities Council joined Spotlight UB and the Bob Parsons Veterans Center at the University of Baltimore to present “Veterans’...
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About MHC

What is the Maryland Humanities Council?

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.

MHC is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Maryland, corporations, foundations, and donors like you.

What are the Humanities?

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.