Maryland Humanities Council

Program Highlights


Fall Communications Internship Available

Apply by September 15th for this 10-week, paid internship opportunity.

Capture a Wandering One Maryland One Book!

Find one. Read it. Review it. Release it into the reading wild. You might win a Barnes & Noble gift certificate!

Next Grant Submission Deadline Approaches

Letters of Inquiry are due Sept 2.


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Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond

The Baltimore Museum of Industry's new exhibit explores the banjo's role in local business and why Baltimore was at the epicenter of one of America's first popular music crazes. The...
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Through the Lens Orientation

Learn photography basics for the upcoming Through the Lens event. A journal and disposable camera will be provided to all participants. Foreign-born and native people are encouraged...
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Memoirs & Creative Writing Workshop

Join author and editor Elisavietta Ritchie as she encourages the art of creative memoir writing. Bring 12 double-spaced copies of your piece of memoir, 500-800 words, to work on and...
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Read MHC's Blog - Recent Posts

August 26, 2014
A Tale of Two Countries
This blog post was contributed by Bill Peak, Talbot County Free Library. Once, years ago, Melissa and I went on a long train ride down through Chihuahua toward...
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August 8, 2014
The Incarnation of our Maryland Flag
Flags represent your heritage and unity; they connect you to organizations, cities, states, and the country. The Maryland State Flag can be seen on our state welcome...
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August 5, 2014
One Maryland One Book Author Tours Maryland
We are a nation of immigrants, and our country’s strengths lie in the multiplicity of cultures that contribute to the fabric of society today.  To most, the American...
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About MHC

The Maryland Humanities Council is a private, educational, 501c(3) nonprofit organization that
stimulates and promotes informed dialogue and civic engagement on issues critical to Marylanders.

What is the Maryland Humanities Council?

MHC is a nonprofit that uses the humanities to stimulate and promote informed dialogue and civic engagement on critical issues.

The Maryland Humanities Council is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Maryland, and the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards.

What are the Humanities?

The humanities comprise the disciplines of the liberal arts, such as history, literature and poetry, classics, philosophy, ethics, jurisprudence, comparative religion, the interpretation of the arts, architecture and archaeology.

These humanities disciplines are tools that can help us to explore what makes us human, connect with others, and and discover meaning and richness in
our lives and for our communities.