Maryland Humanities Council

Program Highlights


Join us! "Veterans' Voices" November 10

The Bob Parsons Veterans Center at University of Baltimore, SpotlightUB, and MHC partner for an evening of readings and discussion.

Maryland History Day is Hands-On History

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Oedipus Panopticus: Searching Like a State

Loyola University Maryland will host a three-day conversation on the contemporary value of ancient theater that includes free public lectures, educational workshops, and a free production...
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Twitter Chat with Reyna Grande

Join Baltimore County Public Library and author Reyna Grande about "The Distance Between Us" for a Twitter chat on Tuesday, October 21st at 12:30pm. Follow @bcplinfo and use the hashtag...
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Sophocles' "Oedipus the King"

"Oedipus the King," a production performed by the Randolph College Greek Play, and directed by Dr. Amy R. Cohen will employ what are called “original practices,” that is, it will...
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Read MHC's Blog - Recent Posts

October 14, 2014
One Maryland One Book: FCC Student Reflections
Throughout the Fall 2014 semester, a group Frederick Community College Honors composition students are considering problems of complex identity, social/family belonging...
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October 7, 2014
Finding Wisdom at the Library
Contributed by Bill Peak of the Talbot County Free Library. When asked why he chose his particular field of study, labor historian E. P. Thompson, making reference...
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September 10, 2014
The Human Element: "The Distance Between Us"
While reading The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande, at first I could not get over the impression that fiction books have made on me. As I read a novel, I choose...
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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.