Opening Eyes. Opening Ears. Opening Minds. The Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) brings communities together, promoting conversations about important issues. We encourage Marylanders with different backgrounds and viewpoints to see, hear and learn more about others and themselves. We believe that only informed, engaged citizens can build healthy, democratic societies.
Technology continues to change the way we live, work and communicate with each other. MHC creates opportunities for face-to-face interaction that make it possible for us to better understand one another.
What are the humanities? The Maryland Humanities Council uses the humanities as tools for exploring critical issues and themes. The humanities include literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, language, comparative religion, jurisprudence, ethics, art history and aspects of the social sciences.
The humanities explore the human experience. Through the humanities we think about who we are – our ideas, our histories, our literature, our values – and how we relate to one another. The humanities foster understanding and improve our ability to interact amicably and meaningfully.