Maryland Humanities Council

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#GivingTuesday is December 2

Support MHC programs for students and teachers on  this international day of giving.

What should Marylanders read this fall?

Learn the theme, criteria, and submit your picks for the 2015 One Maryland One Book.

Do you love literature? We're hiring!

MHC is looking to hire a Program Assistant. Apply by December 2.


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Chautauqua 2014 "Creative Women: Breaking the Mold" - Emily Dickinson

History comes alive with MHC's FREE Chautauqua living history program. Audience members meet historical figures then participate in a thoughtful dialogue with each character. Enjoy...
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Read MHC's Blog - Recent Posts

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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November 15, 2014
One Maryland One Book: FCC Student Reflections Part 5
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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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.