Maryland Humanities Council

Program Highlights


Spring and Summer Internships at MHC

Applicants should apply by February 13.

Become a History Day Judge

Volunteer on May 2 and foster student scholarship in Maryland.


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Humanities Connection: The Meaning of Monuments

Baltimore was the first municipality in the U.S. to design a comprehensive program for the preservation of its outdoor monuments. For more than three decades, the Baltimore City Commission...
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"Hometown Teams" and "Untold Stories" Exhibition Opening

Join the Banneker-Douglass Museum for the opening of the Smithsonian Institution exhibition "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America" and "Untold Stories: Athletes of Maryland's Historically...
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Veterans Book Group

This reading and discussion series for veterans is open to service embers of all eras. This veterans Book Group offers a facilitated small-group reading and discussion program offered...
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Read MHC's Blog - Recent Posts

December 30, 2014
What Should Maryland Read in 2015? 2015 One Maryland One Book Top Ten List
  The holiday giving frenzy is over, and in your hand you hold a gift card to a local book store. What title should you take home? The choices can be overwhelming...
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December 26, 2014
Two Perspectives on Mary and the Visitation: Humanities Connection
Comparative religion is an aspect of the humanities that offers critical insights into the human experience. Last week on MHC’s Humanities Connection on WYPR we...
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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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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.