Maryland Humanities Council

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Maryland History Day is Hands-On History

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"Capacity Building: Baltimore" Workshop Nov. 13

Learn about this professional development opportunity for Baltimore area nonprofits.


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Veterans' Voices

Join the Bob Parsons Veterans Center, Spotlight UB, and the Maryland Humanities Council for an evening of readings by veterans, some self-written, exploring soldiers’ experiences...
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Mendes Cohen Living History Performance

Mendes Cohen was there. At Ft. McHenry when the bombs were bursting in air; at the Supreme Court when states rights were at stake; in Paris when the people prepared the barricades;...
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DeVOS Institute of Arts Management - Information Session

Baltimore area nonprofits can sign up to learn about the DeVos 'Capacity Building: Baltimore" competitive opportunity program. This two year program provides one-on-one, in-depth consultation...
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Read MHC's Blog - Recent Posts

October 21, 2014
One Maryland One Book: FCC Student Reflections Part 2
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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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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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.