Humanities Connection
Tracing Maryland’s History Through Food

Tracing Maryland’s History Through Food

November 26, 2019

Kara Harris has spent eight years researching Maryland culinary history. She travels the state and sometimes the country to research cookbooks written more than 100 years ago. For years ago, she turned her hobby into a blog, Old Line Plate. Harris tells us more about what cookbooks can tell us about our state’s history.

Amplifying Black History and Youth

Amplifying Black History and Youth

November 21, 2019

How is one organization combining civic engagement, history, and the arts to ensure that the voices of Baltimore youth are heard? Sharayna Christmas, Executive Director of Muse 360 Arts, tells us more. 

The Affirming Power of LGBTQ Storytelling

The Affirming Power of LGBTQ Storytelling

November 14, 2019

How is storytelling a form of survival? R. Eric Thomas, Senior Staff Writer at Elle Magazine and Board Member at FreeState Justice, tells us more.

A “Life-Altering” Experience with Maryland History Day

A “Life-Altering” Experience with Maryland History Day

November 7, 2019

As an eighth-grader last spring, Addie Skillman won first place in the junior individual performance category at Maryland History Day for her project “Loving v. Virginia: The Stepping Stone for Equality in America.” Addie then advanced to the National History Day contest in College Park where she won the top prize—the Gold Medal—for her junior individual performance. Currently a ninth-grader at Howard High, Addie tells us how her participation in the program changed her life.

Día de Los Muertos and Artesanas Mexicanas

Día de Los Muertos and Artesanas Mexicanas

November 1, 2019

How have Día de Los Muertos observances changed over the past 3,000 years?   Yesenia Mejia, part of a group called Artesanas Mexicanas and Artesanas Mexicanas Coordinator at the Creative Alliance, tells us more and talks about the value she finds in observing the holiday today in Baltimore.

The Mythic Life Amelia Earhart

The Mythic Life Amelia Earhart

October 24, 2019

In the play Here We Are, Amelia Earhart wakes up in the underworld. Playwright Jen Diamond weaves intertwines her own imaginings with biographical information about the aviator. Interrobang Theatre Company produces the play: Artistic Director Katie Hileman tells us more.

A Global View of Water at Calvert County

A Global View of Water at Calvert County

October 18, 2019

The Smithsonian Institution makes a stop in Calvert County with H2O Today, now at Jefferson Patterson Park and MuseumThis Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition explores the beauty and essential nature of water and the diversity and challenges of our global water sources. Rachelle Green, Acting Director at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, tells us more.

 
 
Collective Memory, Shared History, and Healing

Collective Memory, Shared History, and Healing

October 10, 2019

What is “rememory?” How can exploring collective memory help people heal from traumatic history and offer hope? Durryle Brooks is the Executive Director at the Center for Black Equity – Baltimore. He tells us more.

We do want to add a Content Note for trauma and violence involving racism, homophobia, and transphobia in this segment.

Making the Humanities Accessible

Making the Humanities Accessible

October 10, 2019

How can we make the humanities more accessible to people with disabilities? Tammy Black of the Hearing and Speech Agency or HASA, tells us more.

The Humanities in Person

The Humanities in Person

September 26, 2019

In the digital age, what’s the value of connecting face-to-face while celebrating the humanities? Tara Hart, Co-Chair of the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, tells us more.