Humanities Connection
Writing About Autism

Writing About Autism

March 27, 2020

How can writing create help create a more inclusive world for autistic people? Writer Hannah Grieco is the mother of an autistic twelve-year-old son well as a former teacher. Her byline has appeared in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and more. Hannah talks about how her son’s influence on her writing.  

 
Complex Histories Along the Potomac

Complex Histories Along the Potomac

March 19, 2020

The Accokeek Foundation was founded to preserve the landscape along the Maryland shore of the Potomac River, the same view George Washington had more than 200 years ago. Laura Ford, the Foundation’s Executive Director, shares how this Prince George’s County organization has been shifting and widening its focus in recent years.

Exploring Maryland History Through Original Theatre

Exploring Maryland History Through Original Theatre

March 12, 2020

How are teenagers bringing history to life through theatre? Norah Worthington, Historical Partnership Director and Resident Costumer at Baltimore School for the Arts, tells us more.

The Humanities in Maryland: A Reflection

The Humanities in Maryland: A Reflection

March 5, 2020

"...the humanities—literature, history, archaeology, theology, philosophy, art history, and ethics—offer a lens through which to more deeply and clearly understand ourselves and the world around us." In a special Humanities Connection segment, Phoebe Stein offers a sort of love letter to championing the humanities. 

Water/Ways in Calvert County

Water/Ways in Calvert County

February 28, 2020

How are high school students in Calvert County making documentary films to tell some of their region’s stories? Robyn Truslow, Public Relations Coordinator at Calvert Library, tells us more.

Connectivity and the Anthropology of Places

Connectivity and the Anthropology of Places

February 19, 2020
How have smartphones and our constant connectivity changed the way we travel- and the way we relate to one another through the places we visit? Towson University anthropology professors Samuel Collins and Matthew Durington tell us how their research led them to the new idea of “networked anthropology.”
African American History Month in Wicomico County

African American History Month in Wicomico County

February 14, 2020

How is one Eastern Shore region amplifying its own heroes this African American History Month? What are the connections between jazz and civil rights history?  Cheryl Sidwell, Events and Development Manager at Wicomico Public Libraries, tells us more.

Heritage and Inclusivity

Heritage and Inclusivity

February 7, 2020

How can heritage be a tool for inclusion and acceptance rather than exclusion? Andrew Arvizu of Patapsco Heritage Greenway tells us more: Arvizu is the Heritage Coordinator at the Ellicott City organization.

African American Art Through The Eyes of High School Students with Disabilities

African American Art Through The Eyes of High School Students with Disabilities

January 31, 2020

For Black History Month, Charles H. Flowers High School in Prince George’s County hosts a show of its students’ art. Part of the process involved students with disabilities attending museums and interpreting art prior to creating their own. LeAnn Holden-Martin, a Special Education Teacher at the school, tells us more.

Commemorating Slavery In St. Mary’s City

Commemorating Slavery In St. Mary’s City

January 22, 2020

How can an institution shed light on the fact that its location was a place where enslaved people once worked? St. Mary’s College of Maryland will install a memorial to the enslaved peoples of Southern Maryland. Dr. Julia King, Professor of Anthropology at the college, tells us more about the history of enslaved people in St. Mary’s City and the college’s commemoration.