Humanities Connection
SEE ALSO: A Performance Inspired by the Peabody Library’s History

SEE ALSO: A Performance Inspired by the Peabody Library’s History

January 17, 2020

One arts organization is creating a choose-your-own-adventure performance to explore a library’s history. Ursula Marcum, Co-Artistic Director at Submersive Productions, tells us more.

Army and Navy Hospital Ships

Army and Navy Hospital Ships

January 8, 2020

Have you ever heard of a floating hospital? Did you know that The Army and Navy have sailed almost 60 hospital ships since the Civil War? Steven Hill, Exhibits Manager at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, talks about our nation’s history of hospital ships.

Chronicles of the African American Journey Through Fiber Arts

Chronicles of the African American Journey Through Fiber Arts

January 2, 2020

 Montpelier Arts Center will celebrate Black History Month in February with a show called Chronicles of the African American Journey through Fiber Arts. Director Beth Crisman tells us more.

A Season of Giving: Dorothy Day and the “Undeserving Poor”

A Season of Giving: Dorothy Day and the “Undeserving Poor”

December 26, 2019

As the end of the year approaches, many of us consider donating to charities and nonprofits. Dr. Heather Miller-Reubens — Executive Director of the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies — tells us about Dorothy Day, a religious leader who offered a powerful meditation on giving.

Elizabeth Catlett: Artist as Activist

Elizabeth Catlett: Artist as Activist

December 19, 2019

Elizabeth Catlett received a Lifetime Achievement Award in contemporary sculpture from the International Sculpture Center in 2003. Decades earlier, Carnegie Institute of Technology revoked her admission when the school learned she was Black. Jackie Copeland, Executive Director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, tells us more about the groundbreaking artist.

Maryland Witches

Maryland Witches

December 12, 2019

What led someone to charge an Anne Arundel County woman with witchcraft in the 1700s? Rissa Miller, a tour guide with Maryland History Tours, talks about the history of witchcraft in Maryland.

The Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled

The Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled

December 6, 2019

Did you know that 21% of adults in Maryland have reported that they have a disability? John Owen is the Director of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled. He tells us how blind and low-vision people access books and computers in the digital age.

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.