Maryland Humanities Council

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Capture a Wandering One Maryland One Book!

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Letters of Inquiry are due Sept 2.

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Music of the War of 1812

The War of 1812 spawned a huge variety of songs in America. From the early stirrings of party politics under President Adams, the traumatic effect of Jefferson's Embargo in 1807, through...
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Work. Respect. Dignity. Shared images and stories of Maryland's Eastern Shore immigrants. An exhibition of photographs by Earl Dotter and the Migrant Clinicians Network.

Photojournalist Earl Dotter and the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) invite the community to Salisbury University's Downtown Art Gallery to view the untold stories of the immigrant...
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Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond

The Baltimore Museum of Industry's new exhibit explores the banjo's role in local business and why Baltimore was at the epicenter of one of America's first popular music crazes. The...
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Read MHC's Blog - Recent Posts

August 8, 2014
The Incarnation of our Maryland Flag
Flags represent your heritage and unity; they connect you to organizations, cities, states, and the country. The Maryland State Flag can be seen on our state welcome...
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August 5, 2014
One Maryland One Book Author Tours Maryland
We are a nation of immigrants, and our country’s strengths lie in the multiplicity of cultures that contribute to the fabric of society today.  To most, the American...
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July 9, 2014
Happy Crabs Have Old Bay Seasoning: A Brief History
You’re at your local supermarket and you walk down the spice aisle. Tubes of spices – basil, oregano, thyme – line a section of the wall, but a yellow, red...
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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.