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4 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Piecing Together Stories in Medical Archives
Natalie Elder read about a simple clothing accessory one day at her job in the Chesney Medical Archives for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. The Curator of Cultural Properties is still on a continuous quest to find it. What can items like these teach us about a person and an organization’s past? How can medical archives help piece together someone’s story? Elder tells us more.
4 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
Accessibility & Maryland State Library For The Blind And Print Disabled
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.
6 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
African American Art Through The Eyes of High School Students with Disabilities (July 2020)
For Black History Month in February, Charles H. Flowers High School in Prince George’s County hosted 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.
6 minutes | May 7, 2020
Why Black Lives Matter: A Curriculum
How can the humanities help teens process current-day issues and create a more equitable society? Staff at Wide Angle Youth Media have developed a curriculum called “Why Black Lives Matter: Discussing Race Through Film, Photography, and Design." The curriculum pairs youth media projects with instructional content. Dena Robinson –Wide Angle Youth Media’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Facilitator – tells us more. Maryland Humanities supported this programming with a grant.
4 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
The Power of LGBTQ Storytelling
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.
4 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Writing About Autism
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.
4 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
Complex Histories Along the Potomac
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.
4 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
Exploring Maryland History Through Original Theatre
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.
4 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
The Humanities in Maryland: A Reflection
"...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.
4 minutes | Feb 28, 2020
Water/Ways in Calvert County
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.
4 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
Connectivity and the Anthropology of Places
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.”
5 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
African American History Month in Wicomico County
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.
4 minutes | Feb 7, 2020
Heritage and Inclusivity
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.
6 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
African American Art Through The Eyes of High School Students with Disabilities
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.
4 minutes | Jan 22, 2020
Commemorating Slavery In St. Mary’s City
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.
4 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
SEE ALSO: A Performance Inspired by the Peabody Library's History
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.
4 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Army and Navy Hospital Ships
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.
4 minutes | Jan 2, 2020
Chronicles of the African American Journey Through Fiber Arts
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.
4 minutes | Dec 26, 2019
A Season of Giving: Dorothy Day and the “Undeserving Poor”
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.
5 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Elizabeth Catlett: Artist as Activist
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.
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