Piecing Together Stories in the Chesney 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 on today's Humanities Connection. Read the transcript.
October 21, 2020 Natalie Elder
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. Read the transcript.
September 10, 2020 John Owen
African American Art Through The Eyes of High School Students with Disabilities
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. Read the transcript.
July 15, 2020 LeAnn Holden-Martin
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. Read the transcript.
May 7, 2020 Dena Robinson
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. Read the transcript.
April 3, 2020 R. Eric Thomas
Writing About Autism
How can writing create help create a more inclusive world for those with autism? Panelist and writer Hannah Grieco is the mother of a twelve-year-old son with autism as well as a former teacher. Her byline has appeared in The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and more. Today, Hannah talks about how her son’s influence on her writing. Read the transcript.
March 27, 2020 Hannah Grieco
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. Read the transcript.
March 19, 2020 Laura Ford
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. Read the transcript.
March 12, 2020 Norah Worthington
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. Read the transcript.
March 5, 2020 Phoebe Stein
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. Read the transcript.
February 28, 2020 Robyn Truslow