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.” Read the transcript.
February 19, 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. Read the transcript.
February 14, 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. Read the transcript.
January 31, 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. Read the transcript.
January 22, 2020
SEE ALSO: A Performance Inspired by the Peabody Library’s History
One arts organizations 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. Read the transcript.
January 17, 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. Read the transcript.
January 8, 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.Read the transcript.
January 2, 2020
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. Read the transcript.
December 26, 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. Read the transcript.
December 19, 2019