Sarah Szanton
Aging In Your Community
How does where we live affect our health as we grow older? Sarah Szanton, Associate Director for Policy at the Center on Innovative Care in Aging at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, tells us how we can help older adults maintain a sense of community as they age.
August 5, 2016 Sarah Szanton
Melissa Brown
A Brief History of Black Feminism
Beyonce’s Lemonade has brought the black feminist movement into the national spotlight, bringing about many conversations and perspectives on the topic. Melissa Brown, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, delves into the history and the pioneering women behind the movement.
July 29, 2016 Melissa Brown
Ocean City boardwalk at night
Historic Ocean City
Many of us spend our summer vacation time at Ocean City – but do you know the history behind this scenic beach and boardwalk? Meagan Baco, communications director at Preservation Maryland, tells us how this go-to summer spot came to be, and how her organization works to preserve its history for generations to come.
July 22, 2016 Meagan Baco
archival photo from the University of Baltimore Langsdale Library
The Days of Baltimore’s Future Past: Preserving Community History
Some of the greatest gifts we pass down to future generations are our experiences, our stories, our histories. But how do you preserve and share a history that may have already been lost to time? Angela Koukoui, archival technician at the University of Baltimore, shares how she uncovered some of her own history in the library archives.
July 15, 2016 Angela Koukoui
Rona Sue London
Reading Between the Lines
As adults, we know well the power of literacy – but how do we pass that along to our children in a way that encourages them to truly enjoy reading? Rona Sue London, children’s book curator at the Ivy Bookshop, tells us how she shares her love of reading with children.
July 8, 2016 Rona Sue London
Tom Chalkley caricature of Ellington, Brooks, and Hemingway
Engaging in History Through Caricatures
Ever wanted to have a conversation with Ernest Hemingway? Each July, Maryland Humanities’ living history series Chautauqua brings historical figures to life. For the past twenty years, artist Tom Chalkley has drawn caricatures of the featured historical figures for Chautauqua. Chalkley tells us what he has learned through that process.
July 1, 2016 Tom Chalkley
Dawn Biehler
The Humanities and Environmental Research
The Zika outbreak has many wondering how to control mosquito and other pest populations throughout the country. How might the humanities play a role in that? Dawn Biehler, author and associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, shares the humanist approach to her research in Baltimore.
June 24, 2016 Dawn Biehler
Mckay Jenkins
Environmental Humanities
Have you ever thought about the many connections between ourselves and our environment? At a recent Maryland Humanities discussion panel celebrating the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes, panelist Mckay Jenkins introduced the idea of environmental humanities. Now he tells us a bit more about how he teaches that concept to his students at the University of Delaware, and how we can embrace it.
June 17, 2016 Mckay Jenkins
Jennifer Ferretti
bLAM Collective
Ever wondered how local librarians, archivists, and museum curators learn and share information with each other? Started as a Twitter group, the Baltimore Libraries, Archives, and Museums Collective (bLAMcollective) brings these professionals together for networking, sharing of ideas, and professional development in the digital humanities. Jennifer Ferretti, librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Decker Library, tells us more.
June 10, 2016 Jenny Ferretti
Historian Mike Dixon
Let's Move - Exploring the Past That is All Around Us in Maryland
Do you love learning about local history, but don’t want to spend your summer cooped up in a library? Historian Mike Dixon tells us how we can discover and explore Maryland’s rich history simply by getting outside this summer.
May 27, 2016 Mike Dixon