Center for the Humanities

Join us for True Story! Discovery

Join us for True Story! Discovery

Join us for our second installment of True Story! This time, the theme will be “Discovery.” Come prepared to tell as story related to the theme. You have 5 minutes on stage with no notes. Storytellers will be chosen randomly on the night of the event. There will be free pizza. There will be prizes.

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New Video Page!

New Video Page!

We’re making an effort to record the Humanities Council Colloquium events, and the first one is done! Dr. Joan Gaither’s talk, which took place on Feb. 17th, is now available to watch. Just click “Videos” above. More talks are coming soon!

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Dr. Joan Gaither’s Gallery Show Featured in the Frederick News Post

Dr. Joan Gaither’s Gallery Show Featured in the Frederick News Post

Here’s a link to a really wonderful article about Dr. Gaither’s show, I AM: Identity – A Shared History. Don’t forget about her talk on February 17th at 5 PM in Whitaker Campus Center Commons.  

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We Excitedly Begin a Busy Semester!

We Excitedly Begin a Busy Semester!

We are very excited about a number of events that will be taking place here at Hood this semester. Check out the calendar for details. We are thrilled to host an exhibition of documentary story quilts by Baltimore based artist Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither in the Hodson Gallery in Tatem Arts Center. The acclaimed poet Kirun Kapur will be reading from her book Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist. […]

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Humanities Council Costume Contest Winner!

Humanities Council Costume Contest Winner!

Happy to announce the winner of the 2016 Humanities Council Open House costume contest! This year, Miranda Barrientos won for her incredibly inventive portrayal of Lin Manuel Miranda Barrientos. Miranda won a $25 gift card to Amazon. Congratulations, Miranda!  

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The Past Couple of Weeks…

The Past Couple of Weeks…

The past couple of weeks have been packed full of really great events sponsored in full or in part by the Humanities Council here are Hood, and they’ve all been remarkable. I’m going to bullet them, in order of occurrence: On October 25, the first of the Hood Reading Group meetings took place. This year, Hood’s head research librarian, Aimee Gee, and I are leading […]

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Banned Books Week and Casey Plett at Hood

Banned Books Week and Casey Plett at Hood

The semester has started off with a bang here at Hood. On September 29th, in recognition of Banned Books Week, students had an opportunity to examine the ways in which censorship has affected and continues to affect their daily lives. Several departments in the humanities at Hood created interactive displays that were arranged throughout Whitaker. The Department of Art and Art History generated more than a few laughs […]

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Welcome!

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to our brand new blog! When it comes to the humanities, Hood College is pretty awesome! We offer majors, minors, and concentrations in Art, Art History, & Archaeology Communication Arts English Global Languages & Cultures History Music Philosophy & Religious Studies Theatre We have a world-class faculty who have been trained not just by the best scholars in the country, but around the […]

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