New and Current
Call for Nomination: Humanities Leadership Award
GHI is calling
for nominations for the 2014–15 Global Humanities Institute at Montgomery
College Humanities Leadership Award, to be awarded during the College’s
celebration of Humanities Days in October.
The award recognizes
outstanding achievement in humanities teaching, scholarship, and
community engagement. It celebrates an individual who helps students and
communities better understand the importance of the humanities in
knowing our world today, and recognizes someone whose support for global
perspectives in the humanities is exemplary. Deadline to submit nominations is September 17.
Download Call for Nominations [PDF]
The UNESCO Center for Peace and the
Sichuan Conservatory of Music Professors Choir Concert
Come listen to the vocals of professors teaching at China's largest music school.
Thursday, October 2, 7 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Immigration Film Fest
The Greater Washington Immigration Film Fest will show two films on Montgomery College Campuses
- SLEEP DEALER, Directed by Alex Rivera.
Friday, October 24, 7–9pm
Cafritz 101, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
- A BETTER LIFE, Directed by Chris Weitz.
Friday, October 24, 7–9pm
TC136, Rockville Campus
For more information on the films and to reserve tickets, visit www.IMFilmFest.eventbrite.com
Article Published: "Awakening Global Awareness in the Humanities"
The Global Humanities Institute is proud to announce the publication of an important article by Professors Marcia Bronstein, Sharyn Neuwirth (faculty fellowship leaders) and Service Learning expert Professor Shelley Jones. The article, "Awakening Global Awareness in the Humanities," appears in the DIVERSITY AND DEMOCRACY series of publications on the Association of American Universities and Colleges webpages. Read More >>
New Global Humanities Courses
HIND129: Elementary Hindi I and Elementary Hindi II
Register now for Hindi I! This beginning language course focuses on the study of the Hindi language and Indian culture. Students will begin to develop the ability to communicate in Hindi through the consideration of cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations as they acquire the structures and lexicon to work with written language, conversation, and composition. Class starts September 13 on the Rockville Campus. Register for HIND129, CRN# 26345.
POLI270: Politics in Action: Introduction to Human Rights
The term “human rights” refers to the ways that people should be treated regardless of the country they live in, or their religious, ethnic or gender identity.Human rights has come to play an increasingly prominent role in global socio-political relations. And yet, there are major differences of opinion regarding the exact meaning of the term, or how it should be implemented. Learn more about human rights in POLI270, CRN# 25024, offered on the Rockville Campus.
All programs and offerings by the Global Humanities Institute are free and open to the public.
The Global Humanities Institute was created in 2012 with the support of a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The NEH, the world’s largest supporter of the humanities, put forth a new initiative, Bridging Cultures, whose aim is to “engage the power of the humanities to promote understanding and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States and abroad.”
Why Globalize the Humanities?
Watch as the the founders of the Global Humanities Institute discuss the reasons why the humanities should be globalized and why the Global Humanities Institute is valuable to Montgomery College.
Humanities in Higher Education
This episode of Campus Conversations asks—What are the humanities and why should we study them? It also explores some of the humanities programs at Montgomery College.
View on the Campus Conversations web site.