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Humanities Days Are Here!

October 23–27 on all three Campuses
Montgomery College will be celebrating its fifth annual Humanities Days! Join us for a week filled with lectures, workshops, films, discussions, and more. Full schedules for each campus are linked below.

Germantown Campus | Rockville Campus | Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Humanities Days––Kick Off Event
October 23, 6–8:30 p.m. 
Cultural Arts Center, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

6:00–6:45 Reception
Festival of Art, Video, Music, and Non-Profit Organizations Working for El Salvador

7:00–8:30 Main Event
Music by Lilo Gonzalez and poetry by Carlos Parada
Followed by the presentation of the Humanities Leadership Award 

Speakers will include: 
Ena Ursula Pena, Vice-Consul of El Salvador in Washington DC 
Jonathan Blitzer, Journalist Reporting on El Salvador, The Pulitzer Center, Washington DC
Adel Nunez, Executive Director, Central American Resource Center, [CARECEN], Washington DC

Kick Off Event Flyer [PDF]

Explore Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities in Canada

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is pleased to offer approximately 50 grants to Canada to conduct research and teach during the 2018-19 academic year.

To find out more, click here.

Pulitzer Center: Canada's Troubled First Nation

"Grantee David Maurice Smith traveled to the First Nation community late last summer. What he documents in these compelling images for  The Washington Post  is the remarkable resilience of Canada’s indigenous people in the face of acute economic adversity and a long history of neglect."

Read more here.

The Global Humanities Justice Fund 2017

 The Global Humanities Institute announces the creation of a new fund to support the work of students and faculty actively involved in learning and teaching in the global humanities.

A. Student Scholarship [Three available each year] 

B. Faculty Grant to Support Experiential Learning initiatives for Teaching the Global Humanities [Two available each academic year]  2017 GHI Justice Fund Faculty

Director's Message

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.


Campus Conversations

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.

NEH Humanities Magazine
Fulbright @ MC

Our Partners

Pulitzer Center, DC

NEH Logo

The Global Humanities Institute is a partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Help us Prepare Students for the Global Economy 

When you make a tax-deductible gift to the College’s Global Humanities Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant will provide 50% matching funds. Simply visit, or contact the Montgomery College Foundation for more information at (240) 567-7900.

Global Humanities Institute •  7600 Takoma Avenue • Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

For general program information contact Dr. Rita Kranidis, Program Director • (240) 567-1617 • 

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