Skip to Main Content
Global Humanitites Institute


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
Flyer [PDF]

2014 Immigration Film Fest Graphic
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

New Publications

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.

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.



The Global Humanitites Institute is a partnership with
NEH Logo

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 • 
For event information contact Ms. Jovina Orme, Administrative Aid • (240) 567-1368 • 



Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD


©2014, Montgomery College