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New GHI Community Blog

November 13, 2017
Welcome to the new blog of the Global Humanities Institute community. We have created this venue to give voice to the very many faculty, staff, and students who are associated with the GHI and whose insights drive our work. Not an hour goes by without one of us noting an important development in global realities, ranging from history, philosophy, religion, languages, education, and artistic expression to health and environmental safety. We are constantly reminded that global knowledge, awareness, and perspectives are central to people’s lives today and that we need to continue to listen closely and think critically about what is happening around us.

The people whose writings and thoughts will fill this space weekly are leaders in the area of global humanities. Topics of blog entries will range broadly, from comment on events, global issues, curricula and College programs, to reflecting the conversations of our community. Contributors understand that what is most crucial about world events is the impact they have on human lives, cultures and communities.

In addressing global concerns, we will put the humanities in their proper place: front and center.

Rita Kranidis, Director, GHI

GHUM101 Introduction to the Global Humanities 

 An interdisciplinary General Education course that focuses on contemporary issues about fairness, equality, and community around the world from the perspective of the humanities. This course is offered every semester on every campus. Register now for Spring 2018. A student scholarship is available for this course. Download the flyer for more details. 

GHUM101 Course Flyer [PDF]

One College, Many Voices

Montgomery College was recently awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), titled “One College, Many Voices.” This grant will train faculty to integrate global content and perspectives into their teaching and focus on ways to help students improve intercultural competencies. Unlike our previous NEH grant, the focus now is to engage faculty in Communication Studies and in disciplines other than the Humanities. 

The fellowships will take place during the Spring 2018 semester and come with 1 ESH. The application form and information about the fellowship are linked below. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 3.

Call For Fellowship Applications | Fellowship Application Form

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

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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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