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Global Humanitites Institute


The Global Humanities Institute brings to the College community a series of events to enrich students’ awareness of the role study of the global humanities plays in educational, professional, and professional lives. We also offer expert speakers events and MC faculty presentations and workshops for an increased globalization of the Montgomery College culture.

All programs and offerings by the Global Humanities Institute are free and open to the public.

Premiere showing at the Confluence Translation Conference, Montgomery College, September 25-26, 2015
Co-sponsored by the Global Humanities Institute

Upcoming Events and Recent Events

Humanities Days, October 19 - 24

Germantown Humanities Days Events 2015 (printable Word .doc)
Rockville Humanities Days Events 2015 (printable Word .doc)
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Humanities Days Events 2015 (printable Word .doc)

3rd Annual
Humanities Days @ Montgomery CollegeComplete List of Events at all Three Campuses

Humanities Days Extra Credit Form (printable .pdf)

Confluence: Translation in the Capital Area
A Celebration of International Translation Day

September 25-26, 2015
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Keynote Speaker: Jamie Raskin
6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25
Cultural Arts Center - Theatre One
7995 Georgia Avenue

Co-sponsored by the Global Humanities Institute

Printable flyer (MS Word .docx file) 

2015 GHI Humanities Leadership Award Presentation

April 17, 2015

The Global Humanities Institute and the Paul Peck Humanities Institute are pleased to announce this year's Humanities Leadership Award, Professor Joan Naake. Professor Naake has held every service position at the department and discipline levels, and serves the College community as coordinator of the Athenaeum Lecture Series. The presentation will take place on the Germantown Campus in PK2059, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

More information and Professor Naake's presentation

STEAMed Rice

March 27, 2015

STEaM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, arts, and Math. The STEaM Events at Montgomery College are designed to explore the intersection of STEM fields with the humanities through different topics. STEAMed Rice explored the intersection between STEM and humanities through food. The event featured Expert Speaker Dr. Eliza Jane Reilly as well as presentations and discussions lead by faculty and administrators. More information can be found on the STEaM Events page.   

GHI Grantees Report Back: Sharing Some Gems
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 11:30 am—1:00 pm

The Global Humanities Institute invites you to hear about the grant work completed in Summer 2014 by four Montgomery College faculty members who were awarded summer research grants. This is a great opportunity to learn from your colleagues’ innovative work in an informative and interactive workshop. Please encourage students to attend.

Presenters included Professor Jean Freeman, History and Women's Studies; Professor Elizabeth Huergo, English; Professor Alejandro Leopardi, English; and Professor Meryl Shapiro, Performing Arts.  Note: This event qualifies for Multicultural/Diversity credit. Takoma Park/Silver Spring, CM211 

CurricularDesigns for Global Learning
November 20, 2014
A Faculty Conversation of NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Humanities Days 2014

October 20—24, 2014

Montgomery College will again be celebrating Humanities Day. Events with a global and multicultural focus will include films, lectures, workshops, presentations and display at the Germantown, Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campuses.

Complete Humanities Days Schedule [Color PDF]

Student Responses to Humanities Days Event: "We must learn and teach people that it is not okay to stereotype someone. This is a whole process we must do as a society."  More.... (printable .pdf file)

2014 Capstone Event
Thursday, October 23, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Join us for a reception at an exhibition featuring artworks from Xian University, China and the University of El Salvador in San Salvador. 
Cultural Arts Center Gallery, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus


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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 • 

For Web page questions, contact Nancy Nyland, Interim Webmaster, Fall Semester 2015 • (240) 547-7854 •


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