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2017 Summer Research Grants Application Now Available

The GHI is pleased to announce the availability of four summer research grants for faculty who are interested in topics that support the Institute's mission.

Visit our Summer Research Grants page for more info.

Watch: Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities—Martha C. Nussbaum

Watch world-renowned philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum deliver the 2017 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, titled “Powerlessness and the Politics of Blame”.

Visit Facebook (no account required) video link here.

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.

Fulbright Opportunities to Brazil: Webinar

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

To register visit the Fulbright Scholar Program here.

Call for Applications: GHI Seminars Abroad—El Salvador

The Global Humanities Institute is pleased to announce an opportunity for faculty and selected staff to gain first---hand international educational experience thanks to our partnerships with universities abroad. This travel is supported in by a “Bridging Cultures” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Montgomery College Foundation. Our charge is to introduce global perspectives in the humanities through faculty development that includes educational travel abroad as well as educational programing and fellowships. The Global Humanities Institute will lead trips to China [March 2016], India [March 2017], and El Salvador [March 2018], countries with which we have academic partnerships. 

To read the rest of the call click here.

Download Application here.

New Gen Ed Course: Introduction to Global Humanities

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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.

Our Partners

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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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