Public Humanities

All events will take place online via Zoom during Covid-19 restrictions or on the Ivy patio when the weather permits. If you would like to attend our next event, please see below to register.

The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute and the Ivy Bookshop have kicked off a new initiative in the public humanities called “Humanities in the Village.” The endeavor seeks to bring fresh scholarly work from our city’s thriving universities and colleges into conversation with a broader public audience. How does humanities research intersect with contemporary social and political concerns? Can we include these intersections in our developing work, bringing our scholarship into closer resonance with the pressing public matters of this time?

Time: Always at 6:30 p.m. on the last Monday of each month 
Location: Bird in Hand Bookshop in Charles Village (Zoom during Covid-19). The Ivy patio whenever the weather permits.
Format: Scholars present short and accessible excerpts of ongoing research, followed by spirited sessions of collective discussion and feedback.
Audience: These events draw a diverse audience of local teachers, students, professionals, activists, book lovers, and public intellectuals. The intimate setting provides scholars with the invaluable opportunity to fold critical dialogue into their ongoing projects.

Curator: William Egginton Email:

Present at an Humanities in the Village event

We are scheduling Humanities in the Village workshops through 2022. If you are a faculty member or graduate student at any Baltimore college or university and would like to present your work, please fill out our form.

2022 Humanities in the Village Events

2021 Humanities in the Village Events

2020 Humanities in the Village Events

**AGHI will link archived lectures as they become available.