Category Archives: Blog

  • The Philogelos: Joke #61

    Posted on May 11, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • World Language Day 2017

    Posted on May 11, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Events.

    On Saturday, April 22, the Howard County Public School System held its World Language Day. The event included a variety of international displays, performances, and tasty treats to get students excited about foreign cultures and languages. We at the Museum loved having the opportunity to attend and help promote the love of language from an […]

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  • National Museum of Language Announces New Board of Trustees Member

    Posted on April 27, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    We are pleased to introduce you to our newest Board of Trustees member, Shannon Zellars-Strohl. Shannon Zellars-Strohl teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently completing her PhD in Victorian literature. Her research focuses on intersections of traditional religion and seemingly secular supernaturalism in late-Victorian fiction. She is also currently studying self-reflection in contemporary […]

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  • Rosetta Stone Gets a Modern Spin: Interview with Joel A. Freeman

    Posted on April 15, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    If you’re interested in archaeology, Egyptology, cryptology, science, mathematics, or language studies, you know the significance of the Rosetta Stone. Found in 1799 on the west bank of the Nile by Napoleon’s French soldiers, this 1,700 pound fragment of an ancient slab gave up the clues that ultimately cracked the code to hieroglyphics in 1822. […]

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  • This June, Explore the Rosetta Stone’s Mysteries

    Posted on April 3, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Events.

    “The Mysterious Rosetta Stone: Cracking The Code to Problem-Solving” by Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D. Saturday June 10, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM   Join us at the City of College Park – City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740 Free parking is available. NML staff at the door will provide parking passes. […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #144 – Catch Up!

    Posted on March 24, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • Languages and the First World War

    Posted on March 10, 2017 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    Guest post by Julian Walker, Co-Director of the Languages and the First World War project. The Languages and the First World War project grew from the book Trench Talk, by the military historian Peter Doyle and the linguistics writer Julian Walker, published in 2012. This study of the growth in technical, official and slang vocabulary during […]

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  • Engage, Interact, Inspire: Interview with Ann Friedman

    Posted on March 7, 2017 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    There’s a new museum in town, and we can’t wait to see what Planet Word will have to offer. The immersive language experience is slated to open in Washington, D.C. in 2019 and is already picking up buzz in the community. We caught up with Planet Word Founder and CEO Ann Friedman to learn more. […]

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  • Going Global: Interview with Deborah Crimes

    Posted on January 26, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Events.

    The first presenter for this year’s Amelia Murdoch Speaker Series is Deborah Crimes, founder of the international education organization Lessons From Abroad. Deborah will be speaking on February 11, 2017  from 2:00 – 4:00 pm  at the City of College Park – City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740. (For more information and to register, […]

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  • This February, grow your mind to go global

    Posted on January 23, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Events.

    2017 Speaker Events Grow Your Mind to Go Global Deborah Crimes Join us February 11, 2017  from 2:00 – 4:00 pm  at the City of College Park – City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740 Free parking is available. NML staff at the door will provide parking passes. Click here for directions. Deborah Crimes […]

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