News & Announcements Archive
July 17, 2014
Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Humanities
The Center for Africana Studies of the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies in the Humanities, with special consideration given to those working in the disciplines of philosophy, history, English, or anthropology. Candidates whose work engages with music are also welcome.
Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Social Sciences
The Center for Africana Studies of the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies in the Social Sciences, with special consideration given to those working in the disciplines of economics, anthropology, or political science; particularly those whose work in these disciplines focuses on inequality or public health.
June 14, 2014
Visualizing the History of the Black Press in the U.S. Workshop
The Center for Africana Studies and the Black Press Research Collective will hold a two-day workshop on October 10–11, 2014, that will bring together key Black Press scholars, librarians, archivists, and data visualization experts.
May 22, 2013
Finding Truth in Family Fictions
Read about Katrina Bell McDonald’s course, The African-American Family, in Arts & Sciences Magazine.
February 27, 2012
‘Afro-American’ Newspaper Digital Archive Project Completed
An online database describing the archival materials held by the Afro-American newspaper has been launched. The three-year Johns Hopkins project—administered jointly by the Sheridan Libraries’ Center for Educational Resources and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Africana Studies—was funded with a $476,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read more in the JHU Gazette.
November 30, 2011
Nine decades of history rest in boxes at the Afro-American newspaper. By opening those boxes, student archivists have begun to shed light on thousands of underexplored lives. Read the article in Johns Hopkins Magazine.
March 17, 2008
Mining the ‘Afro-American’ Archives
In order to preserve The Afro-American Newspaper’s archival holdings and make them accessible to the masses, the Center for Africana Studies and the Sheridan Libraries’ Center for Educational Resources have embarked on the Diaspora Pathways Archival Access Project, a student internship program funded by a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read more in the JHU Gazette.
March 1, 2008
DPAAP Begins Digging
Five student interns have begun the work of uncovering and describing the contents of The Afro-American Newspapers archives. The 116-year-old Baltimore-based newspaper company is the longest running family-owned African American newspaper in the nation. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Diaspora Pathways Archival Access Project (DPAAP) is a three-year collaboration between JHU’s Center for Africana Studies, the Sheridan Libraries’ […]
February 28, 2008
Audio: Aksum and Ethiopia’s Late Antique Heritage
Speaker: Marilyn Heldman, Art Historian
February 20, 2008
“Out of Ghana” Student Journals
Read student accounts of their experiences on the Intersession 2008 trip to Ghana.