The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute is a focal point for the 10 world-renowned humanities departments at Johns Hopkins, other dynamic departments in the humanistic social sciences, and related centers and programs. The institute sponsors scholarly meetings, public events, visiting scholars, and student fellowships and research projects.
Upcoming AGHI-sponsored Events
A complete calendar of all humanities-related events, including all AGHI-sponsored events, happening at Johns Hopkins are available on our events page.
Third Annual Bibliotheca Fictiva Collection “Forgery Fellow” Lecture, Sheridan Libraries,
Co-Sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, JHU
Elly Truitt (Bryn Mawr), “Inventions of the Past: Medieval Histories of the Trojan War”
Thursday, April 27, 5:00 pm
Homewood Campus, Gilman Hall, Room 50
Join us to talk about and hear from humanities scholars who have translated their training into rewarding careers outside of academia.
Elizabeth Waraksa is Program Director for Research and Strategic Initiatives. Elizabeth joined the Association of Research Libraries in October 2015. As program director for research and strategic initiatives, she works closely with the Association’s Coordinating Committee to foster the development of project activities brought forward by member directors, staff, or partners in response to the Association’s System of Action.
Prior to joining ARL in October 2015, Elizabeth Waraksa held numerous positions in academic libraries and universities on the West Coast, including librarian for Middle Eastern studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and lecturer in Near Eastern languages and cultures and the study of religion at UCLA. She has also conducted research and managed projects as an independent consultant for a variety of initiatives, including the Association’s Strategic Thinking and Design process and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. She holds a doctorate in Near Eastern studies with a specialization in Egyptian art and archaeology from the Johns Hopkins University and has taught extensively in this field.
Wine and cheese included.
RSVP information will come in due course.
Humanities Stories from Across Hopkins
From the Winter 2016 edition of Johns Hopkins Magazine:
Two decades before the Oculus Rift became the first sophisticated and relatively affordable virtual reality headset to hit the market, Thomas Dolby created “The Virtual String Quartet.” As part of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Virtual Reality: An Emerging Medium series, Dolby had museumgoers don VR headsets upon entering a gallery. In the headset’s virtual space, computer-generated musicians played Mozart’s String Quartet no. 18 in A Major as you stood among them. Move about and what you heard changed. Approach the violinist, for example, and the violin became more prominent.
Announcements from the Institute
The 2017 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts will be held October 19-21 on the JHU Homewood campus. Panel and paper proposals are due by May 15, 2017 and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The intensive and interdisciplinary one-week Print Culture Master Class will take place August 21-25, 2017, in Baltimore and Washington, DC, and is open to students currently enrolled at that time in a humanities PhD program at JHU.
Read about Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s fantastic presentation of his memoir, ‘Undocumented’, which took place on March 29th in Shriver Hall on JHU’s Homewood campus.