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.
The 2017 meeting of the Society of Philosophy and Psychology kicks off with a workshop on Aesthetics and Cognitive Science, funded in part by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute. Speakers include:
- Art and pleasure: Mohan Matthen, Paul Bloom, Ed Connor, and Dmitri Tymoczko
- Art and skill (perceptual): Diana Raffman and Dustin Stokes
- Art and skill (performance): Emma Gregory, Mike McCloskey, and Barbara Landau; and Barbara Gail Montero
- Creativity: Dan Schacter, Peter Carruthers, Anjan Chatterjee, and Elisabeth Camp
You can register for either just the workshop or the workshop and the rest of the conference.
For more information on the rest of the conference, please visit the conference website.
Questions? Contact Steven Gross at email@example.com.
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.