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.
Humanities Stories from Across Hopkins
From the Fall 2016 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine:
How do you uncover an ancient city? Just ask Michael Harrower, assistant professor of Near Eastern studies. In 2009, he traveled to northern Ethiopia and started exploring and talking to the locals. He was led to a prominent hill and immediately realized it was an archaeological treasure: the ancient Aksumite town of Beita Semati, which dates back to the third to seventh centuries. With grants from NASA, National Geographic, and the Archaeological Institute of America, Harrower now takes graduate and undergraduate students to Ethiopia every year to excavate the site, explore the surrounding area, and examine the long-term role of water availability in the rise and decline of Aksumite civilization.
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.