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.
This event is free and open to the public.
Salman Rushdie is the author of twelve novels: Grimus, Midnight’s Children(which was awarded the Booker Prize in 1981), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown and The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of Life, and most recently Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. His newest novel, The Golden House will be published by Random House in September 2017. Currently, Rushdie is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.
The Portuguese Program and PLAS present: A Pizza Lunch! Join us for a delicious lunch and learn about all the Portuguese program has to offer…along with Brazilian dessert and board games!
In his bequest to Johns Hopkins University, John Work Garrett described his library as “a memorial to my family,” recalling the ubiquity of books, and the love of book collecting, that had shaped two generations of the Garrett family at Evergreen. Join Renaissance scholar and rare book curator Earle Havens, Ph.D., for an illustrated talk that will highlight his new and extensive research on the John Work Garrett Library, one of the great private rare book and manuscripts collections of late 19th- and early 20th-century America. Dr. Havens is the Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Sheridan Libraries and a contributing author of “Evergreen: The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs” (JHU Press, 2017). A reception will follow the talk and copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
Humanities Stories from Across Hopkins
Learn about the cutting edge faculty research taking place at Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Topics include Egyptian archaeology, African American authors, filmmaking, and sociological studies.
Announcements from the Institute
Please join us November 9 and 10 for a conference on incarceration and the humanities that will explore the impact of incarceration on the world of ideas, through special attention to film, history, and qualitative methods. Please click here more details about the event schedule. Registration will be open soon.
The Johns Hopkins University Albright Institute Undergraduate Archaeological Fellowship provides funding for a Johns Hopkins University undergraduate student to participate in an Albright Institute archaeological field school in Israel as well as a one month internship at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Applicants must be enrolled at Johns Hopkins University and participate… Read more »
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.