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Writing Seminars alumna wins prestigious award to study poet Ted Hughes

From The Hub: Katherine Robinson uses three different translation dictionaries in her work, but she isn’t learning a new language. She’s learning a very, very old language—Middle Welsh, which predates the language of Shakespeare by centuries. Robinson has been familiarizing herself with the medieval language as part of the prep work for her dissertation research, which she’ll undertake… Read more »


How a New Field Could Help Save the Humanities

The Chronicle of Higher Education has just published an essay by Rens Bod highlighting the History of the Humanities as a new field (as well as The Making of the Humanities V conference which was held at JHU).


History professor Nathan Connolly takes his expertise to the air waves

From The Hub: Johns Hopkins University historian N.D.B. Connolly will soon become a co-host of the national radio program and podcast BackStory with the American History Guys. BackStory brings historical perspective to current events. Connolly joins the program, which airs on dozens of stations nationwide, including D.C.’s WAMU, beginning Feb. 3. He joins co-hosts Ed Ayers,… Read more »