Events

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Apr
28
Fri
Portuguese Program Speaker Series
Apr 28 @ 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Gilman 479

Dr. Bruno Duarte
Fulbright Visiting Scholar
Universidade Nova de Lisboa/Johns Hopkins University

Antropophagous Reason and the Aesthetics of Hunger Cinema, Poetry and Politics in Brazil

JHU Humanities Ph.D. Speakers Series: Humanities at Work
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Mergenthaler 431 (AGHI conference room)

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.

Living “Hopkins” in Baltimore: An Immigrant City
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm TBA
Apr
29
Sat
Graduate Student Conference, “Enacting Aspiration”
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day Gilman 132

12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29

10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30

See the conference web page for a full schedule and more information.

Apr
30
Sun
The Human Library at Johns Hopkins University
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Brody Learning Commons Homewood Campus 3400 North Charles Street 21218

The Human Library project, hosted by the Diversity Committee of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, is a one-day event where instead of checking out real books, “Readers”, or attendees, can “check out” a person who represents a group or community exposed to stigma, prejudice, and/or discrimination.

The point of the Human Library? To share that people are more than just one stereotype, one story.

Past titles and conversations have included a Refugee, Gay Pastor, Muslim Convert, Polyamorous, etc. among many others. But, don’t judge a book by its cover. Instead, engage in an enlightening conversation.

Learn more about this world-wide movement and the inspiration for this event.

May
1
Mon
The Seminar, Sarah Igo, Vanderbilt University
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Gilman 308
May
2
Tue
An Evening with Thomas Dolby presented by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Auditorium Mason Hall Homewood Campus 3400 North Charles Street 21218

Thomas Dolby has spent his career at the intersection of music and technology. “The Speed of Sound,” Dolby’s new memoir, is the remarkable story of his rise to the top of the music charts, a second act as a tech pioneer, and the sustaining power of creativity and art.

Join the Friends of the Libraries for a book talk and reception with the author.

May
3
Wed
American Capitalism Seminar, Destin Jenkins
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Gilman 308
WGS Research Fellows Workshop
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm TBD

Presentation of the works by last year’s fellows.

May
4
Thu
Classics Lecture: Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton)
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Futures Of The Ancient Past

Coping with Waste: Copropolitics Ancient and Modern

A lecture by Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton University

Abstract to follow.

Futures of the Ancient Past looks in two directions: forward, to new and emerging trends in Classics, and backward, across centuries of other efforts to promote, contest, or redirect antiquity’s continuing influence. It thus aims to illuminate an unfamiliar history of what Classics has been, as well as to generate a new vision of what it might become.