Department: Big Ideas Archive


Syllabus: Finding the Words

Issue: Fall 2016

Through the Department of Near Eastern Studies, a group of undergraduates is learning to decipher cuneiform signs for the ancient Babylonian dialect of Akkadian.

More Faculty Books

Issue: Fall 2016

New publications from Krieger School faculty.

silhouette photo of man distressed in deep thought

Works in Progress

Issue: Fall 2016

Hayang “Yumi” Kim, an assistant professor in the Department of History, is completing a book about the evolution of psychiatry in Japan.

Tell Me About…

Issue: Fall 2016

Three faculty members, one question.

Photo of book, "Coming of Age in the Other America."

The Other America—Waiting to Be Heard

Issue: Fall 2016

A new book, co-written by Johns Hopkins sociologists Stefanie DeLuca and Kathryn Edin, challenges the assumptions that Baltimore is a hopeless case, whose inner-city youth are “thugs” bent on violence.

Tell Me About

Issue: Spring 2016

Three faculty members, one question.

Syllabus: Seeing Stars

Issue: Spring 2016

Not every Nobel laureate chooses to teach an entry-level science course that includes freshmen, but Professor Adam Riess does it every year.

More Faculty Books

Issue: Spring 2016

New publications from Krieger School faculty.

Cervantes: No One-Hit Wonder

Issue: Spring 2016

William Egginton’s new book on Cervantes arrives in bookstores just in time for the 400th anniversary of the Spanish writer’s death.

Works in Progress

Issue: Spring 2016

Renaissance art, thinking about thinking, and "Echoes of a Death": a glimpse at ongoing faculty research.