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Apply for the Warwick – JHU graduate student exchange

The Singleton Center is happy to announce that applications are now open for the 2017/2018 round of the Warwick – JHU graduate student exchange for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. This scheme, now in its third year, allows one graduate student from JHU working in any field related to Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies to spend […]


Apply for Spring 2018 Graduate Fellowships for Research in Europe!

We are accepting applications for Spring 2018 Graduate Fellowships for Research in Europe! These grants are intended to facilitate graduate research in Europe, on topics relating broadly to Europe from Greco-Roman antiquity to the eighteenth century. For full eligibility and application details, please see Fellowships under Graduate Opportunities.


The Fourth Singleton Distinguished Lecture Series to Be Held Sept. 19-22

Margaret Meserve, University of Notre Dame, will address the lecture series theme, “Papal Bull: Politics, Propaganda, and Print in Renaissance Rome.” The three lectures will be held on the Homewood Campus at Johns Hopkins University, Sept. 19-22, 2016.


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Congratulations Singleton Center Paper Prize Winners

Will Brown received the 2014 prize, Yonatan Glazer-Eytan received the 2013 prize, Jonathan Greenwood and Justin Rivest received the 2012 prize, and Alexandra Letvin and Nathan Daniels received the 2011 prize.


The Secrets of Alchemy

Secrets of Alchemy

The Secrets of Alchemy brings alchemy out of the shadows and restores it to its important place in human history and culture. By surveying what alchemy was and how it began, developed, and overlapped with a range of ideas and pursuits, this book illuminates the actual ideas and practices of generations of alchemists. The author […]


Epistemic Exchange in the Early Modern World Conference

Conference attendees

JHU graduate students and faculty participated in the Singleton Center sponsored conference Epistemic Exchanges at the Villa Schifanoia at the European University Institute, Fiesole. The conference was held June 18-19, 2012.


The Body in Early Modern Italy

The Body in Early Modern Italy Cover

Human bodies have been represented and defined in various ways across different cultures and historical periods. As an object of interpretation and site of social interaction, the body has throughout history attracted more attention than perhaps any other element of human experience. The essays in this volume explore the manifestations of the body in Italian […]