News & Announcements Archive

Lecture on Late Justice Scalia’s Controversial “Originalist” Method of Interpreting the Constitution

The Academy at Johns Hopkins will hold a public lecture on the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s controversial “originalist” method of interpreting the U.S. Constitution. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Michael Dorf of the Cornell Law School, a leading scholar and teacher of American Constitutional Law. The title of his talk is, “Does the Dead Constitution have […]


Four New Members Inducted into the Academy

The Academy at Johns Hopkins welcomes into its ranks four new faculty members from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. An institute for advanced study, the Academy enables retired professors to pursue research opportunities, conduct and attend academic seminars, and explore other opportunities for continued scholarship. Representing fields ranging from experimental high energy physics […]


Seven New Members Inducted into the Academy

The Academy at Johns Hopkins welcomes into its ranks a record eight new faculty members from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Representing fields ranging from experimental high energy physics to economic theory to social anthropology, these newly retired professors will join 11 colleagues to bring the number of Academy members to 19. […]


Sara Berry Named New Chair of The Academy

Dr. Sara Berry, professor emeritus of history, has been named the new chair of The Academy. The chair typically serves a two-year term. Berry, who joined the Hopkins faculty in 1990, was a member of the Academy’s inaugural class. “During its first two years, the Academy has provided a congenial space for retirees from across […]


Karl Alexander and Bruce Marsh Inducted Into The Academy

Two faculty members from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences have been named professors of The Academy at Johns Hopkins. Karl Alexander, professor in the Department of Sociology and Bruce Marsh, professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, have been accepted into the Academy, effective July 1, 2014. The Academy at Johns […]


Reframing the Sahel as a Political Space: A Workshop

On November 8-9, 2013, The Academy sponsored a workshop, organized by Sara Berry, which brought together scholars from the U.S., Europe, and Africa to discuss the historical and contemporary constitution of the African Sahel as a political space. Participants included historians, anthropologists, sociologists and political scientists with broad regional interests as well as specialized expertise […]