News & Announcements Archive


“Early Black Utopias” One-Day Symposium to be held Friday, March 29

“Early Black Utopias” is a one-day symposium on race and utopia scheduled for Friday, March 29, and hosted by the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. The symposium brings together a group of scholars whose work reveals a tradition of speculative thought in black politics and aesthetics from the colonial period through the Garvey movement. We define utopianism […]


Featured Author book for the 93rd Annual Black History Luncheon

Professor Katrina Bell McDonald’s book (with Caitlin Cross-Barnet), Marriage in Black, has been selected as a “Featured Author” book for the 93rd Annual Black History Luncheon given by the Association for the Study of African American Culture and Society! ASALH was founded by Carter G. Woodson (known as the “Father of Black History”), and it […]


Writers LIVE: Katrina Bell McDonald, Embracing Sisterhood Jan. 15

Embracing Sisterhood is a thought-provoking examination of black women’s intersecting challenges, tensions, and issues of class in the twenty-first century.  In this purported era of high-profile, mega-successful black women and growing socioeconomic diversity, Embracing Sisterhood seeks to determine where contemporary black women’s ideas of black womanhood and sisterhood merge with social class. Date: Tuesday, January […]


2019 Intersession Course: Race, Capitalism, and Bond

This intersession register for “Race, Capitalism, and Bond”. The 2-credit course will run from January 7 to 25, meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1-4:45 p.m. and is instructed by Bryan Carter. Mass incarceration and policing in America costs billions in tax revenue despite fleeting evidence of their crime reduction capacity. Yet despite their […]


Dr Johnson delivers African American Digital Humanities Conference keynote

The AADHum Initiative at the University of Maryland is proud to invite scholars, researchers, teachers, professionals, activists, and community members to its first national conference, Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black. The conference will be held at the UMD campus in College Park, Maryland, on October 18-20, 2018. What happens to digital humanities inquiry when we begin with Black […]


Deirdre Cooper Owens visits Hopkins/History of Medicine/Sex Slavery Lab

Please join the Sex & Slavery Lab and the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology in welcoming Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens (Queens College, CUNY) on campus next week! Deirdre Cooper Owens is an associate professor of history at Queens College, City University of New York. The recipient of several prestigious honors including the […]


Unpacking Hateful Things Contemporary Practices, September 22

Join us for “Unpacking Hateful Things & Contemporary Practices” at 1 p.m., on Saturday, September 22 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202. This race conversation will trace the legacy of Jim Crow as revealed in objects used to dehumanize African Americans and will then connect this legacy to contemporary […]


Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights

Congratulations to Professor Martha S. Jones for the recent publication of her new book Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights. Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans. According to Professor Jones: “I am a writer, commentator, researcher, and historian. Writing is my first passion, from […]


Come see Lawrence P. Jackson at the National Book Festival, Sept. 1

Come see Professor Lawrence Jackson at the National Book Festival on Saturday, September 1, 2018 Presentation: 3-3:45pm Book Signing: 4:30-5:30pm Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC Professor Jackson is the award-winning author of “Chester B. Himes: A Biography.” For more information about the National Book festival, please see their website.


Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award

PURA is open to undergraduates from any division working with a mentor in any JHU division, center, or institute. Undergraduates have the opportunity to conduct independent research, design, entrepreneurship, scholarly, and creative projects over the academic year with the help of a $3000 fellowship. PURA recipients will present their project at DREAMS, our campus wide day celebrating undergraduate projects.