News & Announcements Archive


2019 Ted K. Brashaw Outstanding Research Award

Congratulations to Professor James Calvin who received the 2019 Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award from the Community Development Society. Professor Calvin will receive the award next month July at the international conference program held at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.


PYNK: Black Femme in Slavery’s Archive| April 30 – May 1

PYNK: Black Femme in Slavery’s Archive | April 30 – May 1,2019 The Sex and Slavery Lab’s closing event Please RSVP to jmj@jhu.edu if you are interested in joining us for the graduate student colloquium to receive the pre-circulated papers. What are black womanhood, black femme, and black queer & trans* labors in the context of slavery, […]


Congratulations Professor Lawrence Jackson

Lawrence Jackson
Johns Hopkins University faculty members Lawrence Jackson and Matthew Porterfield have been named 2019 Guggenheim Fellows, a prestigious distinction that recognizes achievements and exceptional promise. They are among a group of 168 scholars, artists, and writers selected from nearly 3,000 applicants. Jackson, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor who teaches in the departments of English and history, […]


“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 […]