News & Announcements Archive


Mining the ‘Afro-American’ Archives

Mining the ‘Afro-American’ Archives
In order to preserve The Afro-American Newspaper's archival holdings and make them accessible to the masses, the Center for Africana Studies and the Sheridan Libraries' Center for Educational Resources have embarked on the Diaspora Pathways Archival Access Project, a student internship program funded by a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read more in the JHU Gazette.


DPAAP Begins Digging

DPAAP Begins Digging
Five student interns have begun the work of uncovering and describing the contents of The Afro-American Newspapers archives. The 116-year-old Baltimore-based newspaper company is the longest running family-owned African American newspaper in […]


Hopkins Marks 30th Anniversary of ‘Callaloo’

Poetry and fiction readings, lectures, conversations, and panel discussions will this week celebrate 30 years of continuous publication of Callaloo, the premier African Diaspora literary journal, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Read more in the JHU Gazette.


‘Afro’ Archives to Be Unlocked by New Grant

‘Afro’ Archives to Be Unlocked by New Grant
The Johns Hopkins University has been awarded $476,000 to collaborate with the Baltimore-based Afro-American Newspapers to open the 115-year-old newspaper company's historic archives to access by scholars and others. Read the article in the JHU Gazette.


Out of Africa

With several recent key hires, including that of director Ben Vinson, the fledgling Africana Studies Center is poised to take off—with a tripartite approach that transcends cultures...and continents.