Advancing the Humanities and Building Community

The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute (AGHI) is a focal point for the 13 world-renowned humanities departments at Johns Hopkins, other dynamic departments in the humanistic social sciences, and related centers and programs.

The institute sponsors scholarly meetings, public events, visiting scholars, and student fellowships and research projects.

Students can also pursue a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanistic Studies.

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Society of Fellows applications now open for 2023–24

Society of Fellows applications now open for 2023–24

The JHU Society of Fellows, operated in part by AGHI, is now accepting applications for our second cohort (to take shape in 2023–24). To apply—and for more info about application requirements, the Society as a whole, and current Fellows—submit via Interfolio by Feb. 10, 2023. More info here…

Society Fellow Gabriella Fee co-nominated for PEN America Awards longlist

Society Fellow Gabriella Fee co-nominated for PEN America Awards longlist

Congratulations to Society of Fellows member Gabriella Fee, who has been co-nominated (with Prof. Dora Malech) for a PEN America award. In 2022, Fee and Malech translated Giovanna Cristina Vivinetto’s book of poetry, Dolore Minimo, from its original Italian. Fee and Malech are now up for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Finalists will be announced in February 2023.

Student opportunities: apply now for 2023–24 initiatives

Student opportunities: apply now for 2023–24 initiatives

AGHI is now accepting applications for our 2023–24 student opportunities for grad students, prospective Ph.D. candidates, and postdoctoral fellows: Graduate Research Fellowships (due Feb. 28, 2023); Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanistic Studies (IHS) (due Feb. 6); and KSAS Society of Fellows (postdoctoral) (due Feb. 10). More info about these programs and deadlines at this link.

‘Tis the Season… for Nightmares!

‘Tis the Season… for Nightmares!

Before the close of the year sends all of JHU off for the holidays, Prof. Bill Egginton (AGHI Director) joined Profs and Pints DC on Sunday, Dec. 11th for a presentation on good ol’ Krampus and other “Nightmares Before Christmas.”