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The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute is a focal point for the 10 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.

Upcoming AGHI-sponsored Events

A complete calendar of all humanities-related events, including all AGHI-sponsored events, happening at Johns Hopkins is available on our events page.

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Johns Hopkins and CCBC receive $1.7M from Mellon Foundation to support humanities education

From The Hub:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a combined $1.725 million to Johns Hopkins University and the Community College of Baltimore County to support collaborations between the two institutions on humanities curriculum and pedagogy.

The two schools will partner to implement a new initiative called Humanities for All, designed to inspire students by deepening the learning experience; enriching course content; focusing on recruitment, retention, and transfer; and strengthening faculty connections between CCBC and JHU. A Mellon Scholars Program will be established to give CCBC students research opportunities and interaction with faculty and graduate students at Johns Hopkins.

News & Events

Media + Monsters: Two Centuries of Frankenstein Photos

Below are photos from The Alexander Grass Humanities recent event, Media + Monsters: Two Centuries of Frankenstein, held on October 31, 2018 at the Parkway Theatre. This event was held to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein. Professors from History of Science and Technology, English, the Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Film and Media studies discussed Frankenstein […]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Galvanized by Dr. Frankenstein…and His Monster

The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute and The Writing Seminars invite undergraduates in the Krieger School, but also those fantasists in the Whiting School, to write a story based on, or inspired by the novel Frankenstein. The writing contest, with an award of $250, and possible publication in The Hopkins Review, is part of a celebration […]