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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.

JHU Anthropology Fall Colloquium Series
Sep 4 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm Mergenthaler 439
JHU Anthropology Fall Colloquium Series
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm Mergenthaler 439
JHU Anthropology Fall Colloquium Series
Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm Mergenthaler 439
The Virginia Fox Stern Center for the History of the Book in Renaissance Lecture: Maude Vanhaelen, University of Warwick
Sep 18 @ 5:15 pm Macksey Seminar Room, Room 2043, M-Level, Brody Learning Commons

Plato in the Place of Aristotle: The Teaching of Platonic Dialogues in 16th-century Universities

Co-sponsored with the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures

Humanities Highlights
Humanities Stories from Across Hopkins

Lawrence Jackson

Lawrence Jackson joins English and History departments as Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

From The Hub:

For writer and historian Lawrence Jackson, joining Johns Hopkins University was an appealing homecoming for several reasons.

Beyond the emotional resonance of Baltimore—Jackson grew up here, still has family here, and has written frequently about the city—there’s the academic proximity to the roots of many research topics that intrigue him, including the histories of Billie Holiday and Frederick Douglass.

News & Events

TED Talks Daily: Why tech needs the humanities

If you want to build a team of innovative problem-solvers, you should value the humanities just as much as the sciences, says entrepreneur Eric Berridge. He shares why tech companies should look beyond STEM graduates for new hires — and how people with backgrounds in the arts and humanities can bring creativity and insight to […]