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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.

LAGW Seminar, Elaine Carey, Purdue University Northwest
Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm TBA

Latin America in a Globalizing World (LAGW) Seminar
Elaine Carey, Purdue University Northwest

“Mexico, 1968”

Films You Can’t See Anywhere Else
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Parkway Theatre

A double-feature screening of O Babado da Toinha (Toinha’s Fad, Brazil, 2014) and Señorita María, la falda de la montaña (Miss Maria, Skirting the Mountain, Colombia, 2017) on November 14, 2018, 5-7 p.m. at The Parkway Theater (on 5 W. North Ave.), with filmmakers Aranda Souza and Rubén Mendoza.

The films will have English subtitles and the discussion will be conducted in English as well.

For more information, please contact Liliana Galindo Orrego (

We hope to see you there.

The Virginia Fox Stern Center for the History of the Book in the Renaissance: Hopkins Faculty in Focus Lecture
Nov 14 @ 5:15 pm Macksey Seminar Room, Room 2043, Brody Learning Commons

Gabriele Ferrario, History of Science and Technology; Islamic Studies, JHU

Alchemy in Motion: The Trilingual Tradition of an Alchemical Recipe Book

Portuguese Parallels
Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm East Baltimore Campus, Welch 3rd fl

Timothy D. Walker, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth [pre-circulated paper]

Humanities Highlights
Humanities Stories from Across Hopkins

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Student-run online medical journal earns funding in online voting

From The Hub:

Five proposals submitted this spring to Johns Hopkins’ Idea Lab crowdsourcing website will receive funding by virtue of garnering the most support in online voting.

In its third year, the Idea Lab offered three areas in which ideas were welcome from the Johns Hopkins community: The Ten by Twenty Challenge to support individual excellence, the Diversity Innovation Grants to promote inclusion, and the Hopkins Eco-Smart Acorn Grant to drive sustainability.

In second place, with 784 votes, is a student-run online medical journal called The Hippocrates Med Review. The journal’s creators, who launched a website in January, say they hope to provide “a world-class forum that showcases a holistic view of medicine as told by the brightest minds in the medical field.”

News & Events

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 […]