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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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Humanities Highlights
Humanities Stories from Across Hopkins

How did a classics major end up working for the United States Navy?

From the Spring 2016 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine:

What to do with a PhD in classical studies when you realize you don’t want to enter academia? As it turns out, you have more options than you might think.

Such was the discovery of Kristina Giannotta ’03 (PhD), now branch head of histories for the Histories and Archives Division of the Naval History and Heritage Command. It’s a role that marries research and culture with management, and Giannotta says her graduate studies at Johns Hopkins prepared her surprisingly well for this government career. Now in the position of hiring and managing historians, she makes a point of recommending that current grad students take advantage of every opportunity—travel, fellowships, new languages—to grow outside of academia as she did, saying those skills make all the difference in a potential employee.

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 […]