Humanities News Archive


“Humanities and the Search for Truth”

From The SNF Agora Institute’s Youtube / Published 2/11/22 Dean Celenza, author of the new book, The Italian Renaissance and the Origins of the Modern Humanities: An Intellectual History, 1400–1800, […]


AGHI & GREAT TALK INC

Watch the video replay of “Is the Supreme Court Still the Bastion of U.S. Democracy?” Moderated by William Egginton, Director of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute. This talk featured Joey […]


AGHI Welcomes Associate Director Virginia Jewiss

AGHI Welcomes Associate Director Virginia Jewiss
Virginia Jewiss has been appointed Associate Director of AGHI and Senior Lecturer in the Humanities. She joins Hopkins from Yale, where she served for many years as Assistant to the […]


Lending a Helping Hand

Lending a Helping Hand
From the Hub: Jacob deNobel / Published Feb 8 As families struggle due to the coronavirus pandemic, Hopkins Professor Adam Sheingate delivers meals to Baltimore families in need.


The Enduring Value Of An English Degree

The Enduring Value Of An English Degree
From the Hub: Despite a struggling labor market and emerging technologies that emphasize the importance of STEM fields, an English degree is as useful as ever, says JHU Professor Mark […]


The family that reads together

The family that reads together
From The Hub: Through their new YouTube series ‘Storytime with Dr. Connolly,’ instructors Nathan Connolly and Shani Mott hope to bring a celebration of Africana history to the next generation […]


Humanities as Essential Services

In times of crisis, when we face complex challenges like global pandemics, we need a collaborative response that transcends disciplinary boundaries and offers novel approaches to vexing problems. In the current moment, biologists, engineers and others in fields with established pipelines for translational research have sprung into action, working together to create life-saving diagnostics and therapeutics to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet it isn’t always so obvious how scholars in the humanities can contribute to the front-line response.


History of Art Workshop: Form Beyond the Aesthetic

On March 6, 2020 an international group of artists, writers, and art historians gathered in Baltimore, MD for a workshop at Johns Hopkins University, Form Beyond the Aesthetic, exploring the politics of form. After talks by Milette Gaifman, Benjamin Anderson, Jennifer Stager, Allison Caplan, Yael Rice, and Sonal Khullar, the group visited the Baltimore Museum of Art, where Hope Mohr Dance performed extreme lyric i. This performance engaged with the fragmentary poetry of Sappho, the only female poet from ancient Greece whose work survives.


Ballroom Glitz

Ballroom Glitz
From The Hub: Performers battled, catwalked, and vogued in a historic ball held in April at the George Peabody Library, a grand venue for an event that honored the nearly […]