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Postdoctoral fellowships now open for AY24–25

Owl sculpture outdoors in JHU's Bufano Sculpture Garden.

AGHI is pleased to announce two postdoctoral fellowships which are now public, to begin in academic year 2024–25: a public humanities fellowship collaborating between the Tabb Center and AGHI; and the Society of Fellows for the new academic year.

Humanities on the Mall discussion ranges from info-overload to trust in the classroom

Panel of Aliza Watters, Michael S. Roth, and Chris Celenza sit (from left to right) with mics, against a backdrop of the National Mall in DC.

How do we build, nurture, and sustain communities of learning and mutual trust on college campuses? This question brought together three big hitters on the education scene from JHU and […]

AGHI events back in full swing for 2024

Mosaic with details from posters from AGHI events for Spring 2024. Full list of events noted in text.

Classes are back and so are AGHI's public humanities events for the new Spring 2024 semester. We kick things off TONIGHT (Monday, January 29th) and carry on through the late spring. See our calendar for the full list.

Kick off 2024 with big ideas—including some reading recs from our faculty

Mosaic of 18 recommended books listed at the link

Happy new year! We're celebrating by digging into some great books, all recommended by the amazing faculty and staff across JHU. (We even spied some suggestions from AGHI's director and affiliates...) And don't forget to shop local and support your local library.

How Public Humanities Programs Break Down Barriers

Sheridan Libraries Africana Archivist Tonika Berkley, Public Humanities Fellow Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown, and Tabb Center Director Joseph Plaster. Photo by Will Kirk.

Learn more about how Joseph Plaster—AGHI board member, Curator in Public Humanities, and Tabb Center Director—is collaborating with artists, curators, and community members on a new public humanities initiative. (Pictured: Sheridan Libraries Africana Archivist Tonika Berkley, Public Humanities Fellow Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown, and Plaster).

Cosmic Visions – New podcast series!

We’re excited to share the first few episodes of our new podcast series, produced in collaboration with The World According to Sound! One episode per day will be released over […]

Reading and conversation with Danielle Evans for Humanities on the Mall

Danielle Evans (right) reads from "The Office of Historical Corrections" while Bill Egginton (left) listens.

Hearing from an award-winning author about the art and craft of creative writing is always a treat. Maybe that's why December's Humanities on the Mall event was so sweet. Professor Danielle Evans (JHU Writing Seminars) spoke about her works — including reading from her own The Office of Historical Corrections and Before You Suffocate Your...

Kick-off event for the AGHI Johns Hopkins University/GSIS University of St Andrews Interdisciplinary Humanities Doctoral Network 2023–2024

Photo of IHS/ St Andrews interdisciplinary graduate network event, featuring four scholars in-person and another several meeting virtually.

AGHI is excited to celebrate a new project in collaboration with St. Andrews University: the Interdisciplinary Humanities Doctoral Network. This effort brings together doctoral students under JHU’s Humanities Institute and […]

Upcoming Spring 2024 Course: “Race War: Theories and Histories”

Of interest to friends and students of AGHI: Race War: Theories and Histories (AS.360.631), Spring 2024 In modern times, wars become sites of race-making. In turn, racializations become projects of […]

Grad fellow presents on the history public health equity in family planning

Webinar banner for the "Shifting Power And Advancing Equity In Population Health Webinar Series," featuring JHU's Vincenza Mazzeo.

"How does the history of population health impact our work today?" This question provided the basis of a recent webinar hosted by the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science, featuring AGHI Grad Research Fellow Vincenza Mazzeo. Presenting on "Histories of Population Control Programs: From Global to Local Spaces," Mazzeo attended to the case study (indeed...