News & Events Archive


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 century-old tradition of the ballroom community as a countercultural provocation of fashion, dance, performance, and politics.


Panel discussion explores legacy of historic & modern-day concentration camps

Panel discussion explores legacy of historic & modern-day concentration camps
From the Hub: In isolation cells at holding facilities for undocumented, unaccompanied youth, children are kept, sometimes for months or longer, under highly punitive conditions. Their movement is restricted, socialization minimized, and what freedom they have is limited to the boundaries of their imagination. It was a desire to cultivate this power of expression for […]


Joseph Plaster: Black Queer Performance in Baltimore’s “Cathedral of Books”

“When I walked in [the Peabody Library], I was like, ‘This is gonna go down in history.’ What I like about it so much is that it’s gonna be documented. So years down the line you’ll be able to tell people, ‘If you want to learn about ballroom, you can go the Peabody Library and find out about it,’ and it’ll be here.”


In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure

For students chasing lasting wealth, the best choice of a college major is less obvious than you might think. The conventional wisdom is that computer science and engineering majors have better employment prospects and higher earnings than their peers who choose liberal arts. This is true for the first job, but the long-term story is more complicated.


Congrats to all who participated and to the 2019 3MT competition winners!

Winners: First Place: Eduardo Martinez-Montes, School of Medicine, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology The Lazy Librarian  Second Place: Katie Overbey, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Environmental Health and Engineering Application of Novel Laboratory Methods to Identify Infectious Norovirus in the Environment  Third Place & Alumni Choice: Benjamin Ackerman, Bloomberg School of Public Health Biostatistics Clinical Trials: How Do […]


Public Humanities Course Alert – AS.389.410 Sharing Knowledge

AS.389.410 Sharing Knowledge: Participatory Archives, Collaborative Storytelling, and Social Justice How can we mobilize the humanities to inspire social justice activism? This course introduces students to collaborative methods that encourage democratic participation among broad public audiences. We investigate indigenous research methods; collaborative oral history and ethnography; interactive theater; and community archives. Throughout the semester, students […]


The National Humanities Center Call for Fellowship Applications

Please find below the call for applications for the 2020-21 residential fellowship program at the National Humanities Center. The National Humanities Center is the only institute for advanced study that is devoted exclusively to the humanities. Each year, the Center offers up to forty residential fellowships to distinguished scholars from across the humanities. The application […]


Announcing the 2020-21 Society for the Humanities Fellowships on FABRICATION

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2020-21 theme of FABRICATION. Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. Fellows at the Society for the Humanities […]


Creating a Space for the Humanities by Dr. Egginton

William Egginton, Decker Professor in the Humanities, reflects on the opening of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute at Johns Hopkins University and its contributions to students, faculty, and community programming at a STEM-oriented campus.