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.
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The humanities are central to our conceptions of technology and science. Steve Jobs once proclaimed that “technology alone is not enough.” Creating a better world, he repeatedly stressed, requires focus on people as well as technology, on the humanities as well as the sciences.
The Peabody Ballroom Experience is an ongoing public humanities collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore’s ballroom community, a performance-based arts culture comprising gay, lesbian, and transgender people of color. […]
Is Computer Code a Foreign Language? No. And high schools shouldn’t treat it that way. Maryland’s legislature is considering a bill to allow computer coding courses to fulfill the foreign language graduation requirement for high school.
The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Sir William Osler’s last public speech. In the speech, he called for a reunification of the old humanities and the new science. “Humanists have not enough Science” he warned, “and Science sadly lacks the Humanities…this unhappy divorce…should never have taken place.” 100 years after his death, what can Osler teach the high-tech physician of today?
The deadline to apply for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program is March 13 at 9 p.m. Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between Sept. 1, 2015 and June 21, 2019 and must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 5, 2019.
Anand Pandian, a professor in the anthropology department at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss a new manuscript project about walls and social boundaries in the United States, called Impervious: The Walls We Live With, and How to See Beyond Them. Why does the idea of walling and sealing off the United States from the rest of the world seem to appeal to so many Americans these days?
The first talk is Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. with Chris Matthews, The Honorable Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., Lisa Desjardins, and Dan Morhaim at Loyola University.
An 80,000-word dissertation would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit... 3 minutes! Open to all JHU doctoral students. Register by March 26.
Submissions are due Friday, Feb. 14 for the JHU Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship's eighth annual interdisciplinary graduate student conference: Eyes on Surveillance: (In)security in Everyday Life. Submissions that interrogate the normalization of surveillance in everyday life are encouraged.