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Want to fix the tech industry? Start with the humanities.

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

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. The project aims to cultivate an exchange of knowledge between JHU and ballroom by offering diverse opportunities for faculty, students, staff, and ballroom performers to […]


The old humanities and the new science at 100: Osler’s enduring message

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?


Deadline Approaching for Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program

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.


Humanities in the Village with Anand Pandian Tonight at Bird in Hand

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? 


Submissions Open for RIC Conference

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.


Apply Now for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the ninth annual competition of theMellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program. This initiative places humanities PhDs in substantive roles in diverse nonprofit and government organizations, demonstrating that the capacities developed in the course of earning a doctoral degree in the humanities have wide application beyond the […]