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Blast Courses are back with 9 new classes for 2023!

Mosaic poster for "Blast Courses in the Humanities," including small tiles for ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, 18th-cen. Indian painting, dinosaur films, Caesar's assassins in art, maps of different kinds, an ancient Japanese poet, three German philosophers, a vista of a cape, and a fragment of ancient papyrus.

It's almost summertime—and that means another exciting run of Blast Courses in the Humanities! Courses descriptions are now available on our Blast Courses program page. Registration will begin on June 1st and continue throughout the month (or until courses are full). Classes begin the week of July 10th.

Daughters of the Movement and Speaking Up for a Future Together

COURTESY OF JIAYI LI: Daughters of the Movement speakers onstage in front of archive images of themselves and their Civil Rights forebearers at protests.

Reflecting back on AGHI’s AY 2022–2023 calendar of events, we recall the meeting of the Daughters of the Movement who met on JHU’s Homewood campus earlier this year to discuss […]

“Right to the city” and Baltimore’s History of Suburban Struggle

Greg Smithsimon and Larry Jackson sit on stools at the Ivy bookshop (in front of a background of evening light and forsythias).

Celebrating the arrival of spring to Baltimore, AGHI and the Ivy Bookshop welcomed two scholars on Baltimore history Monday evening: Professor Gregory Smithsimon (CUNY Brooklyn) and JHU's own Prof. Lawrence Jackson. This month's Humanities in the Village conversation began by tracing the personal and social geography which opens Smithsimon's new book, Liberty Road: Black Middle-Class...

Harnessing the Powers of Human Thought and Computation

a monet painting of library books with numbers created by Dall-E

The Center for Digital Humanities helps advance research by exploring what humans do that computers can’t, and vice versa, and discovering connection points between the two.

Female Artists, in Any Language: Panel Discusses Womanhood, Genre, and Translation

Panel of Ann Goldstein, Marta Cerreti, and Cristina D'Errico seated on stools at front of bookstore in evening.

A lively crowd gathered at Bird in Hand Café on Thurs., March 2nd to hear a discussion on “Translating Women’s Voices” featuring translator Ann Goldstein. Opening with a conversation about […]

Peabody Ballroom Experience wins Outstanding Public History Project Award for 2023!

Image still from 2019 Peabody Ballroom Experience's first annual ball.

Congratulations are in order for the Peabody Ballroom Experience, newly crowned winner of the National Council of Public History's honored Small Institution Award (2023). AGHI board member Joseph Plaster has collaborated with the Legends and Icons behind the Peabody Ballroom Experience since before its opening ball in 2019, including in collecting and protecting the oral...

Call for Proposals: Blast Courses in the Humanities Instructors for Summer ’23

Blast Short Poster with CFP date and workshop dates.

We’re back for the FOURTH run of Blast Courses in the Humanities. This year, we invite proposals from KSAS grad students (in the humanities and humanistic social sciences) for courses to run across five weeks in July–Aug. 2023. Apply by April 3rd via Interfolio.

AGHI Faculty Fellowship Deadline Extended!

Stained glass window featuring names and faces of Gutenberg, Fust, and Schoeffer of Mainz. Window sits in the Huntzler Reading Room, Gilman Hall.

Since its founding in 2016, the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute has aimed to serve the Hopkins community as a focal point for humanities and social sciences departments, programs, and centers […]

Award-winning designer Seymour visits Baltimore: on costumes and character

Members of the Baltimore arts scene gathered on Monday, Feb. 6th to hear from award-winning costume designer Justine Seymour. Sharing the story of her career—a path with many interesting and unexpected twists and turns—Seymour discussed her experiences as first an arts student, then model, designer, and finally much-celebrated costumer.

Society Fellow Gabriella Fee co-nominated for PEN America Awards longlist

Dolore Minimo book cover

Congratulations to Society of Fellows member Gabriella Fee, who has been co-nominated (with Prof. Dora Malech) for a PEN America award. In 2022, Fee and Malech translated Giovanna Cristina Vivinetto's book of poetry, Dolore Minimo, from its original Italian. Fee and Malech are now up for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Finalists will...