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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.

Dr. Lawrence Brown Presents First Engaged Humanities Speaker Series Lecture

Dr. Lawrence Brown Presents First Engaged Humanities Speaker Series Lecture

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, Dr. Lawrence Brown from Morgan State University filled the room to deliver a talk on “Engaging Communities as an Embedded Researcher.” Hosted by the Sheridan Libraries.

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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.

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. […]

Humanities-Focused Article by Dr. Egginton Published in New York Times

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.