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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...

Student opportunities: apply now for 2023–24 initiatives

Poster: AGHI's "Call for Applications" for "Graduate Research Fellowship." All text on this poster appears on the info page for "Graduate" Student Opportunities.

AGHI is now accepting applications for our 2023–24 student opportunities for grad students, prospective Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduates: Graduate Research Fellowships (due Feb. 28, 2023); Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanistic Studies (IHS) (due Feb. 15); KSAS Society of Fellows (postdoctoral) (due Feb. 10), and two undergraduate funding opportunities for 2023-24. More info about these...

‘Tis the Season… for Nightmares!

Double-imagine: left, a Krampus card from the turn of the century; on the right, a photo from MetroBar of a display screen outdoors reading "Nightmares Before Christmas."

Before the close of the year sends all of JHU off for the holidays, Prof. Bill Egginton (AGHI Director) joined Profs and Pints DC on Sunday, Dec. 11th for a presentation on good ol' Krampus and other "Nightmares Before Christmas."

Society of Fellows applications now open for 2023–24

Gilman Hall illuminated in the evening with holiday lights around the lampposts.

The JHU Society of Fellows, operated in part by AGHI, is now accepting applications for our second cohort (to take shape in 2023–24). To apply—and for more info about application requirements, the Society as a whole, and current Fellows—submit via Interfolio by Feb. 10, 2023. More info here...

Director Bill Egginton welcomes the new Imagine Center at JHU

Director Bill Egginton speaks at the mic at the opening event for the new JHU Imagine Center.

AGHI Director Bill Egginton joined JHU staff, faculty, and students on Nov. 14th to celebrate the grand opening of the new Imagine Center for for Integrative Learning and Life Design. Professor Egginton joined colleagues to speak about the potential avenues students might take to discover out where their educational and personal training can lead.