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Discovery Is…

Learn about the cutting edge faculty research taking place at Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Topics include Egyptian archaeology, African American authors, filmmaking, and sociological studies.

Life Sentences: A Conference on Incarceration and the Humanities – 11/9-10

Please join us November 9 and 10 for a conference on incarceration and the humanities that will explore the impact of incarceration on the world of ideas, through special attention to film, history, and qualitative methods. View the conference schedule. Registration is now closed. If you would like information about future events, please email

2018 JHU/AIAR Undergraduate Archaeological Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins University Albright Institute Undergraduate Archaeological Fellowship provides funding for a Johns Hopkins University undergraduate student to participate in an Albright Institute archaeological field school in Israel as well as a one month internship at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Applicants must be enrolled at Johns Hopkins University and participate […]

How Chester B. Himes Became the Rage in Harlem, and Beyond

From The New York Times book review. In a 1942 essay for Opportunity, the journal of the Urban League, the novelist Chester B. Himes warned his readers, “The character of this writer is vulnerable, open to attack, easy to be smeared.” Lawrence P. Jackson’s captivating biography of Himes confirms this appraisal, as Himes is far […]

Johns Hopkins and CCBC receive $1.7M from Mellon Foundation to support humanities education

From The Hub: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a combined $1.725 million to Johns Hopkins University and the Community College of Baltimore County to support collaborations between the two institutions on humanities curriculum and pedagogy. The two schools will partner to implement a new initiative called Humanities for All, designed to inspire students […]

Student-run online medical journal earns funding in online voting

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From The Hub: Five proposals submitted this spring to Johns Hopkins’ Idea Lab crowdsourcing website will receive funding by virtue of garnering the most support in online voting. In its third year, the Idea Lab offered three areas in which ideas were welcome from the Johns Hopkins community: The Ten by Twenty Challenge to support individual […]

Call for Papers: Print Culture Master Class

The intensive and interdisciplinary one-week Print Culture Master Class will take place August 21-25, 2017, in Baltimore and Washington, DC, and is open to students currently enrolled at that time in a humanities PhD program at JHU.

Textual scholar Stephen Nichols makes the case for digitizing manuscripts

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From The Hub: Call it the Villon epiphany. François Villon was a 15th-century French poet. His work has been passed down in many hand-scribed manuscripts, but none of them are originals in the author’s hand. On an autumn day in 1980, Stephen Nichols was in Paris studying different parchment manuscripts of the poet’s Le Testament. […]