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A recording of our 2022 Macksey Lecture ft. Judith Butler is available now!

Judith Butler delivers a talk entitled, “Endangered Scholarship, Academic Freedom, and the Life of Critique”

“Humanities and the Search for Truth”

From The SNF Agora Institute’s Youtube / Published 2/11/22 Dean Celenza, author of the new book, The Italian Renaissance and the Origins of the Modern Humanities: An Intellectual History, 1400–1800, […]


Watch the video replay of “Is the Supreme Court Still the Bastion of U.S. Democracy?” Moderated by William Egginton, Director of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute. This talk featured Joey […]

AGHI Welcomes Associate Director Virginia Jewiss


Virginia Jewiss has been appointed Associate Director of AGHI and Senior Lecturer in the Humanities. She joins Hopkins from Yale, where she served for many years as Assistant to the […]

Lending a Helping Hand


From the Hub: Jacob deNobel / Published Feb 8 As families struggle due to the coronavirus pandemic, Hopkins Professor Adam Sheingate delivers meals to Baltimore families in need.

The Enduring Value Of An English Degree

From the Hub: Despite a struggling labor market and emerging technologies that emphasize the importance of STEM fields, an English degree is as useful as ever, says JHU Professor Mark […]

The family that reads together

Nathan Connolly with his wife, Hopkins instructor Shani Mott, and children—London, 13, Clarke, 10, and Elijah, 7

From The Hub: Through their new YouTube series ‘Storytime with Dr. Connolly,’ instructors Nathan Connolly and Shani Mott hope to bring a celebration of Africana history to the next generation […]

Humanities as Essential Services

In times of crisis, when we face complex challenges like global pandemics, we need a collaborative response that transcends disciplinary boundaries and offers novel approaches to vexing problems. In the current moment, biologists, engineers and others in fields with established pipelines for translational research have sprung into action, working together to create life-saving diagnostics and...

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 […]

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.