The 2017 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts will be held October 19-21 on the JHU Homewood campus. Panel and paper proposals are due by May 15, 2017 and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
News & Events Archive
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.
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. […]
Read about Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s fantastic presentation of his memoir, ‘Undocumented’, which took place on March 29th in Shriver Hall on JHU’s Homewood campus.
This morning, President Trump released a budget blueprint that calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities...
From The Hub: Bernadette Wegenstein, a Johns Hopkins professor of media studies and filmmaker, recalls working on her new documentary, The Good Breast, and feeling a bit hesitant to put too much of herself into the film. Yes, her voice is heard asking questions, since she’s the director. And her considerable research shaped The Good Breast, which is […]
From The Hub: Katherine Robinson uses three different translation dictionaries in her work, but she isn’t learning a new language. She’s learning a very, very old language—Middle Welsh, which predates the language of Shakespeare by centuries. Robinson has been familiarizing herself with the medieval language as part of the prep work for her dissertation research, which she’ll undertake […]
The Chronicle of Higher Education has just published an essay by Rens Bod highlighting the History of the Humanities as a new field (as well as The Making of the Humanities V conference which was held at JHU).
From The Hub: For writer and historian Lawrence Jackson, joining Johns Hopkins University was an appealing homecoming for several reasons. Beyond the emotional resonance of Baltimore—Jackson grew up here, still has family here, and has written frequently about the city—there’s the academic proximity to the roots of many research topics that intrigue him, including the histories of […]
From The Hub: Johns Hopkins University historian N.D.B. Connolly will soon become a co-host of the national radio program and podcast BackStory with the American History Guys. BackStory brings historical perspective to current events. Connolly joins the program, which airs on dozens of stations nationwide, including D.C.’s WAMU, beginning Feb. 3. He joins co-hosts Ed Ayers, […]