News & Events Archive


Media studies professor produces film that explores various aspects of breast cancer

the good breast
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 […]


Writing Seminars alumna wins prestigious award to study poet Ted Hughes

Katherine Robinson
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 […]


How a New Field Could Help Save the Humanities

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).


Lawrence Jackson joins English and History departments as Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Lawrence Jackson
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 […]


History professor Nathan Connolly takes his expertise to the air waves

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, […]


Call For Papers: Society for Philosophy and Psychology

Wednesday, June 28 - Saturday, July 1, 2017 Johns Hopkins University Submission Deadline: February 10, 2017 Please submit an abstract of no more than 1500 words. Submissions are refereed and selected on the basis of quality and relevance to philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science. They must be written in a format appropriate for anonymous review and employ gender-neutral language. Individual authors may submit only one abstract as first author, though they may be co-authors on other submissions. All submissions will be considered for oral or poster presentation. Click above headline to read more. Co-sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute