News & Events Archive


Hopkins Professor on What to Read for Understanding Trumpism

This course, assembled by historians N. D. B. Connolly and Keisha N. Blain, includes suggested readings and other resources from more than one hundred scholars in a variety of disciplines. The course explores Donald Trump’s rise as a product of the American lineage of racism, sexism, nativism, and imperialism. It offers an introduction to the deep currents of American political culture that produced what many simply call “Trumpism”: personal and political gain marred by intolerance, derived from wealth, and rooted in the history of segregation, sexism, and exploitation.


Digital Humanities in Focus: The Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe

November 17, 2016, 5:00 p.m. - Gilman Hall 50, Homewood Campus The Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe presents Anthony Grafton of Princeton University to discuss "Life in the Margins: Discovering the History of Reading in Early Modern Europe", Earle Havens of Johns Hopkins University to discuss "The Archaeology of the Archaeology of Reading: Digging into Marginalia Data", and Christopher Geekie of Johns Hopkins University to discuss "Literature at the Margins: Gabriel Harvey and Rabelais". This event is co-sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute.


A Reading and Conversation with Acclaimed Novelist Henrietta Rose-Innes

November 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m. - The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209 The Ivy Bookshop, in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins University Alexander Grass Humanities Institute and Department of English, announces a reading and conversation with the acclaimed South African novelist Henrietta Rose-Innes. Rose-Innes will read from the U.S. edition of her award-winning third novel "Nineveh," forthcoming from Unnamed Press. In addition to having won the Caine Prize in 2008, she is the author of four novels and a short story collection. Rose-Innes is now among the most innovative and topical young literary voices in the UK, where she is completing a Creative Writing PhD at the University of East Anglia.


How to Travel Without Seeing

November 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - Bird in Hand, 9 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute and PLAS present Andrés Neuman, who will lead a discussion about his latest work. Eye-opening and charmingly offbeat, "How to Travel without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America" is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of the Americas.


Critical Climate Thinking Lecture Series: November 10

November 10, 2016, 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - Gilman 138D, Homewood Campus The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute presents Jason Wirth, Professor of Philosophy and Associate Professor of Film Studies at Seattle University, who will discuss, “Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth: Reading Gary Snyder and Dōgen in an Age of Ecological Crisis.”


The Destruction of Memory

November 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - Hodson Hall, Room 110, Homewood Campus The Program in Museums and Society presents a film screening, The Destruction of Memory. Based on the book by Robert Bevan, this documentary film investigates the war against culture and the ongoing battle to save it. Q&A with director/producer Tim Slade following the screening. Co-sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute. This event is free and open to the public.


Philosophy students tell us why they love their major

Philosophy students tell us why they love their major
From the Fall 2016 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine: Students tell us why they love their major, in three sentences or less. “The most important lessons I have learned from […]