From the Winter 2016 edition of Johns Hopkins Magazine: Two decades before the Oculus Rift became the first sophisticated and relatively affordable virtual reality headset to hit the market, Thomas Dolby created “The Virtual String Quartet.” As part of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Virtual Reality: An Emerging Medium series, Dolby had museumgoers don VR headsets […]
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The JHU/AIAR 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 in the fellowship before their graduation date. Deadline to apply is December 18, 2016. Click above to read more.
The John W. Kluge Center brings together scholars and researchers from around the world to stimulate and energize one another, to distill wisdom from the Library's rich resources, and to interact with policymakers and the public. To learn more about the John W. Kluge Center and fellowship opportunities, click above.
December 2, 2016, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Gilman 130D - Homewood Campus The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute presents Sonya Posmentier, Assistant Professor of English at NYU, who will discuss "Creative Time: Black Reconstruction and the Anthropocene". Lecture series co-organized by Rochelle Tobias (GRLL), Naveeda Khan (Anthropology), and Deborah Poole (Anthropology) and co-sponsored by E2SHI, Anthropology, GRLL, CAMS, and Africana Studies.
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.
Click above to view reports and photos from the Making of the Humanities Conference V, which took place on the JHU Homewood campus October 5-7, 2016.
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.
From the Fall 2016 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine: How do you uncover an ancient city? Just ask Michael Harrower, assistant professor of Near Eastern studies. In 2009, he traveled to northern Ethiopia and started exploring and talking to the locals. He was led to a prominent hill and immediately realized it was an archaeological treasure: […]
From the Fall 2016 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine: When Linda DeLibero began teaching in Johns Hopkins’ Program in Film and Media Studies (FMS) in the late 1990s, the program consisted of a desk in the English department on the first floor of Gilman Hall, three faculty members, and roughly a dozen students. No class was complete without an unwieldy […]
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.