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80s pop icon Thomas Dolby, Homewood Professor of the Arts, talks about the future of sound

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 […]


The Johns Hopkins University Albright Institute Undergraduate Archaeological Fellowship

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.


Critical Climate Thinking Lecture Series

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.


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.


Near Eastern Studies faculty member Michael Harrower and students conduct research in Ethiopia

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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: […]


Film & Media Studies program becomes national contender among film schools

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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 […]


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.