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Students from the Program for Museums and Society help plan a unique exhibition

Students from the Program for Museums and Society help plan a unique exhibition
From the Spring 2016 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine: Sometimes, as 11 undergraduates learned during the spring semester, the most interesting thing about a book is not the words it contains, but the actual book itself. When, exactly, is an object a book, and when is it not? How does the physical book relate to […]


A conversation with Professor Bill Egginton about the complexities of Don Quixote

A conversation with Professor Bill Egginton about the complexities of <em>Don Quixote</em>
From the Spring 2016 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine: William Egginton says he isn’t tilting at windmills when contending that the conventional wisdom about Don Quixote doesn’t even scrape the surface of Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century masterpiece. “People think it’s about idealism or windmills, or it’s a work of satire,” says Egginton, the Andrew W. […]


The Hopkins Review quietly becomes a force among university literary magazines

<em>The Hopkins Review</em> quietly becomes a force among university literary magazines
From the Spring 2016 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine: It takes a certain amount of courage to publish a serious, print-based literary magazine these days. Readers have too many claims on their increasingly fragmented attention, and anyone with access to a computer or a smartphone can publish his or her work online as soon as […]


Johns Hopkins establishes Humanities Institute

Philanthropist Elizabeth Grass Weese and her brother, Roger Grass, have committed $10 million to advance humanities scholarship and teaching at the Johns Hopkins University and to promote literature, art, philosophy, history, and other cultural studies in Baltimore and the wider community. Their gift, through the Alexander Grass Foundation, is the largest ever to Johns Hopkins exclusively for the support of the humanities.