News & Events Archive


Students Spend Fall Break Day Visiting Philly Museums

Students Spend Fall Break Day Visiting Philly Museums
M&S and the Department of the History of Science, Medicine and Technology invited undergraduate and graduate students to visit the Mütter Museum and talk with Curator Anna N. Dhody and Director Robert Hicks about their latest exhibition Spit Spreads Death. Students also lunched with curatorial fellows from the American Philosophical Society and toured the museum’s exhibition Mapping […]


Why put a museum in a book? Talk at the Virginia Stern Book Center

Paula Findlen, Stanford University, shares her most recent investigation of Ferrante Imperato’s Cabinet of Natural History in 16th-Century Naples. Talk is Tuesday, September 17, 5:15pm in the Macksey Seminar Room of the Brody Learning Commons. Co-sponsored by the Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe.


M&S Welcome Brunch

Museums & Society will be hosting a brunch to welcome everyone back for the Fall 2019 semester! Also, please keep your eyes peeled for news of our upcoming workshop on provenance research and for our October trip to Philadelphia Museums!


Julia Zimmerman wins the President’s Commendation for Achievement in the Arts

Congratulations to M&S minor, and graduating senior, Julia Zimmerman on receiving the President’s Commendation for Achievement in the Arts which recognizes students in KSAS, the School of Engineering, and the Peabody Conservatory who made outstanding contributions in service to the arts! Julia has been active in the arts both on and off campus and, in […]


May 5: Artist Talk with Kiana Beckmen

May 5: Artist Talk with Kiana Beckmen
“Artist Talk with Kiana Beckmen” May 5, 2019 2:00pm Gilman 119 Human vs Infinity is an artist’s book that retells the story of the planet’s spiritual history from the Big Bang to the present. It engages with religious artifacts, symbols, and archaeological sites, negotiating a history which is both personal and global in an idiosyncratic […]


Finkelstein named new Evergreen Museum curator and director

Finkelstein named new Evergreen Museum curator and director
Lori Finkelstein, a museum educator who most recently worked at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, has been appointed the new director and curator of Evergreen Museum and Library. Dr. Finkelstein has taught three Museums & Society courses over the years (AS.389.372 Zoos as Community Institutions, in Spring 2016 and Spring 2017, and AS.389.364 History of […]


Housing Our Story project featured in The Chronicle

The Housing Our Story project, run by principle investigators Jennifer Kingsley (Museums & Society Program), Shani Mott (Center for Africana Studies), and N.D.B. Connolly (History Department), was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s article titled, “Whose History? Scholars and Students Attempt to Correct Years of Archival Neglect at Johns Hopkins.” The project engages […]


‘Sweat’ and Why We Work

‘Sweat’ and Why We Work
Check out the play Sweat at Everyman Theatre and see a small satellite exhibition of Why We Work from the Baltimore Museum of Industry! Sweat is an award winning drama about race, community, and economic struggle in working-class America. It will be running until November 25th at Everyman Theatre. Why We Work is a student created […]


October 24: Kamau Ware’s Origin Stories

October 24: Kamau Ware’s Origin Stories
JHU’s Program in Museums and Society presents Kamau Ware’s Origin Stories Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6:30-7:30pm Charles Commons, East Room #304 (Please use the 33rd St. entrance) Artist and Historian Kamau Ware is the creator of the Black Gotham Experience, an immersive visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City. Established in […]