News & Events Archive


Conversations with the Carrolls

Conversations with the Carrolls
Conversations with the Carrolls, a student-run living history performance at the Homewood Museum, tells the story of the Carroll family and their slaves who lived in the house in the 1800s. Performance dates and times: 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2 p.m. with a talkback afterward, […]


A Sense of Place

Congratulations to M&S Program director, Elizabeth Rodini, for her article, “A sense of place: Rethinking a bucolic landscape,” in the December 2015 edition of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) magazine! Her article describes the close relationships that have formed between the students, faculty, and the Homewood Museum through academic projects which focus on uncovering […]


2016 JHU Summer Abroad: London and Cambridge!

“London: Art, History, and Culture in Context” English Museums & Libraries from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era 2016 JHU Summer Abroad with instructor Earle Havens This course will involve behind-the-scenes tours with the instructor and curators of the major art, science, and cultural museums, palaces, and historic rare book and manuscript libraries, as […]


M&S Announces Call for Papers

M&S is planning a panel addressing the role museums have played in the formation of academic disciplines for submission to The Making of the Humanities conference to be held at JHU Oct. 5-7, 2016.  Submissions are due April 1.


February 2: Stephen Bury Lecture

February 2: Stephen Bury Lecture
“Gaining/Losing Control: The Artist and the Book Format” with Stephen Bury Early 20th-century avant-garde artists experimenting with the artist book and livre d’artiste sought to assert their control of the final appearance of the book. But in the 1960s, re-envisioning the book as a democratic multiple, conceptual artists began to surrender that control to the […]


January 29: Museums Now Panel Discussion

Why create a museum today? What are museums good for, now? Where are museums going? Join us for a panel discussion with the founders of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, “M” Museum in New York, the Contemporary in Baltimore, and the American Writers Museum in Chicago. Friday, January 29, 2016 Gilman 50 2:00pm-4:00pm [Presented […]


Exploring the Museum: All About Things

Exploring the Museum: All About Things
Join us for the Opening Reception of Exploring the Museum: All About Things on December 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Evergreen Museum & Library.


Characterizing a Recreation of Ancient Attic Red-Figure Ceramics

Congratulations to Travis Schmauss, Evan Krumheuer and Streit Cunningham on their poster, "Characterizing a Recreation of Ancient Attic Red-Figure Ceramics." Their analytical work for Dr. Patricia McGuiggan's "Materials Characterization" class not only shows their research prowess, but also moves along the bigger project begun in Spring 2015.


Archaeology Magazine: “Experiential Archaeology Class Recreates Ancient Ceramics”

Archaeology Magazine: “Experiential Archaeology Class Recreates Ancient Ceramics”
Featured, on October 7, 2015, on the homepage of Archaeology Magazine, the Museums and Society’s Spring 2015 course makes headlines once again! In Spring 2015, Sanchita Balachandran, the Archaeological Museum’s Curator/Conservator, taught an interactive, hands on course titled Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics (AS.389.335). In collaboration with expert ceramics artists, including Matthew Hyleck and Cami Ascher at […]


October 20: Haidy Geismar Lecture

October 20: Haidy Geismar Lecture
Dr. Haidy Geismar explores some of the tensions that digital processing introduces to our understanding of photography by focusing on several attempts to create various kinds of digital images of a beautiful Māori cloak from New Zealand in the UCL Ethnography Collections. Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:15 p.m. 308 Gilman Hall Dr. Haidy Geismar Department of […]