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2018 SAR Annual Conference on the American Revolution

2018 Annual Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Conference on “Spain and the American Revolution” June 8-10, 2018 Gilman Hall, Room 50 JHU Homewood Campus Please see the conference program for more information.


Professor Jackson’s Chester B. Himes wins 2018 Edgar Award

Lawrence Jackson

Congratulations to Professor Lawrence Jackson on winning the Mystery Writers of America 2018 Edgar Award in the ‘Best Critical/Biographical’ category for his book Chester B. Himes: A Biography! Chester B. Himes has also won the ‘Best Book’ category for the 2018 Best of Baltimore and the 2018 Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s Literary Award […]


WYPR Interview Discussing Black Womanhood Course

Professors Martha Jones and Jessica Johnson were recently interviewed by WYPR to discuss their graduate course Black Womanhood, its publicly available online syllabus, and why ‘access to knowledge can be so powerful and how online engagement affects curriculum.’ Listen to their interview here: “Knowledge is Access“


Prof. Jones in the CHE “The Awakening” issue

In a recent issue from the Chronicle of Higher Education, “The Awakening: Women and Power in the Academy,” Professor Martha Jones contributed a piece titled, “‘I Had a Dream About You Last Night – a Sexual Dream’: Women Have Heard It All.” From the CHE issue: “When it comes to silencing women,” writes Mary Beard, “Western […]


Black Womanhood Course Syllabus featured on CHE

The course syllabus, for Spring 2018 graduate course Black Womanhood, was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The course instructors, Professors Martha Jones and Jessica Johnson, discuss sharing the course syllabus publicly and the results of reaching out to broader audiences.


March 29: Decolonizing History Panel

Jessica Marie Johnson joins Anjali Arondekar and Tatiana Seijas on the work of decolonizing history. For slavery studies, engagements with the geopolitical have robustly shifted the angles through which the field might begin to imagine collusions, collaborations and conversations with regions of the world. Historians, in particular, have contributed to our understanding of the forces at […]


“Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black” AADHum Conference

Prof. Johnson will be one of two keynote speakers at the “Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black” conference, at the University of Maryland, October 18-20, 2018. The deadline for proposals is Monday, April 9, 2018. Please see the link for more information on proposal submissions. What happens to digital humanities inquiry when we begin with Black culture, […]


A Legacy of Black Women in the White House

Prof. Martha Jones’ recent op-ed piece in The Washington Post discusses the official portrait of Michelle Obama and the history, legacy, and representation of black women in the White House. You can read more about her article at The Hub.