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Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) Winner

Congratulations to Juliann Susas, undergraduate junior double major in International Studies and History, on winning the 2017 undergraduate level ALBA’s George Watt essay contest for her essay, “Spanish Civil War Music: A Crescendo of Ideological Disjuncture.” Congrats, Juliann!


JHU Berman Institute’s Practical Ethics Grant

Drs. Nathan Connolly (History), Jennifer Kingsley (Museums and Society) and Shani Mott (Africana Studies) have been awarded funding from the JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics program for their project Housing Our Story: Towards Archival Justice for Black Baltimore. The project engages in the practical ethics of building an archive about African-American staff and contract workers at […]


Professor Connolly Featured in The Washington Post

Professor Nathan Connolly puts the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in historical perspective in an editorial published by The Washington Post. His commentary argues that liberalism alone cannot defeat white supremacy in the United States. History shows that active resistance and anti-racist institution building have always been essential to the struggle for equality. (Read more […]


Prof. Balz featured on the BBC Podcast The Inquiry

Professor Hanno Balz was recently featured, as a guest historian, on part one of the June 8th episode of the BBC Podcast The Inquiry titled, “How Do You Report Terrorism?” where he discusses the media impact of terrorism in relation to the Red Army Faction in 1970s Germany.


The History Department Welcomes Martha Jones

The Department of History is pleased to announce that Martha Jones has just joined the Department as The Society of Black Alumni Professor of History. Professor Jones was formerly Presidential Bicentennial Professor and Arthur Thurnau Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Professor Jones is the author of All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African […]


Krieger Diversity Award Winner

Congratulations to History graduate student, Mo Speller, on winning a Krieger Diversity Recognition Award granted by the university’s Diversity Leadership Council! Mo won an Individual Award for his tireless work to create a more diverse, equitable university through service, teaching, and research. Mo spearheaded the creation of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Graduate Student Group […]


Emily Sneff , Class of ’12, featured in the New York Times

Read about the important discovery made by alumna Emily Sneff as project manager with Harvard’s Declaration Resources Project. Emily, who majored in History, wrote her senior thesis on Sir John Sloane’s ‘Nicknackatory’ and worked at the American Philosophical Society Museum before moving to Harvard. Congratulations, Emily!


The Early Modern Hispanic World: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches

The Early Modern Hispanic World book cover

Iberia stands at the center of key trends in Atlantic and world histories, largely because Portugal and Spain were the first European kingdoms to ‘go global’. The Early Modern Hispanic World engages with new ways of thinking about the early modern Hispanic past, as a field of study that has grown exponentially in recent years. […]


History Alumna receives Carlton C. Qualey Memorial Article Award

Congratulations to alumna, Krystyn Moon, Associate Professor of History at the University of Mary Washington–and recipient of the Carlton C. Qualey Memorial Article Award for the best article in the Journal of American Ethnic History in the past 2 years. The article is titled, “The Alexandria YWCA, Race, and Urban (and Ethnic) Revival: The Scottish […]