News & Announcements Archive

‘National Geographic’ gives best-of-year nod to JHU historian

Prof. Nathan Connolly helped digitize records of redlining in Mapping Inequality, an interactive database that allows users to search hundreds of maps and documents that contributed to housing discrimination beginning in the 1930s.


Prof. Connolly to co-host ‘Backstory with the American History Guys’

N.D.B. Connolly will soon become a co-host of the national radio program and podcast BackStory with the American History Guys which brings historical perspective to current events. You can read more about BackStory at The Hub, VFH News, and the BackStory Radio’s website.


Congratulations to Sara Berry

The History Department congratulates Sara Berry, who has been honored with the 2016 Distinguished Africanist Award from the African Studies Association for a “lifetime of distinguished contributions to African Studies”. Congratulations, Sara!


Congratulations to Franklin Knight, Gabe Paquette, Tamer el-Leithy, and Richard Kagan

The History Department extends its congratulations to Franklin Knight, Gabe Paquette, Tamer el-Leithy, and Richard Kagan: To Franklin Knight, who has just been awarded the Premio Internacional prize from the Fundación Fernando Ortiz, one of Cuba’s leading cultural institutions, in recognition of his work on African American studies and slavery. To Gabe Paquette, who has just been named […]


‘Report on the Agrarian Law’ (1795) and Other Writings

Report on the Agrarian Law book cover

‘Report on the Agrarian Law’ (1795) and Other Writings is the first modern English translation of perhaps the greatest work of the Spanish Enlightenment, Gaspar Melchor sobre Jovellanos’s ‘Informe sobre la Ley Agraria’ (1795). A major work of political economy and a beautifully crafted philosophical history of Spain s political development until the eighteenth century, […]


“Thinking Through Things in Qing China” Workshop

Professor Tobie Meyer-Fong will be running a workshop addressing issues related to material culture in Qing China at Johns Hopkins University, September 22-23, 2016, titled “Thinking Through Things in Qing China.” Workshop participants will consider special and everyday engagement with objects (via consumption, production, possession) by way of topics including, but by no means limited to, […]


ACLS/Luce Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to alumna Ting Zhang (Assistant Professor at University of Maryland, College Park) for receiving an ACLS/Luce Post-Doctoral Fellowship in China Studies!


2015-16 Kouguell and Butler Prize Winners

Congratulations to History graduate student, Joe Wallace, winner of this year’s Butler Prize for best first year paper, for “TOO BIG TO GAOL: Insolvent Debtors on the Move in Maryland, 1786—1805”; and undergraduate History major, Anna Davis, winner of this year’s Kouguell Prize for best undergraduate thesis, for “Instrument of Empire: Logwood and the Making […]