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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 […]

2017 Mellon-CLIR Fellowship

Congratulations to History graduate student, Tara Tran–recipient of a 2017 Mellon-CLIR Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. Congrats, Tara!

Call for Papers: “Spain and the American Revolution” Conference (June 2018)

Call for Papers The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Ninth Annual Conference on the American Revolution Spain and the American Revolution The Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland June 8-10, 2018 The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invite proposals for papers to be presented at the Ninth SAR Annual Conference on the American Revolution. […]

‘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 […]