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Professor Jackson nominated for MWA Edgar Award

Lawrence Jackson

Congratulations to Professor Lawrence Jackson on your Edgar Award nomination, from the Mystery Writers of America, in the Best Critical/Biographical category for your book Chester B. Himes: A Biography!

Professor Jackson longlisted for PEN America Literary Award

Lawrence Jackson

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson’s biography of American author Chester Himes has been included in the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards Longlist. The PEN America Literary Awards have honored the most outstanding voices in literature since 1963, conferring more than 20 distinct awards, fellowships, grants, and prizes each year. The PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for biography, […]

Professor Jones Featured in the Washington Post

Recent comments made by President Trump, during a ceremony honoring Native American code-talkers, are put into historical perspective in the Washington Post article, “Why calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ is a slur against all mixed-race Americans,” by Professor Martha S. Jones.

Congratulations to John Marshall

Congratulations to Professor John Marshall on being elected an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University for the 2018 Lent and Easter terms!

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 […]

Lawrence Jackson’s Chester B. Himes Receives Glowing New York Times Review

Chester Himes book cover

In the book review, the New York Times declares Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson’s research “unimpeachable.” Chester B. Himes: A Biography is “neatly written and accessible, without cheap tricks to build suspense or sway readers’ opinions.”

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.