News & Announcements Archive


Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson to deliver keynote at the 2018 African American Digital Humanities Conference

The AADHum Initiative at the University of Maryland is proud to invite scholars, researchers, teachers, professionals, activists, and community members to its first national conference, Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black. The conference will be held at the UMD campus in College Park, Maryland, on October 18-20, 2018. What happens to digital humanities inquiry when we begin with Black […]


Johnson Launches Fall 2018 Sex & Slavery Lab

The Sex and Slavery Lab launched for fall 2018 with its first speaker, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens (Queens College, City University of New York. Cooper Owens visited campus September 18-20th as a guest of the Sex and Slavery Lab and the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. Dr. Deirdre Cooper is the author […]


Prof. Jackson to Present at National Book Festival

Lawrence Jackson

Come see Prof. Lawrence Jackson at the National Book Festival on Saturday, September 1, 2018! Presentation: 3-3:45pm Book Signing: 4:30-5:30pm Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC Prof. Jackson is the award-winning author of “Chester B. Himes: A Biography.” For more information about the National Book festival, please see their website.


Birthright Citizens

Prof. Martha Jones new book, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, will be available in print edition this weekend! She was recently interviewed by the New York Times in an article titled, “The History Behind the Birthright Citizens Battle” where she discussed how the 19th-century drive for African-American citizenship connects with today’s immigration […]


Historical Narrative: Does it work?

Professor Nathan Connolly was recently interviewed for the second episode of the podcast, The Known World, where he discusses “fashioning narratives out of historical events—what is gained and what is lost in approaching history as story.” Listen to the podcast or read the excerpt from the following links. Podcast: The Known World – Stories in Past […]


Through a New Lens

JHU historians weigh in on “uncovering new understandings, not only about historic topics such as slavery, but also about more contemporary issues such as redlining, incarceration, and the Black Lives Matter movement” in the article “Through a New Lens” featured in the Spring 2018 issue of the JHU Arts & Sciences Magazine. “Through a New […]


Washington Post article by Prof. Jones Published

Read the latest Washington Post article by Professor Martha Jones titled, “Trump said protesting NFL players ‘shouldn’t be in this country.’ We should take him seriously.”


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 […]