News & Announcements Archive


2019 Ditz Prize Winner

Congratulations to Morgan Shahan on winning the Toby Ditz Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching for her Fall 2017 Dean’s Teaching Fellowship course AS.100.328 Caged America: Policing, Confinement, and Criminality in the “Land of the Free.” In addition to the importance of her scholarship, Toby Ditz was a remarkable mentor and teacher, deeply committed […]


2019 Butler Prize Winner

Congratulations to Dominique Hazzard on winning the 2019 Butler Prize for her first year paper titled, “”Consumer Action”: The District of Columbia’s 1968 Unrest in Context.” The Butler Prize is awarded annually to the best paper written by a first-year student. Each year the chair of the department appoints a faculty committee to select the […]


Prof. Burgin receives Faculty Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award

Angus Burgin
Congratulations to Professor Angus Burgin, the History Department’s Director of Graduate Studies, on winning this year’s KSAS Faculty Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award! This award is given to a faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences who demonstrates excellence in teaching and mentoring of graduate students. Below are quotes from students who […]


Congratulations, Gregory Smaldone!

Congratulations to History PhD candidate, Gregory Smaldone, who won the Spring 2019 Research Paper Prize from The Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe for his paper entitled, “Rehearsing Revolution: Jacques Necker, Financial Reporting, and Political Culture in Pre-Revolutionary France.” Congrats, Gregory!


Prof. Lester interviews on the Religious Artifacts at Notre Dame Cathedral

Professor Anne Lester was interviewed recently regarding the religious artifacts that were saved from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France after it suffered a devastating fire on April 15, 2019. Watch her interview on MSNBC or read the transcripts of another interview, on Notre Dame Cathedral, at CNN.


Fulbright recipients abroad enjoy diverse learning, teaching, and cultural experiences

Mallika Iyer, a recent graduate (’18) of JHU, in the history and public health departments, was highlighted in a recent Hub article where she discusses her current work through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program. Since graduating from JHU, and through her Fulbright, she has been teaching English grammar and conversation skills to high school […]


Prof. William Rowe elected, among five at JHU, to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to Professor William Rowe, an expert in Chinese History from the 14th-20th centuries, on being selected for membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences! Professor Rowe is among four other faculty, from Johns Hopkins University, to have been elected this year. The other recipients from JHU are: ┬áRachel Green, a Bloomberg Distinguished […]


Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Congratulations to Prof. Jackson who has been named, alongside Prof. Matthew Porterfield, as a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, a prestigious distinction that recognizes achievements and exceptional promise. They are among a group of 168 scholars, artists, and writers selected from nearly 3,000 applicants. Since its founding, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted more than $360 million in […]


Prof. Jones receives 2019 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award

Congratulations to Prof. Martha Jones on receiving the prestigious 2019 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award from the Organization of American Historians! OAH gives the award, annually, for the best book on the civil rights from the beginnings of the nation to the present. Prof. Jones was presented the award on April 5, 2019 for her book […]


April 9-10: Black Code Studies: a Digital Toolkit Luncheon with Prof. Johnson

Prof. Jessica Johnson will be presenting, as a Distinguished Digital Humanist, at the University of Rochester, New York, April 9-10, 2019. April 9th 12:00-1:30pm, Humanities Center, Room D “Black Code Studies” A Digital Toolkit Luncheon 5:00-6:00pm, Welles Brown Room “Constellation Noire: Scrying Diasporic Futures in Plain Text” Keynote Address April 10th 12:00-1:30pm, Rossel Hop Robbins […]