News & Announcements Archive

Newby awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship

Newby awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship

Congratulations to Jessica Newby for receiving a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship (DIF) to support her project, Kinship in Motion: Women & Slavery in 18th Century Rural Jamaica!!! Jessica is one […]

Opening of exhibit “‘Revolution in our Lifetime’: The Black Panther Party and Political Organizing in Baltimore, 1968-1974”

Opening of exhibit “‘Revolution in our Lifetime’: The Black Panther Party and Political Organizing in Baltimore, 1968-1974”

Congratulations to Victoria Harms and Stuart Schrader on the record-setting opening of their exhibition “‘Revolution in Our Lifetime’: The Black Panther Party and Political Organizing in Baltimore, 1968-1974″ at the […]

Undergraduates Gallito and St. Clair Publish in the Vanderbilt Historical Review

Undergraduates Gallito and St. Clair Publish in the Vanderbilt Historical Review

Congratulations to history majors Hilary Gallito and Contessa St. Clair were who recently published in Issue VIII, the Fall 2023-Spring 2024 issue, of the Vanderbilt Historical Review! Their articles:“The “Poet’s […]

Who Owns Black Data Conference

Who Owns Black Data Conference

The Who Owns Black Data conference, held on March 28-29, 2024, by the Black Beyond Data Ecosystem at Johns Hopkins and Morgan State Universities, was a historic convening will gather […]

Esteemed Black Studies scholar Shani Mott dies at 47

Esteemed Black Studies scholar Shani Mott dies at 47

Shani Tahir Mott, lecturer in the Center for Africana Studies and Department of History at Johns Hopkins University, died of cancer on March 12, four days before her 48th birthday.

Renowned historian Richard A. Goldthwaite dies at 90

Renowned historian Richard A. Goldthwaite dies at 90

Richard A. Goldthwaite, a renowned historian specializing in the economic and social history of Renaissance Florence, died March 4 in Italy at the age of 90.

Hyman named Dorothy Ross Professor of Political Economy in History

Hyman named Dorothy Ross Professor of Political Economy in History

The department celebrated the installation of Louis R. Hyman as the inaugural Dorothy Ross Professor of Political Economy in History with a lunch on February 22.  Professors Ross and Hyman […]

Prof. Louis Hyman and Dr. Sam Backer awarded AI-Informed Discovery and Inquiry Seed Grant

Prof. Louis Hyman and Dr. Sam Backer awarded AI-Informed Discovery and Inquiry Seed Grant

Congratulations to Prof. Louis Hyman and alumnus Dr. Sam Backer–and their co-PI Jeremy Alan Greene–for being among the winners of the inaugural AI-informed discovery and inquiry seed grant competition from […]

Study Abroad Fair & Hopkins summer abroad: “Sports – A Force for Good?”

Study Abroad Fair & Hopkins summer abroad: “Sports – A Force for Good?”

With the XXXIII Summer Olympics in Paris and the men’s UEFA Euro cup in Germany around the corner, 2024 promises to be a big year in sports. We will use […]

In Memoriam: Professor J. G. A. Pocock

In Memoriam: Professor J. G. A. Pocock

Professor J.G.A. Pocock, one of this Department’s most distinguished members, has passed away peacefully and surrounded by his sons Hugh and Stephen, his daughter-in-law Jill, and by two of his […]