News & Announcements Archive


The Promise and Peril of Academia Wading into Twitter

History professors Martha Jones and Jessica Johnson discuss, in a recent Hub article, the pros and cons of the platform Twitter and its use as a means of engaging the public and sharing research.


Housing Our Story project featured in The Chronicle

The Housing Our Story project, run by principle investigators Jennifer Kingsley (Museums & Society Program), Shani Mott (Center for Africana Studies), and N.D.B. Connolly (History Department), was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s article titled, “Whose History? Scholars and Students Attempt to Correct Years of Archival Neglect at Johns Hopkins.” The project engages […]


March 12: Book talk and signing with professor emeritus Mary Ryan

History professor emeritus Mary Ryan will be giving a talk on her latest book, Taking the Land to Make the City: A Bicoastal History of North America, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:00-7:30pm, at the George Peabody Library (Peabody Institute, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202). The event is free but registration is required. […]


Prof. Meyer-Fong quoted in Caixin

In January 2019, Prof. Tobie Meyer-Fong was quoted in the article, “The Latest Hot Celebrity Endorsement” Chinese Imperial History.”


January 24 & 25: “Breaking Boundaries, Created Spaces”

Breaking Boundaries, Created Spaces January 24th (5-7pm, Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theater) and January 25th (10am-5pm, Lauinger Library, Murray Room, 5th Floor) Georgetown University This free conference considers how black cultural production, expression, criticism, activist work, and scholarship engage the built environment and spatial configurations. [Sponsored by Georgetown University’s Departments of African American Studies […]


January 17: “In the Name of the Father: George Washington and American Identity”

Exhibition talk: In the Name of the Father: George Washington and American Identity January 17, 2019, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Location: Homewood Museum Price: $10 public; free for members and Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students Purchase Tickets Seating is limited and advance registration is requested: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability. […]


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.