News & Announcements Archive


AADHum Welcomes Third Cohort of Black Digital Humanities Scholars

AADHum Welcomes Third Cohort of Black Digital Humanities Scholars
The African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities (AADHum) initiative at the University of Maryland is proud to announce the 2019–2020 cohort of AADHum scholars. Started in 2017, this community of practice centers Black life and theory in their extensive engagement with digital tools. Most importantly, this program offers AADHum scholars space and support to […]


December 5 & 6: “The Maker’s Space: Person, Place, and Production in Early Modern China”

December 5 & 6: “The Maker’s Space: Person, Place, and Production in Early Modern China”
“The Maker’s Space: Person, Place, and Production in Early Modern China” Thursday, December 5th (Shriver Board Room) 2:00-2:15pm — Introduction and Welcome Tobie Meyer-Fong, Johns Hopkins University 2:30-3:30pm — Opening Session Anne Lester, Johns Hopkins University, “Finely Made from Afar: Making Materiality Matter” 3:45-6:15pm — Production in the Contact Zones Kyoungjin Bae, Kenyon College, “The […]


What is Beijing Planning for Hong Kong?

Professor Tobie Meyer-Fong’s book, What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China, featured in the ‘What We’re Reading’ section, of the Foreign Policy article, “What is Beijing Planning for Hong Kong?” where it’s suggested that the book’s topic resonates with the current political climate and violence in Hong Kong.


10/28: Lunchtime Talk: Developing Your Public Scholarship

Please join Henry Farrell, Jessica Marie Johnson, and the SNF Agora Institute on Monday, October 28, for an informal lunchtime discussion on public scholarship in the academy. Our panelists will offer a few brief remarks on their own work, and then take questions about the way faculty and graduate students can effectively use op-eds, blogs, digital […]


Professor Jones wins the 2019 AHA Littleton-Griswold Prize

Professor Jones wins the 2019 AHA Littleton-Griswold Prize
Congratulations to Professor Martha S. Jones on winning the 2019 American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Prize in U.S. law and society for her book, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2018)! The AHA offers annual prizes honoring exceptional books, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, public history, […]


Professor Johnson Presents at the 2019 Lapidus Center Conference at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Jessica Marie Johnson Presents at the 2019 Lapidus Center Conference at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Johnson will be presenting on the Saturday Plenary “Slavery and the Digital Humanities” with Bryan Wagner, Daryle Williams, and Jessica Parr. October 10-12, 2019 Please join us for the 2019 Lapidus Center Conference entitled “Enduring Slavery: […]


Trumps ‘Go Back’ Tweets as Seen Through the Lens of History

Two of our department’s historians, N.D.B. Connolly and Martha S. Jones, weigh in on how racism has historically shaped conversations about citizenship in the United States in recent The Boston Globe article, “The long, sordid history behind Trump’s ‘go back’ to your country comments.”


Professor Kim receives the 2019 Berkshire Conference Article Prize

Professor Kim receives the 2019 Berkshire Conference Article Prize
Congratulations to Professor H. Yumi Kim on being awarded the 2019 Berkshire Conference of Women Historian’s Article Prize for her article, “Seeing Cages: Photographs of home Confinement in Early Twentieth-Century Japan” in The Journal of Asian Studies, 77, no. 3 (August 2018): 635-658.