News & Announcements Archive


Black Womanhood Course Syllabus featured on CHE

The course syllabus, for Spring 2018 graduate course Black Womanhood, was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The course instructors, Professors Martha Jones and Jessica Johnson, discuss sharing the […]


A Legacy of Black Women in the White House

A Legacy of Black Women in the White House
Prof. Martha Jones’ recent op-ed piece in The Washington Post discusses the official portrait of Michelle Obama and the history, legacy, and representation of black women in the White House. You […]


JHU Slavery Connection discussed in Baltimore Sun

An op-ed piece by History doctoral candidate, Jennie Williams, titled, “JHU, too, must atone for its slavery connection,” was published, yesterday, by The Baltimore Sun. Congrats, Jennie!


History Undergraduate to be published in Ezra’s Archives

Congratulations to History junior, Michael Anfang, on the publication of his paper, (Un)Orthodoxy among Priests and Neighbors: Local Circles of Religious Negotiation in Western Peripheral Late Medieval Communities, 1897-1917, in the Spring 2018 […]


“Are These the Bones of Blacks?”

“Are These the Bones of Blacks?”
Congrats to Prof. Johnson on her recent essay, “Are These the Bones of Blacks?” An African American Social Construction of Justice, published in Somatosphere!


Professor Jackson nominated for MWA Edgar Award

Professor Jackson nominated for MWA Edgar Award
Congratulations to Professor Lawrence Jackson on your Edgar Award nomination, from the Mystery Writers of America, in the Best Critical/Biographical category for your book Chester B. Himes: A Biography!


Professor Jackson longlisted for PEN America Literary Award

Professor Jackson longlisted for PEN America Literary Award
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson’s biography of American author Chester Himes has been included in the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards Longlist. The PEN America Literary Awards have honored the […]