News & Announcements Archive


Who Bankrolled Jim Crow?

History graduate student, Paige Glotzer, wrote an article in the Public Seminar titled, “Who Bankrolled Jim Crow?” which focuses on housing discrimination in Baltimore.


Prof. Kwass Wins Book Award

Prof. Kwass Wins Book Award
Congratulations to Professor Michael Kwass, who has been awarded the American Historical Association’s J.Russell Major Prize for French history for his book Contraband (Harvard 2014).


Recent PhD Wins Awards

Congratulations to Greg O’Malley, a recent JHU PhD, who has been awarded the American Historical Association’s Morris D.Forkosh Prize in the field of British, British Imperial, or British Commonwealth history since […]


Prof. Walkowitz Named National Humanities Fellow

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Judith Walkowitz, who is the 2015-2016 Donnelly Family Fellow at the National Humanities Center. Professor Walkowitz is currently working on “Feminism and Urban Space in London […]


Prof. Kwass’ Book ‘Contraband’ Wins Prize

Prof. Kwass’ Book ‘Contraband’ Wins Prize
Please join the History Department in offering congratulations to Professor Michael Kwass, whose book Contraband has just won the Kenshur Prize of the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University—now […]


Grad Student Spotlighted on AHA Today

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize the talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series. Paige Glotzer is a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University.


2015 Kouguell Prize Winner

The history department would like to congratulate senior Kevin Cryan on winning the 2015 Kouguell Prize for his senior thesis, “Welding the Nation: An Experiment in Associational Government During the Great War.” [...]


Read N. D. B. Connolly’s Op-Ed in the New York Times

Read N. D. B. Connolly’s Op-Ed in the New York Times
"The problem is not black culture. It is policy and politics, the very things that bind together the history of Ferguson and Baltimore and, for that matter, the rest of America." Click to read the full article.


Prof. Connolly Wins Book Award

Prof. Connolly Wins Book Award
Please join the history department in congratulating Nathan Connolly, who has just received the Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for his book A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking […]


1893 Letter Details Racially Restrictive Covenants in City Neighborhoods

History doctoral candidate Paige Glotzer was recently interviewed by the Baltimore Sun regarding a letter from 1893 she discovered while researching the Roland Park Co., which details the racially restrictive deed covenants that would, over the next 50 years, help to maintain segregation in many Baltimore neighborhoods. You can read her interview here.