News & Announcements Archive


Prof. William Rowe elected, among five at JHU, to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to Professor William Rowe, an expert in Chinese History from the 14th-20th centuries, on being selected for membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences! Professor Rowe is among four other faculty, from Johns Hopkins University, to have been elected this year. The other recipients from JHU are:  Rachel Green, a Bloomberg Distinguished […]


Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Congratulations to Prof. Jackson who has been named, alongside Prof. Matthew Porterfield, as a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, a prestigious distinction that recognizes achievements and exceptional promise. They are among a group of 168 scholars, artists, and writers selected from nearly 3,000 applicants. Since its founding, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted more than $360 million in […]


Prof. Jones receives 2019 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award

Congratulations to Prof. Martha Jones on receiving the prestigious 2019 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award from the Organization of American Historians! OAH gives the award, annually, for the best book on the civil rights from the beginnings of the nation to the present. Prof. Jones was presented the award on April 5, 2019 for her book […]


Congratulations, Elizabeth Imber!

Congratulations to recent PhD graduate, Prof. Elizabeth Imber, who is this year’s Association of Israel Studies Halpern Prize recipient for best dissertation! The Association for Israel Studies awards the Ben Halpern Prize for the best doctoral dissertation in Israel studies (broadly defined) approved during the 2018 calendar year. This award honors the memory of Ben […]


PYNK: Black Femme in Slavery’s Archive (April 30-May 1)

Please join us for the Sex and Slavery Lab closing event: PYNK: Black Femme in Slavery’s Archive (April 30 – May 1) You can register (it’s free) at the link below. All events save the graduate student colloquium are open to the public. Please RSVP to jmj@jhu.edu if you are interested in joining us for the workshop and […]


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). Read more about this event on the Hub.


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 […]