News & Announcements Archive

Birthright Citizens

Prof. Martha Jones new book, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, will be available in print edition this weekend! She was recently interviewed by the New York Times in an article titled, “The History Behind the Birthright Citizens Battle” where she discussed how the 19th-century drive for African-American citizenship connects with today’s immigration […]

Historical Narrative: Does it work?

Professor Nathan Connolly was recently interviewed for the second episode of the podcast, The Known World,  where he discusses “fashioning narratives out of historical events—what is gained and what is lost in approaching history as story.” Listen to the podcast or read the excerpt from the following links. Podcast: The Known World – Stories in Past […]

Through a New Lens

JHU historians weigh in on “uncovering new understandings, not only about historic topics such as slavery, but also about more contemporary issues such as redlining, incarceration, and the Black Lives Matter movement” in the article “Through a New Lens” featured in the Spring 2018 issue of the JHU Arts & Sciences Magazine. “Through a New […]

Washington Post article by Prof. Jones Published

Read the latest Washington Post article by Professor Martha Jones titled, “Trump said protesting NFL players ‘shouldn’t be in this country.’ We should take him seriously.”

2018 SAR Annual Conference on the American Revolution

2018 Annual Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Conference on “Spain and the American Revolution” June 8-10, 2018 Gilman Hall, Room 50 JHU Homewood Campus Please see the conference program for more information.

Professor Jackson’s Chester B. Himes wins 2018 Edgar Award

Lawrence Jackson
Congratulations to Professor Lawrence Jackson on winning the Mystery Writers of America 2018 Edgar Award in the ‘Best Critical/Biographical’ category for his book Chester B. Himes: A Biography! Chester B. Himes has also won the ‘Best Book’ category for the 2018 Best of Baltimore and the 2018 Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s Literary Award […]

WYPR Interview Discussing Black Womanhood Course

Professors Martha Jones and Jessica Johnson were recently interviewed by WYPR to discuss their graduate course Black Womanhood, its publicly available online syllabus, and why ‘access to knowledge can be so powerful and how online engagement affects curriculum.’ Listen to their interview here: “Knowledge is Access“