News & Announcements Archive


“Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black” AADHum Conference

Prof. Johnson will be one of two keynote speakers at the “Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black” conference, at the University of Maryland, October 18-20, 2018. The deadline for proposals is Monday, April 9, 2018. Please see the link for more information on proposal submissions. What happens to digital humanities inquiry when we begin with Black culture, […]


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 can read more about her article at The Hub.


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 edition of the journal Ezra’s Archives! Ezra’s Archives is a publication put forth biannually by the Cornell Historical Society. The journal showcases undergraduate research in the field […]


“Are These the Bones of Blacks?”

Jessica Marie Johnson
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

Lawrence Jackson
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

Lawrence Jackson
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 most outstanding voices in literature since 1963, conferring more than 20 distinct awards, fellowships, grants, and prizes each year. The PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for biography, […]