News & Announcements Archive


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?”

“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 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, […]


Professor Jones Featured in the Washington Post

Professor Jones Featured in the Washington Post
Recent comments made by President Trump, during a ceremony honoring Native American code-talkers, are put into historical perspective in the Washington Post article, “Why calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ is a slur against all mixed-race Americans,” by Professor Martha S. Jones.


Congratulations to John Marshall

Congratulations to John Marshall
Congratulations to Professor John Marshall on being elected an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University for the 2018 Lent and Easter terms!