News & Announcements Archive


Birthright Citizens

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 […]


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 […]


Through a New Lens

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 […]


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 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 […]


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

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


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 […]