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!
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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, […]
An opinion piece for Times Higher Education, by Professor Gabriel Paquette, discusses the recent congressional tax reform in relation to higher education.
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 Professor John Marshall on being elected an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University for the 2018 Lent and Easter terms!
Congratulations to Juliann Susas, undergraduate junior double major in International Studies and History, on winning the 2017 undergraduate level ALBA’s George Watt essay contest for her essay, “Spanish Civil War Music: A Crescendo of Ideological Disjuncture.” Congrats, Juliann!
Drs. Nathan Connolly (History), Jennifer Kingsley (Museums and Society) and Shani Mott (Africana Studies) have been awarded funding from the JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics program for their project Housing Our Story: Towards Archival Justice for Black Baltimore. The project engages in the practical ethics of building an archive about African-American staff and contract workers at […]
In the book review, the New York Times declares Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson’s research "unimpeachable." Chester B. Himes: A Biography is "neatly written and accessible, without cheap tricks to build suspense or sway readers’ opinions."
Professor Nathan Connolly puts the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in historical perspective in an editorial published by The Washington Post. His commentary argues that liberalism alone cannot defeat white supremacy in the United States. History shows that active resistance and anti-racist institution building have always been essential to the struggle for equality. (Read more […]
Professor Hanno Balz was recently featured, as a guest historian, on part one of the June 8th episode of the BBC Podcast The Inquiry titled, “How Do You Report Terrorism?” where he discusses the media impact of terrorism in relation to the Red Army Faction in 1970s Germany.