Infrastructure has a long history of cloaking racism and preventing justice, writes JHU historian N.D.B. Connolly in The Washington Post.
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Roundtable celebrates the publication of a special Issue of the journal Bresil(s) honoring the life of our colleague, the late John Russell Wood, and edited by current colleagues Erin Rowe and Jean […]
Come one, come all! Image caption: New Orleans, May 1961. Langston Hughes Papers. James Weldon Johnson Collection in the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. […]
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $2 million grant to the Digital Solidarities Lab (DSL) co-led by Jessica Marie Johnson. This multi-institutional Black feminist digital humanities partnership will include […]
Assistant professor Jessica Johnson and Jennie Williams, a recent History PhD alumna and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz, were quoted in the New York Times […]
The papers of renowned African scholar Pier Larson, who died in 2020 as professor in the Department of History, have been gifted to the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University. The library is one of the most comprehensive collections of African material worldwide, and was a frequent site for Larson’s research over the course of his extensive career.
The American Studies Association awarded the Lora Romero Prize to Jessica Marie Johnson for her book Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World. The Lora Romero […]
Professor Tobie Meyer-Fong was recently interviewed about the Chinese historical fantasy drama Yanxi Palace for a BBC documentary called “The World According to Search.” Episode Synopsis:What can we learn about […]
Associate Professor Angus Burgin was recently interviewed for NPR’s show Throughline on an episode called, “Capitalism: What Makes Us Free?” About the episode: What’s the role of government in society? […]
The Electric Marronage digital humanities project, led by Jessica Marie Johnson, fosters Black exploration and expression free from the confines of traditional academia. A recent article from the Hub dives into the community, research, resources, and content being built by the digital collective of historians, women of color, students and faculty.