News & Announcements Archive


Prof. Jackson to Present at National Book Festival

Prof. Jackson to Present at National Book Festival
Come see Prof. Lawrence Jackson at the National Book Festival on Saturday, September 1, 2018! Presentation: 3-3:45pm Book Signing: 4:30-5:30pm Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC Prof. Jackson is the award-winning author of “Chester B. Himes: A Biography.” For more information about the National Book festival, please see their website.


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 […]