News & Announcements Archive


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 […]


Prof. Jones in the CHE “The Awakening” issue

Prof. Jones in the CHE “The Awakening” issue
In a recent issue from the Chronicle of Higher Education, “The Awakening: Women and Power in the Academy,” Professor Martha Jones contributed a piece titled, “‘I Had a Dream About You […]


Black Womanhood Course Syllabus featured on CHE

The course syllabus, for Spring 2018 graduate course Black Womanhood, was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The course instructors, Professors Martha Jones and Jessica Johnson, discuss sharing the […]


A Legacy of Black Women in the White House

A Legacy of Black Women in the White House
Prof. Martha Jones’ recent op-ed piece in The Washington Post discusses the official portrait of Michelle Obama and the history, legacy, and representation of black women in the White House. You […]


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 […]


“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!