Category Archives: Humanities

Digitizing Memories of the Kennedy Space Center: Sharing Images with Artstor

JHU faculty, students, and staff have access to Artstor and its more than 2 million images, including almost 77,000 images within open-access public collections, plus the 160,000 local images in the JHU Visual Resources Collection. Here Doctoral Candidate Emily A. … Continue reading

Grab Those Smelling Salts! It’s Time for Dirty Books and Longing Looks!

“Wait. What? Dirty books? Didn’t you guys just clean the George Peabody Library recently?” No, not those kinds of dirty books, silly! We’re talking books that could make you blush, sigh, or long for what could have been if you’d … Continue reading

The Selfie Strikes Back

February 6, American Selfie exhibit opens February 7, Deborah Willis, “Locating the Self-Portrait in Postcard and Photobooth Imagery,” Mason Hall Auditorium, 5:30 pm Most of us take selfies for a variety of reasons: to commemorate an event, to share our … Continue reading

Alexander Hamilton Exhibition Open at Homewood Museum

Alexander Hamilton has been dead for more than 200 years, but more people than ever know his name thanks to his near omnipresence in popular culture over the last decade. Now Homewood Museum is allowing guests an opportunity to explore the … Continue reading

Reflections On Pine: The Movement Continues

2017 marked the 50th anniversary of civil unrest in Cambridge, Maryland and the Pine Street Rebellion, following decades of economic and educational segregation in the small Eastern Shore town. In honor of Black History Month, Homewood Museum presents a talk … Continue reading

Portrait of a Poet

There are two days during the year when you are bound to come across some version of the portrait above: Halloween, when we gather about us anything spooky, ghostly, ghastly, or tragic; and the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth … Continue reading

Artificial Languages, Universal Languages

An undergrad recently asked me about Lojban. Those in computer science and related fields have probably heard of Lojban (a constructed language, formerly known as Loglan). And most of us have heard of Esperanto (a “universal” language), and other “constructed” … Continue reading

My Freshman Fellows Experience: Exploring the Life & Legacy of José Robles Pazos

Enjoy this post by Tim Lyu, one of our 2017-2018  Special Collections Freshman Fellows. In 2016 the Hopkins’ website, said in undisguised pride, “For 37 years in a row, we’ve put more money into research than any other U.S. academic … Continue reading

My Freshman Fellows Experience: Conversations with the Supernatural

My name is Chloe Otterson and I have had the amazing opportunity to work with Special Collections to research nineteenth century supernatural phenomena. Before I continue, allow me to introduce myself. I’m a freshman originally from rural New England, but … Continue reading

Curiosities in Special Collections

My time at Hopkins so far has been built off discovery. Discovering what it’s like to live in the States, discovering my ideal study places around the campus and the best food places in Charles Village, and discovering old and … Continue reading