The Spirit of ’68

 1968 was marked by war and protest, tragedy and revolution—a year around which a whole era of political turmoil, cultural change, and social unrest turned. So much happened in one year, including: The Tet Offensive and the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam. The “Prague Spring” liberalizations in Czechoslovakia, followed by the Soviet invasion. The assassination […]


Jobs, Internships, and Research Opportunities

Need a job or internship? Look no further. We’ve collected many of the resources available to JHU students here in a one-stop-shopping blog. STEM RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES ForagerOne : Created by Johns Hopkins undergraduate students, this website allows you (JHU students only) to search your research topic of interest (neuroscience, psychology, etc.) for professors who are […]


Uncovered at the Peabody, Pt. I

Authored by: Neil Weijer, Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in Premodern and Early Modern Studies Books can turn up in unlikely places, as anyone who has spent time wandering around a room musing “it was here somewhere…” is well aware. But in Special Collections, one might turn up inside (or on) another book as part of its binding. […]


Museum and Society Students visit Sheridan Libraries’ Conservation Labs

Recently Conservation & Preservation hosted two classes in the Sheridan Libraries’ Conservation Labs for the undergraduate Museums and Society course, Conservation of Material Culture: Art, Artifacts and Heritage Sites. Taught by Professor, and Objects Conservator, Lori Trusheim, the class introduces students to the fundamental aspects of conservation with a goal of understanding how conservation contributes […]


Read It And Eat It 2018 Edible Book Fest

Now is the time to grab a spatula and let out a primal scream for Read It and Eat It, our fourth annual edible book festival, is nigh! Our promotion of literacy and gluttony and whimsy will occur in the Glass Pavilion on Friday, April 6th from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Did I mention eating cake? […]


Black Femme Digital Practice

JOIN US! Wednesday, March 7th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in BLC 4040 for the Digital Scholarship Lab and the Sex and Slavery Lab as we discuss black femme digital practice with Bianca Laureano (founder of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network and the LatiNegrxs Project) and Amber J. Phillips (Reproductive Justice Advocate, writer, and […]


Celebrate Fair Use Week…with Images!

Fair Use Week takes place this week from Monday, February 26 through Friday, March 2, 2018, and is just what it sounds like—a celebration of Fair Use and a chance to raise awareness about Fair Use. What exactly is Fair Use? Check out this infographic for a quick overview, and click here to read the […]


My Life As A Library Page

This is my brief account of how I (a book lover) turned a childhood passion into a lifelong career. It all began in 1972 when I was twelve years old; I was now eligible to apply for my first library card from the public library and could check out up to ten books at one time! […]


Happy Spring Festival!

The celebration of spring has started despite the fact that groundhog Phil predicted another six weeks of winter. February 4 (lichun, spring begins), the first of the 24 solar terms in the traditional East Asian lunisolar calendars, marked the beginning of the spring.  This week, many Asians all over the world are celebrating the Chinese New […]


Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery on a plantation in Talbot County, Maryland, around 1818; the exact date of his birth was unknown to him, but he chose to celebrate it on February 14. In honor of his 200th birthday, we’re highlighting some of his many writings and speeches in the Special Collections Reading Room, […]