Reflections: LGBTQ History at Hopkins

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Cropped

In May, Hopkins Retrospective had the opportunity to transition its traditional Alumni Weekend programming to a virtual platform. Although disappointed we couldn’t host the in-person panel discussion and bustling reception because of the pandemic, we remembered hosting something online would allow for a wider audience and create a more long-lasting record of what we like […]


Hugh Hawkins Fellows Margo Peyton and Michael Healey: “Why is it Important to Study History?”

Today, we hear from Margo Peyton and Michael Healey about their experiences as Hugh Hawkins fellows! Funding provided by Hopkins Retrospective supported their research at the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions from June to August 2019. Margo and Michael then presented at an event for DURA and Hugh Hawkins […]


The First-Generation College Student Oral History Project

Infographic showing 15% of JHU's Class of 2023 are first-generation college students

What does it feel like to be a first-generation college student at Johns Hopkins University? What does your journey look like? Where can you go for support? What are the types of challenges will you encounter? An initiative launched in 2018 by the University Archives seeks to answer these important questions. In the past two […]