Libraries & Museums Curators Dean and Plaster on Team that Wins $4.4 Million Mellon grant

Drs. Gabrielle Dean and Joseph Plaster of the Sheridan Libraries & University Museums are key members of a team of Johns Hopkins University recipients of a $4.4 million Just Futures grant from the Mellon Foundation. In tandem with Drs. Kali-Ahset Amen, Stuart Schrader, Nathan Connolly, and Lawrence Jackson, the team’s joint research and programming effort, […]


Scribbling Women: Zora Neale Hurston, Lost and Found

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Posts in this series were written by undergraduate students in the spring 2020 Museums & Society class Scribbling Women: Gender, Writing, and the Archive. We used rare books, archival materials, and digital primary sources in the Sheridan Libraries’ collections to prompt and guide inquiries into the creation, reception, preservation, and legacy of texts from the 1820s through the 1930s […]


Scribbling Women: Ida B. Wells, the “Princess of the Press”

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Posts in this series were written by undergraduate students in the spring 2020 Museums & Society class Scribbling Women: Gender, Writing, and the Archive. We used rare books, archival materials, and digital primary sources in the Sheridan Libraries’ collections to prompt and guide inquiries into the creation, reception, preservation, and legacy of texts from the 1820s through the 1930s—speeches, […]


Scribbling Women: Reclaiming the Bible in Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s Forest Leaves

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Posts in this series were written by undergraduate students in the spring 2020 Museums & Society class Scribbling Women: Gender, Writing, and the Archive. We used rare books, archival materials, and digital primary sources in the Sheridan Libraries’ collections to prompt and guide inquiries into the creation, reception, preservation, and legacy of texts from the […]


The Peabody Ballroom Experience – Part 2 of 3

The Peabody Ballroom Experience is an ongoing public humanities collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore’s ballroom community, a performance-based arts culture comprising gay, lesbian, and transgender people of color. The project aims to cultivate an exchange of knowledge between JHU and ballroom by offering diverse opportunities for faculty, students, staff, and ballroom performers to […]