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  • What Universities Owe Democracy: A Conversation with President Ron Daniels

    Join Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and SNF Agora faculty member Liliana Mason for a discussion of President Daniels’ recent book, What Universities Owe Democracy, which examines the role higher education can play in helping to restore American democracy in this moment of de...

  • Being Other: American Indian, Native, and Indigenous People

    As we wrap up another year in a global pandemic, we are learning that COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Native, Indigenous, American Indian, and Alaskan Native populations and that these health disparities are not new. Coupled with the continued loss of native lands and recent discoveries ...

  • "Being Other": A Community Discussion Series, APIDA

    2020 brought us more than a pandemic. During this unprecedented time, violence against members of the APIDA community has spiked and continued discrimination against APIDA individuals is now squarely the focus of public attention. Join us for a panel discussion with members of the Hopkins APIDA c...

  • "Being Other": A Community Discussion Series

    2020 brought us more than a pandemic. During this unprecedented time, the rights of the LGBTQIA community continue to claim the spotlight. Even as the Supreme Court ruled to protect gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination based on sex, across the US more than 100 bills at the ...

  • On the Road with JHU - Terroir: A Sense of Place for Food and Drinks

    Derived from the French word terre, meaning “earth”, terroir refers to the environmental factors that affect crops in specific reasons. During this event, you’ll uncover the terroir of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States through three lenses while exploring some wine from the region...

  • How a Poem Begins

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    This Hopkins at Home course will be an immersion in the craft of writing poetry. Participants will experiment with a variety of poetic styles and techniques. As a class, we will explore several classic and contemporary poems every week, discussing each poet’s use of devices like assonance, refrai...

  • Being Other: A Community Discussion Series

    2020 brought us more than a pandemic. During this unprecedented time, our country has been asked to confront the glaring inequities that have existed for years between the races. As the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder nears, we ask ourselves if the marches and protests, in our country and ar...

  • Indigenous Storytelling

    The traditions, strengths, and resilience of communities have carried Indigenous peoples for generations. Drs. O’Keefe and Haroz will discuss the development and dissemination of “Our Smallest Warriors, Our Strongest Medicine: Overcoming COVID-19,” a children’s book aimed at providing indigenous ...

  • Love at the Library

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    May your heart be your guide as Sheridan Libraries staff showcase their favorite love-themed collections and teach you how to recreate historic letter-writing techniques. In this three- part mini-course, you will sample some vintage love songs from the Lester Levy Collection of Popular American S...

  • 2021 Donald Bentley Memorial Lecture

    Each year, the Billie Holiday Project invites a distinguished arts practitioner and intellectual to address topical, historical or philosophical issues connecting the work of the arts to the renewal and revitalization of civic life in West Baltimore.The Donald Bentley Memorial Lecture is the Bill...

  • The Death Penalty in America

    The United States is one of only two developed nations in the world that execute prisoners. Yet there is an undeniable movement abroad in the country toward its abolition of capital punishment. President Biden has promised that there will be no federal executions on his watch, and the Commonwealt...

  • Shaping the Curve: Maryam Mirzakhani’s Influence on the Field of Mathematics

    In partnership with the Center for Talented Youth, you are invited to join a conversation with CTY's Senior Program Manager for math, Anjula Batra, film Director, George Paul Csicsery, and Johns Hopkins 2020 President's Frontier Award winner, Emily Riehl. They will discuss the importance of Mirza...

  • Setting the Artist Free: Arts, Humanities, and the Common Good

    What do the arts and humanities have to do with the common good? How might a poem, a portrait, or a performance shape our idea of what the common good looks like--or disrupt it? Please join Hopkins at Home and Common Question for a conversation with Atesede Makonnen and Andrew Motion, as they bri...

  • Women's Suffrage

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    In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave U.S. women the right to vote, Johns Hopkins University engages the community to educate, explore, and raise awareness about this momentous occasion. In partnership with several Baltimore cultural institution...

  • Why Wasn't Spinoza Excommunicated

    Join Yitzhak Melamed, the Charlotte Bloomberg Professor of Philosophy, as he leads you through his research in which he attempts to distinguish between facts and myths in the various narratives surrounding the Herem issued against Spinoza by the Portuguese Jewish Community in Amsterdam. Yitzhak w...

  • (Not) Reading the Signs: Writing and Script in Modern Asian and Islamic Art

    Many artists in the last 50 years have explored the complexity of writing and scripts in their works, from floating letters, scribbles that look like writing, coded inscriptions, pseudo-characters, and imitations of Mayan and Egyptian hieroglyphics. Rebecca M. Brown, Professor in the History of A...

  • Disregarding Evidence

    Scientists tell us that people who deny climate change, Covid-19, or other inconvenient facts are irrational because they are violating a fundamental scientific principle called the "Requirement of Total Evidence." In determining how reasonable it is to believe something, as well as act on it, yo...

  • Radio: Theater of the Mind

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    Are you frightened by the thought of unseen invaders in your living room? Do you suspect foreign agents or even your own family members of trying to poison you? Is the government lying to you? If you said yes to any of these questions then you may be ready to return to the theater of yesteryear: ...

  • Your Brain on Music

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    Ever wondered why music is the universal language of humankind? Weaving together questions, theories, and evidence from cognitive psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, ethnomusicology, linguistics, and computer science we will discover why music is so fundamental to us humans and why, no matter t...

  • Italian Style in Context

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    “Italian style” has become a synonym of exquisite taste, class, and elegance thanks to its quality and craftsmanship. This mini-course will explore some of the major factors that contributed to the rise of the Made in Italy as an iconic design all around the world. In each meeting will analyze tr...

  • Investigating the Temple of the Egyptian Goddess Mut at South Karnak

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    Join Betsy Bryan, the Alexander Badawy Chair in Egyptian Art and Archaeology for Excavation is Just the Beginning: Twenty Years Investigating the Temple of the Egyptian Goddess Mut at South Karnak as she guides you through the discovery of Temple and the artifacts therein. You'll join Dr. Bryan a...

  • Androids, Cyborgs, and The Human of Our Dreams

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    In this mini-course at the intersection of world literature, the history of robotics, and cognitive science, we will explore the changing face of the humanoid robot and its societal consequences through selections of fictional narratives (the short story, novel, and theatrical play) from the eigh...

  • Sounds of Change

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    The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection is a gem among our Special Collections holdings. This carefully curated collection of 30,000 pieces of popular sheet music is the perfect lens through which to explore US reform movements, including suffrage, emancipation, anti-war, prohibition/temperance...

  • Democracy, Inclusion, and the Path to Empowerment

    This event will be a conversation between President Ron Daniels, JD and Martha S. Jones, PhD, professor of history. Dr. Jones’ forthcoming book, Vanguard, is a history of African American women’s pursuit of political power — and how it transformed America. Her book will serve as a launching poi...