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College football
A deep south tradition, born in Baltimore
Published Oct 2, 2020
On Oct. 3, the Georgia and Auburn football programs will renew their historic rivalry, which effectively gave rise to big-time college sports below the Mason-Dixon Line. Two Johns Hopkins alums made it all happen.
Nonfiction
They did more than survive
Published Fall 2020
Jessica Marie Johnson's 'Wicked Flesh' wrangles a wealth of scholarship and primary documents to discuss how Black women acquired and retained power in the 18th century / Johns Hopkins Magazine
In memoriam
History Professor Robert Forster dies at 93
Published May 15, 2020
Renowned for his work on the history of early modern France, he served as a professor of history at Johns Hopkins from 1966 to 1996, when he was named professor emeritus
Hopkins alum wins Pulitzer Prize for History
Published May 7, 2020
Caleb McDaniel received the prestigious award for his book Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America
Game night
Published Spring 2020
Game from Sheridan Libraries' Special Collections challenges players to advocate for women's voting rights while avoiding police / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Q+A
A historian's view of women's suffrage
Published Feb 21, 2020
Martha Jones discusses the legacy of the 19th Amendment and the black women suffragists who sparked and continue the voting rights movement
Photography
Snapshots of Baltimore's past
Published Feb 17, 2020
John Clark Mayden's photography book and exhibition document 50 years of the Baltimore's black community
Science history
A great Hall of science
Published Jan 7, 2020
In the earliest days of the university's founding, Edwin Hall made a discovery at Johns Hopkins that would change the study of electromagnetism forever
No two alike
Published Winter 2019
For decades, Wilson Alwyn Bentley took detailed photographs of snow crystals, effectively pioneering photomicrography. Today, his iconic images are a ubiquitous aspect of winter—thanks in part to a Johns Hopkins–trained physicist. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Classics
Libraries acquire rare copy of seminal 19th-century essay
Published Dec 5, 2019
'A Problem in Greek Ethics' by poet John Addington Symonds helped set the stage for the modern gay-rights movement