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RIC–Public Books Collaboration Launched

RIC–Public Books Collaboration Launched

RIC is pleased to launch its new collaborative publishing initiative with Public Books, “Freedom Education,” featuring long-form interviews with leading intellectuals, conducted by JHU PhD students. In October 2020, in response to the pandemic’s curtailment of activities, Nathan Connolly and Stuart Schrader decided to re-envision some of RIC’s programming. We were interested in taking advantage […]

Talk about Mass Incarceration in the Rural U.S. Announced for 3/10

Dr. Jack Norton, Senior Research Associate at the Vera Institute of Justice, will give a talk titled “Why Is Mass Incarceration Booming in the Rural U.S.?” on Thursday, March 10, 5pm-6:30pm, in Gilman 50. Norton will also speak to JHU PhD students as part of the Provost’s Professional Development Innovation Initiative on Friday, March 11, 11am-12:30pm, in Mergenthaler 266.

Media Coverage of Ritual of Remembrance

Media Coverage of Ritual of Remembrance

The first Ritual of Remembrance, co-organized by RIC Postdoctoral Fellow Jasmine Blanks Jones and Inheritance Baltimore Community Arts Fellow Jeneanne Collins, received excellent media coverage.

Ritual of Remembrance Announced for 1/21

Ritual of Remembrance Announced for 1/21

Join us for the first Ritual of Remembrance, January 21, 2022, outside the Homewood Museum. This community gathering will highlight new research findings about the enslaved people who lived on the site of the Homewood campus and honor the legacy of Black labor in building the institutions of today.

Baltimore Arts & Activism Panel Announced (Nov. 11th)

Baltimore Arts & Activism Panel Announced (Nov. 11th)

RIC is thrilled to announce another panel discussion building on its semester-long theme of Black-Asian solidarities. Titled “Art, Power, Politics: Bridging Divides in Baltimore City,” the discussion will feature three local Baltimore artist-activists. It will take place in Hodson Hall 210 on Thursday, November 11, 5pm to 6:30pm.

Pier Larson’s papers granted to Northwestern University

The papers of renowned African scholar Pier Larson, who died in 2020 as professor in the Department of History, have been gifted to the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University. The library is one of the most comprehensive collections of African material worldwide, and was a frequent site for Larson’s research […]

Critical Responses to Anti-Asian Violence Fall Speaker Series Announced

Co-sponsored by RIC and the SNF Agora Institute, Critical Responses to Anti-Asian Violence (CRAAV) is a new initiative that is hosting a series of talks and panels this fall. Among the speakers are Kandice Chuh on October 27 and Dylan Rodriguez on December 1. All talks will take place on Wednesdays, from 4pm to 6pm.

RIC Graduate Symposium Announced: “Entanglements and Solidarities”

The Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship at JHU is thrilled to announce its inaugural Graduate Student Symposium, to be held on Monday, December 6, 2021. The theme for this first symposium is Entanglements and Solidarities.

2021 Living Hopkins Roundtable Announced

2021 Living Hopkins Roundtable Announced

The Living Hopkins 2021 Roundtable will focus on Black-Asian Solidarities: Confronting Anti-Black and Anti-Asian Racism. It will take place on November 4, 5-6:30 p.m., in Hodson 210. The roundtable will feature faculty members at Johns Hopkins University from the social sciences and humanities. Co-sponsored by the Critical Responses to Anti-Asian Violence Initiative (CRAAV).

Statement on Anti-Asian Violence and the Killing of Asian Women in Atlanta

The Program in East Asian Studies, the Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship, and the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality mourn the victims of the Atlanta mass shooting, which targeted Asian-run massage parlors and resulted in the deaths of 8 people, 6 of whom are women of Asian descent. With grief and rage, we stand in solidarity with their families, affected communities in Atlanta, and AAPI communities in the U.S. who have been subjected to escalating anti-Asian violence.