Alexander Grass Humanities Institute
The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute is a focal point for the 10 world-renowned humanities departments at Johns Hopkins University.
The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute aims to advance humanities scholarship and teaching at Johns Hopkins and promote literature, art, philosophy, history, and other cultural studies in Baltimore and the wider community.
The Humanities Institute serves as a focal point of programming for the 10 humanities departments in the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, other departments in humanistic social sciences, and related centers and programs.
Johns Hopkins has a rich history in humanistic studies and is considered the birthplace of modern literary scholarship. In addition, Hopkins was the first in the nation to have a Classics Department and the first in the country to offer doctoral degrees in Near Eastern Studies and History.
The Humanities Institute serves as umbrella for and supports the goals of all of Johns Hopkins’ humanities-related academic departments and programs. It sponsors scholarly meetings as well as public events. The institute also paves the way for faculty members from different departments to work together on innovative projects of mutual interest.