News & Announcements


University-wide Initiative Launched to Commemorate the Passage of the 19th Amendment

Beverly Wendland, dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Senator Barbara Mikulski, Homewood Professor at Johns Hopkins, have launched a university-wide initiative to recognize the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The year-long commemoration, which culminates on August 26th, will include partnerships with Baltimore cultural institutions, art exhibitions, special courses, and events.

May Garrettson Evans: “Hustle for News”

May Garrettson Evans

The Peabody Institute has produced an online exhibit on one of the most notable women in its history, May Garrettson Evans. After beginning her career in 1888 as the first […]

People’s Historians Online: Reconstruction, Citizenship, and Suffrage


On June 12, the weekly People’s Historians Online mini-class featured a conversation between Martha Jones and Tiffany Mitchell Patterson about Reconstruction and issues of citizenship, suffrage, and movement building in the 19th century. Read more about […]

Valuing the Vote

Hopkins Votes

On the eve of the 2020 U.S. elections, we asked experts for some of their insights on voting. Check out the full article in the Spring 2020 issue of Arts […]

Field Notes: Ballot Boxing

Arushi Krishnan

Recently, the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences highlighted the work of a first-year student, Aarushi Krishnan, who has been studying women’s suffrage through a Sheridan Libraries Special Collections Fellowship. […]

Artifact Game Night

vintage game

Johns Hopkins Magazine included a story about the Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections Vintage Game Night in the Spring 2020 issue. You can read the story by clicking here.