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paris/algiers 1969: declarations of freedom by the black american avant-garde

At the close of the 1960s leading black American musicians associated with the “free jazz” scenes of New York and Chicago left for Paris. Weary of a poisoned U.S. political climate and eager to work, they would spend months or even years in the French capital seeking new opportunities to perform and record, often alongside […]


Calvino and the Catacoustic – Nov. 5th – Gilman 479 – 5.15 PM

Calvino and the Catacoustic: An ‘Echo-logical’ Reading Let us consider Calvino’s Invisible Cities as a sound  that has produced a vast number of echoes in the over 50 years since its publication, from studiopluz’s architectural installations of lit glass (above) to Chris Cerrone’s Pulitzer-nominated opera of the novel. Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe referred to the way that thinkers […]


Aesthetic Theories in Yiddish Conference, Nov 11. – Nov. 12

Aesthetic Theories in Yiddish

The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program presents the 15th Lavy Colloquium: Aesthetic Theories in Yiddish Nov 11. – Nov. 12. All sessions will take place at the Smokler Center for Jewish Life at Johns Hopkins University, 3109 N. Charles St., Baltimore. The conference is free and open to the public For more […]


Objectif travail: les cinéastes documentaires français dans la tourmente

Documentary filmmakers have long endeavored to make visible and to give voice to the aspirations and struggles of workers and working communities. Featuring the work of prominent filmmaker/journalist Marcel Trillat, this symposium highlights the ways in which French documentary films takes stock of changes in the workplace from the factory to the school classroom, to […]


Portuguese Program Fall Speaker Series: Dr. M’bare N’gom

Dr. M'bare N'gom event flier

Dr. M’bare N’gom, Dean of Morgan State University, College of Liberal Arts, presents, “Celebrating the Bicentennial: Blackness and Citizenship in Peru,” on Oct. 14 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Levering – Great Hall. Part of the Portuguese Program Fall 2019 Speaker Series.


Portuguese Program Fall Speaker Series: Honorable Ambassador Carlos W. Veiga

Cape Verde Ambassador Event Flier

Honorable Ambassador Carlos W. Veiga, Cape Verde’s Ambassador to the United States, presents, “The African Continental Free Trade Area and CPLP Countries,” on Oct. 7 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Levering – Great Hall. Can’t attend in person? Watch live via the webcast. Part of the Portuguese Program Fall 2019 Speaker Series.


Pizza Lunch

Come eat pizza, have fun, and learn more about the Portuguese Program on Oct. 23 from noon-1:30 p.m. in Levering, Great Hall. Sponsored by the JHU Portuguese Program and the Program in Latin American Studies.


Reading and Illustrating the Divine Comedy, Oct. 3rd – Gilman 479 – 5.15 PM

The copy of the Divine Comedy with the commentary by Cristoforo Landino, published in Venice by Pietro Piasi in 1491 and preserved in the House of Dante in Rome, presents a rich apparatus of annotations and painted figures that illustrate the salient passages of the poem. The dense mystery that has surrounded for a long […]


A Cognitive Scientific Approach to Italian Cinema, Sep. 25th Gilman 479 5.15 PM

This presentation was inspired by recent findings in neuro-aesthetics—the study of the impact of the arts on the nervous system.  Cinema has been found to have a particularly strong effect on the part of the brain housing mirror neurons, origin of such psychic processes as identification and empathy. Using clips from Gomorra and Io non […]