News & Announcements Archive


German PhD Student Jason Yonover’s New Article

Jason Yonover’s essay “Goethe, Maimon, and Spinoza’s Third Kind of Cognition” was just published in the 25th volume of the Goethe Yearbook, edited by Adrian Daub (Stanford) and Elisabeth Krimmer (UC Davis). The article is available for download via Cambridge Core, JSTOR, and other resources.


Congratulations to Hannah Froehle (German Major, ’13)!

Congratulations to Hannah Froehle (’13), who was awarded a DAAD scholarship to study economics in Berlin! She graduated Hopkins with honors in German, for the thesis “Digging Beneath the Rubble: Ernst Jünger’s Kriegsmythos.”


Lecture: “What’s the Use?: Iberian Studies and the Quest for Relevance”

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures presents: What’s the Use? Iberian Studies and the Quest for Relevance.  A lecture by Sebastiaan Faber Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies Oberlin College Tuesday, April 24, 2018 5:15 p.m. Gilman 288 ​Sebastiaan Faber, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College, is the author, most recently, of Memory Battles […]


“Babylon Berlin” Watch Party! With Snacks! March 28 @ 5

Join Professor Sam Spinner for a screen of the first episode of the new Netflix series “Babylon Berlin” and a discussion of the show’s cultural context in interwar Berlin. Berlin specialties will be served! March 28, 5-6:30 PM Gilman 479


Conference: Modes of Formation and the Thinking of Possibility (April 6 & 7)

In conjunction with the Anneliese Maier Research Award and the University of Cologne, the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought and GRLL will host a conference on April 5 and 6. April 6, Gilman 479 April 7, Gilman 288 Speakers to include: Anja Lemke (Cologne), Niklaus Largier (UC Berkeley), Rochelle Tobias (JHU), Márton Dornbach […]


Portuguese Program Speaker Series

2018 speaker series poster

The spring speaker series kicks off on March 26 with Dr. Talía Guzmán-González from the Library of Congress, discussing “Luso-Brazilian Treasures in the Nations Library.” Then, on April 23, hear Nicole Labruto from MIT talk about, “Nationalizing Nature.” Both events are 1-3 p.m. in the Sherwood Room of Levering Hall. 


“Digitizing Early Modern Music and Poetry.” March 13, 5:30 pm, Gilman 479

The Italian Program presents: “Digitizing Early Modern Music and Poetry: The Tasso in Music Project,” a lecture by Professor Emiliano Ricciardi. Emiliano Ricciardi is Assistant Professor of Music History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, which he completed in 2013 with the support of an ACLS/Mellon fellowship, and […]


Recruitment underway for Lecturer in Spanish

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at the Johns Hopkins University seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer to teach undergraduate courses in the Spanish Language Program beginning Fall 2018. Candidates should ideally have the following qualifications: M.A. required, PhD desirable with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics or Foreign Language […]