Upcoming Talks and Tours at the JHU Museums
  • Feb 6
    Slave Streets/Free Streets: Visualizing the Landscape of Slavery and Freedom in Early Baltimore
    February 6, 2019  |  5:30 AM7:30 AM

    Black History Month Lecture! 

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $10 public; free for JHU Museums members and Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited and advance registration is requested: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability.

    With Slave Streets/Free Streets, Anne Rubin, Ph.D., will bring early republic Baltimore (circa 1815-1820) to life. Using interactive digital maps from the Visualizing Early Baltimore project, Rubin will highlight the landscape in which approximately 4,300 enslaved and 10,300 free African Americans lived and worked. 

    5:30 p.m. reception

    6:30 p.m. talk


    Anne Rubin is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her research focuses on the American Civil War, the U.S. South, 19th-century America, and digital history. She is the author of Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and America and A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868, which won the 2006 Avery O. Craven book prize for the best book on Civil War history.  

  • Mar 13
    Black Women in Slavery's Archive: Silence, Resistance, and Resonances
    March 13, 2019  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM

    Women's History Month Lecture!

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $10 general public; FREE for JHU Museums members and JHU faculty, staff, and students Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited and advance registration is strongly encourged. Walk-in seating will be based on availablity. To register, visit Eventbrite online or call 410-516-5589.

    How did enslaved and free women of African descent navigate bondage in urban settings and across households? This talk, by Jessica Marie Johnson, Ph.D., explores the varied strategies women of African descent used to create autonomy for themselves, even in the intimate—and often violent—terrain of slaveholding cities. A special focus will be placed on women in households and the role these domestic spaces played in constructing gender. 

    5:30 reception

    6:30 p.m. talk

    Jessica Marie Johnson is an assistant professor in the Center for Africana Studies and Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University, where her research focuses on Atlantic slavery and the Atlantic African diaspora. She is the author of the forthcoming Practicing Freedom: Black Women, Intimacy, and Kinship in New Orleans Atlantic World, and co-editor of Black Code: A Special Issue of The Black Scholar

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