In fall 2021, Hard Histories is hosting a series of scholarly seminars exploring the histories of Blackness, slavery, and racism in the Maryland area. 

All events will take place in the noon-1 pm eastern time slot via Zoom. These seminars are free and open to the public, but registration is required. All registered attendees will receive an emailed pre-circulated paper about one week before the event to facilitate a Q&A. Click on each event link for full event information, as well as to register.

Past events:

In spring 2021, Hard Histories hosted a series of book discussions featuring scholars who work on the histories of slavery and racism in the Maryland area. View these events on YouTube here.

Hard Histories Project Director Dr. Martha S. Jones also participated in an April 2021 “fireside chat” for a JHU Alumni Weekend event about the work that Hard Histories is doing, along with Hopkins Retrospective Program Manager Allison Seyler. The session also featured presentations from two of the undergraduate researchers in Dr. Jones’ spring 2021 Hard Histories research lab course. Click here to see the video of that event.