The Lab at Hard Histories

Research Lab

Started in December 2020, the Hard Histories at Hopkins Lab undertakes research into the history of race and racism at Johns Hopkins University and Medicine. Our team includes undergraduate and graduate student researchers, graduate teaching assistants, and faculty engaged in archival research on select facets of our history. Our research critically examines often-told stories, near-myths, and silences, replacing them with new archival discoveries and analysis.

You can discover more about our research projects below.

Spring 2023:

  • Kamal Kaur, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Colored Orphan Asylum and the Girls Who Were Forgotten
  • Matt Palmer, Black Futures and the Hopkins Obstacle: Care and Education at the COA
  • Emma Petite, The Women of Baltimore Society and the John Hopkins Colored Orphan Asylum