Do you want to learn more about Johns Hopkins history? Hopkins Retrospective has helped with the creation of online and physical exhibits that explore different aspects of the history of our university.
These exhibits—all of which have been developed by students, archivists, curators, and historians—have uncovered aspects of our university’s history and highlighted the experiences of our community members. They combine historic photographs, documents, and interviews to make this history accessible.
In 2014, students from the Hopkins Program in Museums and Society explored the history of the Homewood campus alongside experts in heritage studies. In a hands-on, exploratory course, they developed “A Sense of Place,” a series of ten interpretive signs that highlight locations around campus and explain their significance in Hopkins and Baltimore history. The signs, produced through a partnership with environmental design students at the Maryland Institute College of Art, were installed in September 2014.