April 2021

Tracking the Global Pandemic

Ensheng Dong, the creator of the world-famous Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Dashboard, will reveal its origins, explain how it achieves the historic feat of tracking the pandemic in real-time, and show the impact that it has had on public health and policy.

March 2021

Conservation Mission Impossible?

Terry Drayman-Weisser, Conservator Emerita of the Walters Art Museum, will recount efforts to preserve Iraq's heritage after the 2003 looting of the National Museum in Baghdad, and after more recent destruction of pre-Islamic sites and artifacts by ISIS.

February 2021

Lynchings in Maryland

Will Schwarz, an Emmy award-winning non-fiction filmmaker, will unveil the sordid history of racial terror lynching in Maryland, and teach us about the truth & reconciliation efforts made since then by groups like the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project.

January 2021

Healthcare & Hypersegregation

Graham Mooney, of Johns Hopkins' Department of the History of Medicine, will help us unearth the differential impact of acute and chronic disease on communities of color, with a focus on COVID-19 disparities in Baltimore City.

December 2020

Pirates of the Chesapeake

The U.S. Center of Military History's Dr. Jamie Goodall took us through the fascinating history of intrigue and plunder perpetrated by the scoundrels who thrived during the golden age of piracy in our very own Chesapeake.

November 2020

A Tale of Two Baltimores

University of Maryland Prof. Howell Baum, and Antero Pietila of Baltimore Sun fame, gave us a nuanced, detailed look at the history as well as the legacy of Baltimore City's redlining and school desegregation policies.

October 2020

Women's Suffrage & Equality

Denise Koch, one of Baltimore's most respected news anchors, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification with a presentation and Q&A on the historic struggle for women's equality.

September 2020

The Whirlwind Before Us

Franklin & Marshall Prof. Stephen Medvic, and Goucher Prof. Daniel Marcus, brought us an analysis of the 2020 presidential election, with a focus on the effects of incumbency and the political worldviews of key voting blocs.

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