Bolivian dancers, Columbia Pike Festival, Arlington, Virginia. PHOTO BY LLOYD WOLF.
Announcing Twelve New Grants
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) announces $65,200 in recent grants to twelve nonprofit organizations in support of public humanities programs for audiences throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. The VFH Grant Program responds directly to the interests and concerns of local communities in Virginia, as well as to the needs of the educational organizations that […]
Artist's rendering of the Virginia Indian Tribute
Mantle: The Virginia Indian Tribute
By David Bearinger The heart of downtown Richmond was strangely quiet as more than 200 people, led by the chiefs of Virginia’s Native tribes, stepped forward to spread tobacco over a freshly turned plot of ground. On this bright Saturday morning in late June, members of Virginia’s eleven state-recognized tribes, joined by long-time friends and […]
Lee Park dedication - Cville Images
History Writ Aright
By Brendan Wolfe, editor Encyclopedia Virginia What does that even mean, history writ aright? Aside from it being a quotation from a speech I recently read, I mean. It’s a question I’ve wondered about, and worried about, as we’ve all debated here in Charlottesville, in Virginia, and across the country about what to do with Confederate monuments. Now, […]
VFH’s BackStory Celebrates Episode 200!
For more than nine years, BackStory, produced by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, has taken its audience on an exploration of the history behind today’s headlines. Created by Andrew Wyndham and first introduced as a “Car Talk”-style monthly radio show in 2008, BackStory then featured noted historians Peter Onuf, Ed Ayers, and Brian Balogh as […]
The Richmond Sessions
By Legendary Artist Sherman Holmes
VFH’s Virginia Folklife Program produces The Richmond Sessions, by legendary artist Sherman Holmes – Special guests include Sammy Shelor, Rob Ickes, and Joan Osborne On July 21, musician Sherman Holmes will release his first solo recording in his more than fifty-year career. The Richmond Sessions by the Sherman Holmes Project carries on the spirit of the revered […]
Meet VFH Board Member Mark Habeeb
Mark Habeeb lives in Arlington, VA and teaches at Georgetown University in the graduate school of foreign service where he specializes in international negation and conflict management and mediation.
Recently, Mark sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about the connections between the humanities, social sciences, and hard sciences.
Route One Reads Selects Sing for Your Life
Summer reading program
For the third consecutive year, VFH’s Virginia Center for the Book is participating in the Route One Reads initiative. Route One Reads is a multi-state summer reading program for adults that’s part of the national Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Route One Reads invites readers to pack a tote bag of […]
What do the humanities mean to you?
Here at VFH, we see the humanities as a force for good in the world. The humanities help people share their stories and learn about the experiences of others. They foster understanding and dialogue. They engage us in diverse cultures and connect us with one another, despite (and sometimes because of) our differences. The humanities […]
Susan R. Colpitts
Meet VFH Board Member Susan Colpitts
Susan R. Colpitts is a Founder of Signature Family Wealth Advisors with a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in accounting.
Recently, Susan sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about her love for liberal arts and the importance of the humanities in establishing a sense of place.