Photo by Pat Jarrett/VA Folklife Program
Filipino Traditions in Virginia
Approximately one million Filipinos have immigrated to the United States since the 1950s. In 2010, more than 90,000 Filipinos were living in Virginia. David Bearinger explores Filipino traditions in this installment in VFH’s Global Virginia series.
Caroline Shaw and the Future of Music
Until recently, Caroline Shaw was uncomfortable calling herself a composer–violin, singer, musician, sure. But not a composer.Then in 2013, her composition Partita for 8 Voices made her the youngest recipient ever of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Now she’s one of the most respected composers on the New Music scene and has been heralded as […]
A cargo of horses leaves a transport ship at St. Nazaire. Nearly 50,000 American horses left from Newport News. - Courtesy of the Quartermaster Museum
Remembering the Forgotten War
While researching and cataloging the many World War I memorials throughout Virginia, VFH fellow Lynn Rainville became fascinated with the extensive, and little explored, role that Virginia played in the Great War.
VFH Announces 2016-2017 Residential Fellowships and Upcoming Fellows Talks
Charlottesville, VA—Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) announces fourteen humanities scholars in residence during the 2016-2017 year. The Fellows, their affiliations, and projects are as follows. VFH 2016-2017 Residential Fellows Frank Brannon – Independent author, SpeakEasy Press, Charlottesville Will It Survive? A History of Cherokee Printing John Frank Brannon Jr. has been working with the […]
The History Guys, left to right Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers and Peter Onuf
BackStory Makes the Move Toward Digital First Strategy
BackStory with the American History Guys, produced by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, is pleased to announce a new format, as part of a digital-first shift, for its groundbreaking history storytelling show. The new BackStory will launch in 2017.
Virginia Folklife Presents “Tasty Licks: Virginia’s Food Traditions”
VFH’s Virginia Folklife Area and Stage announces its theme for the 2016 Richmond Folk Festival: “Tasty Licks: Virginia’s Food Traditions,” showcasing the diverse foodways of Virginia along with Virginia Folklife musical pairings.
Junot Diaz: Photo courtesy The American Library Association / Creative Commons
The Wondrous Junot Díaz
“The half-life of love is forever,” writes Yunior, the serial-cheater protagonist of Junot Díaz’s This Is How You Lose Her. In this special episode of VFH’s With Good Reason, we talk with the Pulitzer Prize winning author about love, loss, and his New Jersey childhood. Díaz’s characters are not perfect people—they’re nerds, outsiders, and antiheroes–but […]