Pocahontas and After
Indians of the Chesapeake Today and Yesterday Learn the true story of Pocahontas through presentations, readings, discussion and activities. Uncover how widely accepted misconceptions and stereotypes have rendered Indians of the Chesapeake nearly invisible. The Slover Library Foundation is partnering with VFH to present this workshop on Pocahontas’ life. The workshop is free and open to the public, but is […]
The Language Ghost
Linguistic Heritage and Collective Identity Among the Monacan Indians Karenne Wood, director of Virginia Indian programs at VFH, will participate as a guest speaker in the 2017 Alexandrian Society Spring Lecture, The Language Ghost: Linguistic Heritage and Collective Identity Among the Monacan Indians. The lecture will be part of the Alexandrian Society’s spring lecture symposium, […]
Indigenous Environmental Justice
Karenne Wood, director of Virginia Indian programs at VFH will participate in a panel during the symposium Beyond Representation: Creative and Critical Practice in the Environmental Humanities at UVA. Presented by the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures and the Center for Cultural Landscapes, the symposium will include interdisciplinary panels, workshops, and a reading by poet Cecily […]
The Abduction of Pocahontas (1619, Johann Theodor de Bry)
Prisoners of History
Pocahontas and American Indian Women in Cultural Context
On Friday March 17, 2017 Karenne Wood, director of Virginia Indian programs at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, delivered the keynote lecture at a conference in London marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas. The conference, Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017, was organized by the Institute for Historical Research at the University […]
Book artist Frank Brannon at work, sorting Cherokee syllabary type - Wikimedia Commons
Cherokee Printing: When Ross Landing Became Chattanooga
The Cherokee language is among the 50–90 percent of the world’s total languages anticipated to be extinct by the year 2100. The printing of Cherokee began just prior to the tumultuous time of the Trail of Tears. Join Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow Frank Brannon, an independent educator, scholar, and book artist, as he […]
The Science Museum of Virginia - David Bjorgen via Wikimedia Commons
Creative Change: Art, Music, and Climate Science
Karenne Wood, poet and director of VFH’s Virginia Indian Program, will participate in a discussion between artists and scientists. The panel discussion is part of “Creative Change”, a day-long event at the Science Museum of Virginia taking an interdisciplinary approach to climate science.
Removed to Watsini
A Brief History of Cherokee Printing Between 50 to 90 percent of the world’s total languages are anticipated to be extinct by 2100. Cherokee is one of them. Join book artist and VFH Fellow Frank Brannon as he describes the history of Cherokee printing, and an artist/scholar’s efforts to support the revitalization of an indigenous […]
Fishing Tales, a , limited edition letterpress book in English, Latin and Cherokee - Courtesy of Frank Brannon
The Lost Art of Cherokee Letterpress
In 2009, VFH fellow and book artist Frank Brannon, began work with the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee, Norther Carolina, to revitalize the nearly lost art of Cherokee letter press printing. Now, he talks about his with the Cherokee community, as well as history of the Cherokee written language itself.
Karenne Wood speaks at the LVA Virginia Women in History honor ceremony. Photo Credit to Pierre Courtois from Library of Virginia
Death and Dinner: Thoughts and Discussion about the Repatriation of Indigenous Remains and Objects
Karenne Wood, poet and director of VFH’s Virginia Indian Program, and Damien Shen, an Australian Aboriginal artist, will discuss their experiences with the repatriation of indigenous remains and objects to their places of origin. A discussion with Q and A will follow.