Fellows Talks

Our Fellows present their research and writing projects during lunchtime talks during the Fall and Spring academic semesters, typically every other Tuesday. These presentations—free and open to the public—are offered during the lunch hour, between noon and 1 pm, at the VFH Conference Center at 145 Ednam Drive. A casual lunch is provided for attendees.

A sampling of recent talks have included presentations on the events of 1963 in Danville associated with the Civil Rights Movement, the classics and African American literature and the pivotal events of 1948 in Palestine.

Fall 2015 Semester talks are listed below, and upcoming talks can also be found on the VFH Events Calendar.

September 22 – Emma Edmunds
The 1963 Danville Civil Rights Movement:
The Protests, the People, the Stories

October 6 – Charlie Thompson
Border Odyssey:
Travels Along the U.S. Mexico Divide

October 20 – Carolyn Eastman
The Strange Genius of Mr. O:
Oratory and Transatlantic Fame in Early America

November 3 – Don Debats
The Alexandria Chronicles: When PBS Meets Poll Books
An Election Day Story in Advance of Mercy Street Debut

November 17 – Greg O’Malley
The Escapes of David George:
One Man’s Struggle with Slavery and Freedom in the Revolutionary Era

December 1 – Preston Lauterbach
Eight Days on Beale Street:
The FBI and MLK, Spring ‘68