Humanities at Work

Applying the humanities to contemporary human questions.

Take a look at "What We Do" on this statewide map of VFH activities.

Community Programs


We've sponsored...

The Human Computers Project
A VFH grant explores the largely untold story of hundreds of women, known as "human computers" who performed the complex calculations needed by the American space program.
Invisible Thread: The Story of Peanuts in Western Tidewater
VFH has awarded a series of grants to support the development of a documentary film exploring the history of peanuts.
A Conversation with Laura Browder
A writer helps bridge the gap between military veterans and the public.

And More...

  • Other Funding Opportunities

    VFH Fellows Program is open to independent and affiliated scholars, professionals, and others working on projects in the humanities.

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With Good Reason

With Good Reason is a weekly public radio show featuring scholars in lively conversation about their work in literature, science, history, politics and the arts.

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VFH offers fellowships to scholars & writers whose research engages the public in intellectual and artistic discovery.


Digital Initiatives

Encyclopedia Virginia is a dynamic online publication that connects anyone anywhere to Virginia's history and culture.

edUi is an annual conference for web professionals working with institutions of learning to produce more usable and accessible online resources.

Documents Compass provides tools and expertise to create digital editions of historical and literary documents.