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January 2022 Grant Deadline Replaced with Rolling Grant Expansion
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We aim to share the stories of all Virginians—or, better yet, help people share their own stories.
We create opportunities for civic dialogue and the exchange of ideas.
We want all Virginians to connect with their history and culture.
We’re helping Virginians understand our past so we can better shape our future.
News and Events
Op-Ed by Sylvester Johnson – I often ponder the future of the humanities in higher education. Humanities and liberal arts departments have long been compared to STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programs and found wanting. Ironically, the rise of technology and the success of STEM education are creating a steep demand for humanist leaders in every sector.
Kate Doughty discusses her debut novel, The Follower, with Christopher Tilghman. A spine-tingling YA thriller based on a true story, The Follower examines the implications of what it is to …
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Friends, please join us merrily–verily or virtually–for the 25th anniversary of the book arts in Virginia! Virginia Center for the Book is celebrating with a special Raucous Auction this year–the Masked Ball–a limited ticket event which you can attend on Thursday, November 4 from 5:30-7PM…or participate in a live online silent auction at any time during the month of October in the runup to the auction.
Join Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patricia Miller in conversation with Woody Holton about his much-anticipated new book Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution. In this sweeping reassessment of the American …
Get to Know Our New Director of Education – This summer, Emma Ito joined the Virginia Humanities team as our first-ever Director of Education. In her previous role at the Library of Virginia, she spearheaded an initiative to research Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) history in the library’s collections and engaged with community members both across the state and nationally to highlight APIDA experiences through programming and outreach.
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