Helping all Virginians
tell their stories
Like everyone who participated in the Finding Wisdom community letterpress project with artist and printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
We’re currently seeking a Grants and Fellowships Coordinator and Center for the Book Associate to join our team.
A New Home for Virginia Humanities
In 2021, we’ll be opening a new humanities center in Dairy Central, Charlottesville’s historic Monticello Dairy building.
Learn how we’re helping Virginians connect with their history and culture.
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
Virginia Humanities grantee Elvatrice Belsches’ research into the life of this educator, community leader, and social activist is changing the historical landscape.
Maia Szalavitz, author of Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction, discusses the story of harm reduction and its potential to tame the opioid …
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This summer, Yahusef Medina joined the Virginia Humanities team as our new Associate Director of Community Initiatives. Previously, he served as a specialist in both education and juvenile justice and …
Hispanic Heritage Month takes place September 15 through October 15 and recognizes the achievements and contributions of Latin American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. This year, we’re highlighting …
Three new entries in EV shed light on some surprising aspects of the economics of slavery. Doug Sanford illuminates a little-understood aspect of slavery: the Hiring Out of the Enslaved. As he notes, “While less well-known than other facets of institutional slavery, hiring out of the enslaved was a common and long-standing arrangement throughout the […]
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