By Nora Pehrson Karen Chase is a 2019 Virginia Humanities Fellow in residence at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. She is working on a forthcoming book, Eliza! Eliza! A …
Minority Millennials and the Rise of “Religious Nones”
By Nora Pehrson April Manalang is an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Norfolk State University, where she teaches classes on citizenship, race, religion, and immigration. As a Virginia Humanities …
Announcing Nine Fellowships
The Fellowship program at Virginia Humanities awards stipends and offices to scholars and writers each year for one or more semesters. More than 350 individuals have been awarded a residential …
As Tangier disappears, Virginia Humanities thinks about how to preserve the island and why that’s important.
Stories of the Peaks
Susan Bratton is Professor of Environmental Studies and a Fellow of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. This fall, Bratton is a Virginia Humanities …
Archives, Poetry, & Perspectives on American History
Brenda Marie Osbey is an author of poetry and prose nonfiction in English and French. This fall, she is the Emilia Galli Struppa Fellow at Virginia Humanities and a visiting professor …
Front Porches of the Dead
VFH Residential Fellow Alison Bell teaches anthropology at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Bell has been studying cemeteries in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and says that in the 1980s a shift started happening in these spaces where the living and the dead come together. Bell recently sat down with Trey Mitchell, director of web communications at VFH, to discuss her work.
Eleven Scholars in Residence
Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia Humanities is pleased to announce eleven new Residential Fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Residential Fellowship program affords scholars the time, space, and access to …
Uncovering the Story of an Enslaved Woman at Lumpkin’s Jail
Virginia Humanities Fellow Kristen Green is working on a book that will tell the story of Mary Lumpkin, an enslaved woman who is believed to have given birth to at least five children fathered by Robert Lumpkin.
Making the Digital Physical
In 1996, Virginia Humanities Fellow Katherine McNamara started one of the earliest online literary journals, Archipelago. She recently partnered with UVA’s Rare Book School to produce an exhibit — An Archipelago of Readers: Forming a Literary Culture in Digital Media — that tells the story of this pioneering digital publication.
NPR’s Lulu Miller, a Fellow at VFH, reads an excerpt from her forthcoming book, ‘Why Fish Don’t Exist’. Her reading is set to the live musical accompaniment of Wes Swing.
The End of Mormon Polygamy
Jane Barnes is an independent scholar in residence at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. In 2007 she was the writer for the Frontline/American Experience documentary The Mormons and in 2012 …