Rage, Resistance & Response in The Infamous Rosalie
Join Ima Hicks, Assistant Professor of Languages and Literature at Virginia Union University, for “Rage, Resistance & Response in The Infamous Rosalie,” a talk highlighting the research she conducted on the novel as a Virginia Humanities HBCU Scholars Fellow.
Announcing Our Class of 2023 K-12 Educator Fellows
We’re pleased to announce our newest cohort of K-12 Educator Fellows, administered to educators from all around Virginia committed to teaching the humanities.
Announcing a New Online Resource for Humanities Educators
We’re excited to announce the launch of a new website that hosts our K-12 Educator Fellows’ completed work. Our goal is for the website to serve as a hub for humanities instructors looking to strengthen their classroom learning experiences.
Regarding VA’s Proposed SOLs for History and Social Sciences
A Letter from Executive Director Matthew Gibson – As the state humanities council for over forty-five years, Virginia Humanities has always advocated for the humanities. Sometimes topics in the humanities—such as history and how it is taught—intersect with public policy.
More Than Moonshine
Exploring the History of Public Education in Franklin County
William Gibson and his son Abe Gibson are working together on a new Public Humanities Fellowship that promises to shine a light on a neglected part of the history of Franklin County.
Who Controls the Past: The Virginia History and Textbook Commission
In this webinar from September 21, 2022, EV editor Patti Miller talks with Adam Dean, PhD, professor of History at the University of Lynchburg, and Ashley Spivey, PhD, a member of the …
Helping Teens Make Sense of the Refugee Experience
An innovative program uses the imaginary world of “Fruitopia” to help refugee and non-refugee teens better understand each other.
A generous grant from the Mellon Foundation has changed the game for many Richmond area high schoolers. Janelle Marshall and her team are helping get students enrolled, and sticking beside them all the way until the finish line.
Unforgettable: Jackson P. Burley High School 1951-1967
This April, author Lucille Stout Smith will give a public talk at New Dominion Bookshop about her book Unforgettable: Jackson P. Burley High School 1951-1967. Smith’s book explores the history …
Join the Fluvanna NAACP Branch on the last Saturday in February for a virtual discussion about the upcoming film Reconstructed:The Rebuilding of African American Communities Through Faith and Education. During …
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Mary Awkard Fairfax
Join us for the unveiling of a new exhibit honoring the life, work, and legacy of beloved Lucy F. Simms and Waterman Elementary school teacher and community leader Mary Awkard …