Public Humanities Fellows William and Abraham Gibson discuss their project examining Franklin County’s efforts to provide its children with an education in the early 20th century.
Traditionally people become licensed educators and then enter a classroom. Smita Mathur (James Madison University) and her colleagues took a different approach. They invited migrant farm workers to come teach …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …