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.
In 2017, VFH’s Virginia Arts of the Book Center (VABC) completed Speaking in Faces, a type specimen book. It’s the first publication of its kind for VABC. The book showcases …
These three fellows—of the dozen typically in residence at VFH during an academic year—are each at work on a biography of a relatively unknown figure whose story illuminates an era.
David Bearinger remembers Frances Latimer and the important contribution she made to telling the story of African Americans on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
VFH Board Member Marcy Sims discusses the transformative power of books.