In 1908, the U.S.S. Albatross set off on a research expedition to the newly acquired U.S. colony of the Philippines. Today, Kent Carpenter is studying the more than 80,000 fish samples collected by the Albatross to uncover how overfishing is actually changing fish genetics. Carpenter has been named an Outstanding Faculty member by The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patti Miller in conversation with Julie Richter of William & Mary and Ren Tolson of Colonial Williamsburg to explore the life of Thomas/in Hall.
City temperatures transcend climate change and reach deep into some of our nation’s most troublesome history.
In November, our Encyclopedia Virginia published a new entry on the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia. We talked to Chief Lynette Allston about what the Nottoway tribe looks like today and what it meant to be part of the group of tribal members who created the new entry.
As Encyclopedia Virginia (EV) said goodbye to longtime media editor extraordinaire Donna Lucey in 2022, we asked Donna to share some of her favorite images and objects from the thousands …
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.
Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patti Miller and Nottoway tribal citizens Rufus Kelly and Beth Roach discuss EV’s new entry on the history and culture of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia and the …
Cauline Yates was at a family reunion the first time she heard she was a descendant of Thomas Jefferson. In 2019, she was asked to help develop the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia. With Good Reason producer Matt Darroch has the story.
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 …