This year, the Virginia Africana Associates annual conference was presented as an online keynote lecture on October 23, 2020, by Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts …
The air is crisp, and the first hints of color are showing in the Blue Ridge, which means that pumpkin spice lattes and the fifty-ninth U.S. presidential election must be… Read More»
Many of us spent the summer fishing. But could overfishing be changing fish genetics?
Everyone remembers things differently. WGR takes you from D.C. to Poland for the many ways of commemorating the Holocaust.
Jim Crow continues to impact the American labor market, and COVID-19 is making the workplace increasingly inequitable for women of all races.
At its best, history opens a window in time that helps illuminate the past and the present. Such is Encyclopedia Virginia’s new entry on the long-forgotten Norfolk and Portsmouth Yellow Fever Epidemic… Read More»
Virginia Humanities announced today that the film, Mapping Virginia’s Slave Dwellings, has been awarded a National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter Emmy Award in the category “Historical / Cultural: Program Feature.” …
There are many kinds of movement and migration, forced and otherwise. Arrival is a perpetual state of becoming for the people in transit and the nations where they arrive.
As Encyclopedia Virginia director Peter Hedlund recently noted here on the EV blog, we are committed to revising existing entries to eliminate racial bias and better reflect new historical understandings of key moments in Virginia history.… Read More»
At the confluence of the James and Rivana Rivers in Virginia sits a Monacan site. Monacan Chief Kenneth Branham walks us through the site of what was once the village …