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 …
We’re trying something new at Encyclopedia Virginia and invite you to participate. EV’s mission is to provide a free, reliable multimedia resource that tells the inclusive story of Virginia for those who seek to understand how the past informs the present and future. While we’ve been fortunate and grateful to receive financial support from a […]
On some level, every book is an act of translation. Kyoko Mori has spent her career as a writer looking back at her Japanese upbringing through the lens of her American life. And she understands that writers have very little control over how a reader will translate a story into their own context.
Our new entry on the Virginia History and Textbook Commission explores another facet of the Commonwealth’s mid-twentieth century effort to hold back the hands of time in a country that was moving toward desegregation. Like the Massive Resistance campaign that shut down public schools in some Virginia communities rather than comply with the Brown v. […]
Rural communities have faced economic hardship and population decline. Chris Kukk and Sheri McGuire recently created the SEED Innovation Hub in Farmville, Virginia to spark rural entrepreneurship and bring innovative ideas to life.
Fifty years after the last atmospheric nuclear tests on American soil, radioactive elements remain in our food supply. Jim Kaste says the honey is especially hot.
Encyclopedia Virginia has been online for almost 14 years. Recently, we’ve been taking time to think about how and why we do what we do. We have begun to revisit our editorial processes and older entries as we work to tell the inclusive history of Virginia. As a part of that self-reflection, we’re interested in learning […]
by Pat Jarrett Always held during the first full week of August, the 86th Old Fiddlers’ Convention drew thousands to Galax earlier this month. The convention, sometimes called simply Galax …
By Katy Clune Five months ago I started work as state folklorist and director of the Virginia Folklife Program here at Virginia Humanities. My intent this first year is to …
Decisions about parenting–when to parent, whether to parent–have been in the news a lot lately.