After new episodes drop, fans of TV shows from The Bachelor to Grey’s Anatomy take to social media to dissect what they just saw. And the twittersphere isn’t just venting about plot twists and love interests–sometimes there are bigger issues at hand. Dr. Morgan Smalls says that shows like Insecure and Being Mary Jane that feature Black women protagonists and majority Black casts inspire important conversations about race on social media.
Kate Doughty discusses her debut novel, The Follower, with Christopher Tilghman. A spine-tingling YA thriller based on a true story, The Follower examines the implications of what it is to …
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For Scholars Affiliated with Virginia’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities
This fall, Virginia Humanities is launching a new fellowship open to Black, Indigenous, and other scholars of Color affiliated with Virginia’s HBCUs. These fellowships, made possible through a grant from Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, will provide up to nine months of funding for scholars interested in the humanities and human-related social sciences.
Encyclopedia Virginia is thrilled to welcome Woody Holton for a virtual conversation about his much-anticipated new book Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution on Friday, October 29, at 12 PM. In this sweeping reassessment of the American Revolution, Holton shows how the founders were influenced by overlooked Americans—women, Native Americans, African Americans, and religious […]
Op-Ed by Sylvester Johnson – I often ponder the future of the humanities in higher education. Humanities and liberal arts departments have long been compared to STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programs and found wanting. Ironically, the rise of technology and the success of STEM education are creating a steep demand for humanist leaders in every sector.
Over the past two years, between our normal grant programs and the CARES Act and SHARP grant programs, we have awarded nearly $2.5 million to Virginia’s cultural nonprofits. To allow …
Erik Neil takes us through a Chrysler Museum exhibit that explored the inherent conflict between Jefferson’s pursuit of liberty and democracy and his use of enslaved laborers to construct his monuments.
Get to Know Our New Director of Education – This summer, Emma Ito joined the Virginia Humanities team as our first-ever Director of Education. In her previous role at the Library of Virginia, she spearheaded an initiative to research Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) history in the library’s collections and engaged with community members both across the state and nationally to highlight APIDA experiences through programming and outreach.