A National Arts & Humanities Month Op-Ed by Reed Dibich – The drive towards optimizing pre-professional pursuits in education is unrelenting: what exactly can you do with a humanities degree after graduation? Every October, as we celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month, I am reminded of these arguments. Why not study something useful like economics, data science, or engineering? What’s more, graduates in these fields appear to enjoy higher salaries in their first jobs. Are the humanities, therefore, a bad career move?
The consecutive terrorist attack on two mosques in Churchchrist, New Zealand was streamed live on Facebook. Within 24 hours, an AI tool was able to delete millions of copies of the footage. Ariel Pinto is working to further develop AI tools that find and delete terrorism online.
The dangers of industrial agriculture are no secret. Its harms – excessive water consumption, polluting fertilizers, monstrous carbon emissions, and unsustainable land use – are consistently written off in the …
It’s a wrap on Encyclopedia Virginia‘s first giving campaign, and we would like to thank everyone who made it a success. Whether you gave a gift, attended our EntryPoint event, told us why EV was meaningful to you, or simply visited the site, we are so grateful for your support and your role in our […]
David Robbins My name is David Robbins and I am an intern here at Virginia Humanities. I was graced with the opportunity work with a few of the different programs …
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.