Connective labor is disappearing. Professions that rely on connecting humans — like teaching or therapists — are being automated. Allison Pugh (University of Virginia) says that this is dangerous not only for people’s pockets, but for their overall wellbeing. And: A million poor men migrate to the Gulf for unskilled jobs every year. Andrea Wright (William & Mary) says that the Indian government sees this as an opportunity, but also a mark against India in the international imaginary.
Hip-hop artist Geonoah Davis was born and raised in Big Stone Gap, and he is making it his mission to build a supportive community for artists like him—artists that do not fall into stereotypical Appalachian categories.
The Greater Bristol Folk Arts & Culture Team is thrilled to announce the recipients of its grant and fellowship program to support folk arts and culture in the region.
Women & Old-Time Fiddling Betty Vornbrock says music fans around her Carroll County home are unique: They are not necessarily accustomed to being performed to. Instead, with the preponderance of …
The 14th Annual Brown Teacher Institute will focus on research and projects on local stories and histories that have typically been hidden or neglected from mainstream narratives.
The five apprenticeship teams represent artforms with centuries-old roots in Virginia—African American storytelling and music, as well as old time fiddling—as well as the dance and music of Bolivia and Puerto Rico.
PhD Candidate Perri Meldon shares her research into the cultural and ecological histories of Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp.
Listen to two sets from Wytheville Community College’s Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree, and enjoy a tall tale by Thornton Spencer.
Virginia Humanities Public Humanities Fellow and author Linda Janet Holmes delivers an inspiring talk on her latest book, Safe in a Midwife’s Hands. As a writer, independent scholar, and long-time …
Emma Ito, director of education at Virginia Humanities, shares her reading recommendations for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
This story is part of a series highlighting stories from the front lines of local news reporting in Virginia. It is presented as part of the Virginia Local News Summit, co-hosted with the …