History student is creating 3D images to make Agecroft Hall’s collection more accessible

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History student is creating 3D images to make Agecroft Hall’s collection more accessible

Sitting on a rotating turntable is a small wooden game called Nine Men’s Morris, part of the collection of Agecroft Hall & Gardens, a historic house museum within a Tudor manor that was brought to Richmond in the 1920s piece by piece from Manchester, England. Joshua Dow, a Virginia Commonwealth University history graduate student, is […]

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VCU history professor featured in Sammy Davis Jr. documentary airing on PBS

A new feature-length documentary, “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me,” that debuted this week as part of PBS’ “American Masters” series, features Virginia Commonwealth University history professor Emilie Raymond, Ph.D., an expert on 20th-century American politics and culture and author of “Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement.” The documentary — […]

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International Sex Tourism 1750-Present

Alongside the rise of globalization has been an increasing growth of international tourism for the purpose of “exotic” sex. International sex tourism has become a booming industry, but it is not a new phenomenon. A new course taught by Christopher Ewing, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of History in the College of Humanities and Sciences, explores the […]

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History students uncover biographical information about Virginians killed in Vietnam War

Engraved on the Virginia War Memorial’s Shrine of Memory are the names of 1,303 Virginians killed in the Vietnam War. Of these, however, only 186 have pictures and complete biographical information. This fall, graduate students in a Virginia Commonwealth University history course are conducting research on a number of these names, digging through databases, searching government records, contacting […]

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Making Sense of the Burr Conspiracy

October 3, 2018 5:30 p.m. Cabell Lecture Hall, 3rd floor Speaker: James E. Lewis Jr. Kalamazoo College One of the most celebrated and controversial trials of the nineteenth century took place in Richmond in 1807. The defendant was Aaron Burr—Revolutionary War hero, slayer of Alexander Hamilton and former vice president of the United States. The most important […]

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Race, Racism, and Identity in the Era of Trump

Tuesday, April 24 2 PM FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE TO WAKANDA: Race, Racism, and Identity in the Era of Trump presented by Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Associate Professor in the Department of History at The Ohio State University. View the event flyer. This lecture is free and open to the public. It is organized by the Alexandrian […]

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Diversity Drives Decision for Navy Veteran to Become Ram

When students walk in to VCU’s Military Student Services they may be met by work-study student Britney M. Subbs. According to co-workers, her contagious smile and positive, outgoing demeanor are a great first impression for anyone who may walk through the door. A smiling face and bubbly personality may not be what one might associate […]

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Blake Lecture: Ghosts and the Conversion of Europe

Thursday, April 20 7:30 PM James Branch Cabell Library, Room 303 901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284 The speaker will be Dr. Nancy Mandeville Caciola, Professor of History from the University of San Diego, where she is the Director of UCSD’s program for the study of religion. Her lecture title is: Ghosts and the Conversion […]

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America’s First Catholic President

March 22, 2017 1:30 PM Richmond Salons III-IV University Student Commons America’s First Catholic President: The Presidential Election of 1908 and the Backlash That Followed Dr. John Kneebone, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History Fake news and rumors caused many Americans after the presidential election of 1908 to fear that William Howard Taft was the agent of a […]

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Native American History Month Speaker

November 14, 4:00 PM Student Commons Virginia Rooms C&D Alan Gallay, Lyndon B. Johnson Chair of History at Texas Christian University, will speak on The Parameters of Colonialism: Conceptualizing American Indians in Elizabethan England as part of the History Department’s Native American History Month observances. Contact Greg Smithers at gdsmithers@vcu.edu for more information

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