History Department presents “Cabaret”

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History Department presents “Cabaret”

Friday, March 20th at noon (run-time 124 min.) History Department conference room Guest Presenter: Dr. Carolyn Eastman This film about Weimar Germany is oriented around a louche nightclub called the Kit Kat and puts the history of sexuality front stage: it brings together the extravagant American singer Sally (Liza Minnelli) with a shy gay British […]

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VCU Professor Wins Major Humanities Award

Dr. Brian Daugherity, an assistant professor in the College of Humanities and Sciences’ Department of History, has received a one-year, $175,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide school teachers with an in-depth look at civil rights in Virginia. Two groups of 35 school teachers each will take part in the program, […]

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Call for Submissions: “Emancipation, Freedom and Independence.”

The VCU School of World Studies, Global Education Office and Department of History are seeing proposals for their 18th Annual Student Research Conference, “Emancipation, Freedom and Independence.” Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, we invite graduate and undergraduate students to submit proposals for 15-minute presentations on topics related to the concepts of Freedom and Independence in […]

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Legal Culture in the Post-Revolutionary South

The Department of History with generous support from The Society of the Cincinnati presents “Legal Culture in the Post-Revolutionary South” by Laura Edwards, Professor of History at Duke University. Her research focuses on women, gender, and the law in the nineteenth-century South. In addition to articles on these topics, she has published three books: Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of […]

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Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

  Make plans to attend “Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation” featuring Louis P. Masur, Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The event is held as part of VCU’s Year of Freedom. Professor Masur is a cultural historian whose publications include books on capital punishment, the first World Series, a […]

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Year of Freedom Panel Discussion

In 2012‐2013 Virginia Commonwealth University sponsors a Year of Freedom: Confronting Our Past, Facing Our Future as the university’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and Emancipation. The American Civil War and Emancipation constitute the most important events in American history, and Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy, was ground […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. John Kneebone, Chair of the Department of History

Dr. John Kneebone is the new Chair of the VCU Department of History. Dr. Kneebone replaced Dr. Bernard Moitt, who served as chair since July 2006. Dr. Kneebone becomes Chair effective July 1, 2012. Dr. Kneebone is associate professor of History. He previously taught at Princeton and Harvard Universities and at the University of Alabama. […]

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Dr. Bernard Moitt leads study abroad program in Barbados for 12th year

VCU faculty are leading more than two dozen study abroad opportunities this summer.  Most are full, but it’s not too late to start thinking about next year. For the 12th year, Dr. Bernard Moitt, Chair of the History Department, will lead a study abroad program in Barbados. Atlantic History and Culture in Barbados July 15 […]

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Congratulations 2011 VCU Graduates!

Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 21.  For more on all things commencement, see the Commencement Website. The College of Humanities and Sciences will host a reception (cookies and punch) for our graduates from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms, 2nd Floor. College of Humanities and […]

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First Lecture in Spring Blake Speaker Series in the History of Christianity on Feb 24

The Spring 2011 William E. and Miriam S. Blake Speaker Series in the History of Christianity will bring three noted scholars to campus.  The lectures are free and open to the public.   First Blake Series spring lecture: Paul M. Blowers, Ph.D.  Paul M. Blowers, Ph.D. will present the lecture “Between Revulsion and Empathy: The Reinvention of […]

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