Humanities Research Center hosts Bob Woodward

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Humanities Research Center hosts Bob Woodward

Before a crowd of more than 1,300 at Virginia Commonwealth University on Tuesday, legendary journalist Bob Woodward — author of the bestselling “Fear: Trump in the White House” — described a “nervous breakdown” in the executive branch and suggested the Trump administration is waging a “war on truth.” “What is going on in the White […]

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Declaring Freedom from a Founding Father: The Life of Ona Judge and Her Escape From the Washingtons

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 6:00 p.m. Auditorium, VCU Institute for Contemporary Art 601 West Broad Street Erica Armstrong Dunbar Professor of History Rutgers University Sponsored by the Humanities Research Center in partnership with the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art Admission is free by ticket available at icavcu.org/lectures/lecture-dunbar.

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Truth, Freedom of Expression, Democracy and the Age of the American Presidency

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.) NEW LOCATION: W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts* 922 Park Avenue A conversation with Bob Woodward, legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, author and associate editor of The Washington Post *In the event that the Singleton Center is filled to capacity, a video of […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Incoronata Inserra

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 4:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Room 250) Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue Global Tarantella: Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances Incoronata (Nadia) Inserra Assistant Professor Department of Focused Inquiry University College Examining tarantella’s changing image and role among Italians and Italian Americans, Dr. Inserra illuminates how factors like tourism, […]

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Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law and Fascination in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 4:00 p.m. Clare Sears Associate Professor of Sociology San Francisco State University Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Room 250) This event is part of the speaker series “Gender TRANSgressions, Past and Present” that began in fall 2017 and continues through this semester. Sponsored by the Humanities Research […]

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True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Monday, October 29, 2018 4:00 p.m. Globe 1030J, 830 West Grace Street Emily Skidmore Associate Professor of History Texas Tech University This event is part of the speaker series “Gender TRANSgressions, Past and Present” that began in fall 2017 and continues through this semester. Sponsored by the Humanities Research Center with co-sponsorship by the Office […]

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Rumi’s Poetry and His Vision of Love Among Faith Traditions

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4:00 p.m. Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Fariba Enteshari Founder and Executive Director of the Rumi Educational Center Sponsored by the Humanities Research Center in partnership with the program in Religious Studies and the Powell-Edwards Lecture Series in Religion and the Arts Admission is free and all are welcome.

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Making Fairyland in Twentieth-Century Miami: Gender, Sexual and Racial Transgressions

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 4:00 p.m. VCU Globe 1030J, 830 West Grace Street Julia Capó Jr. Associate Professor of History University of Massachusetts at Amherst This event is part of the speaker series “Gender TRANSgressions, Past and Present” that began in fall 2017 and continues through this semester. Sponsored by the Humanities Research Center with […]

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Transgender Vlogs on Thailand: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment Surgery

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Room 250) Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue Aren Aizura Assistant Professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies University of Minnesota This event is part of the speaker series “Gender TRANSgressions, Past and Present” that began in fall 2017 and continues through this semester. Sponsored by […]

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Demystifying the Muslim Dress Code: Identity Negotiations and Resistance Among Muslim Women

Thursday, November 29, 2018 4:00 pm Richmond Salons I & II University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Avenue Featuring presentations by student researchers from RELS 371: Women In Islam, taught by Dr. Samaneh Oladi Ghadikolaei, and a talk by: Mona Haydar Emerging Rapper, Activist and Artist “Barbarican: Ruminations On Otherness And Oneness” Sponsored by the Humanities […]

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