Newman’s book wins gold medal 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award

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Newman’s book wins gold medal 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award

“A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica,” (Yale University Press) by Brooke N. Newman, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of History in the College of Humanities and Sciences, has won a 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award. Newman’s book won the gold medal in the category of world history. The awards are intended to bring increased […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Christine Cynn

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Prevention: Gender, Sexuality, HIV, and the Media in Côte d’Ivoire Christine Cynn Assistant Professor Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies College of Humanities and Sciences Wednesday, January 23, 2019 4pm Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Room 250), Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue In 2016, approximately 70% of people living around the […]

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Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Michael Guasco

Thursday, January 31, 2019 “1619: Rethinking the History of Africans and Slavery in Early America” Michael Guasco Associate Professor of History, Davidson College, and author of Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014) Thursday, January 31, 2019 4:00 PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors Series in Local Libraries

February 5 – May 14, 2019 VCU’s authors visit local libraries to speak on a variety of topics. The complete schedule is below. Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement Henrico County Tuckahoe Library – Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 PM Henrico County Libbie Mill Library – Monday, April 15, 7:00 PM Henrico […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Myrl Beam

Wednesday February 6, 2019 Gay Inc.: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics The Humanities Research Center and VCU Libraries proudly present: Myrl Beam Assistant Professor Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies College of Humanities and Sciences Wednesday February 6, 2019 4pm Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Room 250), Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue In this bold […]

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Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Rebecca Goetz

Thursday, February 21, 2019 “Race and Christianity in Early Virginia” Rebecca Goetz Associate Professor of History, New York University, and author of The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012) Thursday, February 21, 2019 4:00 PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue 2019 marks the four hundredth anniversary […]

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Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Alan Taylor

Thursday, March 28, 2019 “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832” Alan Taylor Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Chair in the University of Virginia’s Corcoran Department of History, author of numerous books about the colonial period, the American Revolution, and the Early Republic, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 and 2014 Thursday, […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Jennifer Rhee

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor Jennifer Rhee Associate Professor of English Tuesday, April 16, 2019 4:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Room 250), Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue In this absorbing and insightful book, Jennifer Rhee traces the provocative and productive connections of contemporary robots […]

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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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