Meet VCU’s Authors: Brooke Newman

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Brooke Newman

Thursday, December 6, 2018 4:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Room 250) Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race and Sex in Colonial Jamaica Brooke Newman Associate Professor of History and Associate Director of the Humanities Research Center Dr. Newman’s new book provides a major reassessment of the development of race and […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Bernard Means

Wednesday April 25, 2018 7:00 pm Bernard Means, Instructor of Anthropology On the Rooftop of the World: 3D Archaeology in Far North India The state of Uttarakhand in northern India is known as the “Land of the Gods” because of the numerous pilgrimage centers scattered across this rugged landscape, situated in the foothills of the […]

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HRC Spring 2018 Speaker Series: Liz Covart

Wednesday February 21, 2018 The Ben Franklin’s World Project: Podcasting and the Future of Digital History Liz Covart Digital Projects Editor, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and host of the award-winning Ben Franklin’s World History Podcast Wednesday February 21, 2018 4:00pm Multipurpose Room (Second Floor), Cabell Library

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HRC Spring Speaker Series: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer

Tuesday March 27, 2018 Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip-Hop in the United States Su’ad Abdul Khabeer Associate Professor of American Culture and Arab and Muslim American Studies, University of Michigan Tuesday March 27, 2018 4.00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall The Virginia Commonwealth University Powell-Edwards Lecture Series in Religion and the Arts is sponsored by […]

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2018 Spring Speaker Series: Stefano Adamo

Thursday April 12, 2018 The Humanities Respond!  Literary and Cinematic Depictions of the 2007 Financial Crisis Stefano Adamo  Assistant Professor of Italian Culture, University of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina Thursday April 12, 2018 4:00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall

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Overflow Crowd Hears Junot Diaz

Over five hundred people, not just students and professors but members of the public as well, filled the VCU Cabell Library lecture hall last night with an electric energy of anticipation and vibrating hum of excited chatter. Most clutched well-thumbed copies of identical novels and wore giddy grins, as they lined the walls and perched […]

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HRC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Junot Diaz

Tuesday September 12, 2017 A Public Reading by Junot Díaz, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology To be followed by Q&A, Book Signing, and Reception Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 6.00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall 901 Park Avenue Admission is […]

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HRC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

Monday September 25, 2017 Professor Emerita of Religious Art and Cultural History and Haub Director, Catholic Studies Program, Georgetown University “Fruit of Pleasure, Source of Sustenance, Object of Shame: The Naked Breasts of Eve and of Mary” Monday September 25, 2017 at 4.00 pm VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons I-II 907 Floyd Ave.  Admission is free […]

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HRC Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Emma Smith

What’s It Worth? Shakespeare’s Value Then and Now Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Hertford College, Oxford University Wednesday March 15th, 4:00 PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Admission is free and all are welcome! This event is part of the Spring 2017 Speaker Series: What the ‘Literary Greats’ […]

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Spring 2018 Residential Fellowships Announced

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the Humanities Research Center’s Residential Fellowships for Spring Semester 2018. Each year this program gives four faculty who are working on related issues or topics release from teaching responsibilities for one semester so that they can focus on their individual research projects and at the same time […]

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