Spring 2017 HRC Residential Fellowship Recipients Announced

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Spring 2017 HRC Residential Fellowship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the Humanities Research Center’s Residential Fellowships for Spring Semester 2017!  Professors Catherine Ingrassia, Shermaine Jones, Brooke Newman, and Oliver Speck will be working together on  “Conditions of Confinement: Identity, Race, and Subjectivity.” They describe their joint endeavor as follows: Engaging the disciplines of history, literature, and film studies, our group examines the […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Richmond and HIV/AIDS

February 9, 2016 “Richmond and HIV/AIDS: A Panel Discussion on Our City’s History of Outreach, Education, and Community Care” A panel of activists and community organizers who have been involved over the years in local responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic will talk about their experiences and Richmond’s history of addressing the many-layered challenges presented by […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Phill Wilson

February 23rd, 2016 “Left Behind: Ending AIDS in Black Communities in America” Phill Wilson will talk about his work as Director of the Black AIDS Institute. Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute’s Mission is to stop the AIDS […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Jennifer Brier

February 29th, 2016 “HIV+ Women’s Oral Histories, Or, What Can a Humanist Tell Us About Treatment and Prevention in an Era of Biomedical Supremacy? ” Professor Brier (Department of History / Program in Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago), will talk about her current research project on women living with HIV/AIDS. This event […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Victor Chen

March 24th, 2016 Victor Chen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will be talking about his new book, Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy (University of California Press, 2015).   Years after the Great Recession, the economy is still weak, and an unprecedented number of workers have sunk into long spells of unemployment. Cut Loose provides […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Jason Arnold

February 17th, 2016 Jason Arnold, Associate Professor of Political Science, will talk about his new book, Secrecy in the Sunshine Era: The Promises and Failures of U.S. Open Government Laws (University Press of Kansas, 2014). A series of laws passed in the 1970s promised the nation unprecedented transparency in government, a veritable “sunshine era.” But […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Nicholas Frankel

February 3rd, 2016 Nicholas Frankel, Professor of English, will talk about his work on new editions of Oscar Wilde’s novels and plays, in particular his recent uncensored edition of Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (Harvard University Press, 2011). Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, first published in 1890, altered the ways in which […]

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Humanities Research Center’s 2016 Research Grants Recipients

We would like to congratulate all of the recipients for the Humanities Research Center’s 2016 Research Grants: Joshua Eckhardt (English): Religion Around John Donne Carolyn Eastman (History): The Strange Genius of Dr. O: Oratory and Transatlantic Celebrity in Early America Richard Fine (English): Edward Kennedy’s Long Road to Reims: The Media and the Military in […]

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Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Monday, Nov. 23rd at The Depot, The Humanities Research Center, African American Studies, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, and the School of the Arts presents “Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul”.  The event will begin at 4:00pm, admission is free and all are welcome. Speaker and Author, Tanisha Ford, will […]

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Humanities Research Center Grants for Summer 2016

The Humanities Research Center is delighted to announce the continuation of its annual competition for ResearchGrants designed to foster excellence in research and creative scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University by providing funds to support direct research costs incurred by faculty. These costs will include travel to archives, lodging, meals, and expenses related to collection of […]

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