HRC Speaker Series: Nicole Myers Turner

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HRC Speaker Series: Nicole Myers Turner

November 18, 2015 “Powering the Pulpit: Religion, Race, and Politics in Post-Emancipation Virginia” On November 18, Nicole Myers Turner, who has just accepted a position in VCU’s Department of History as an expert in African American History, will speak about her current book project, “Faith and Freedom: The Politics of Black Religious Institutions in Post-Emancipation Virginia.” […]

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Humanities Research Center Residential Fellowships for Spring 2016

From Richard Godbeer, Director of the Humanities Research Center Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating the recipients of the Humanities Research Center’s Residential Fellowships for Spring Semester 2016. 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 […]

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The Prism of Marriage: Gender and Sexuality in American Muslim Communities

March 26  3.30pm Harris Hall 101 Professor Juliane Hammer, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Co-sponsored by the Global Education Office Professor Hammer is a scholar of Muslim and American religious cultures, in conversation with women’s and gender studies, sexuality studies and critical race theory. Her most recent book, American Muslim Women, […]

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The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society

April 10 4pm Academic Learning Center 1107 Professor Ferris Olin, founding Co-Director of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, will be giving the keynote address at the Marcia Powell Festival of Religion and the Arts at VCU on April 10. Professor Olin’s talk will […]

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Staff Spotlight: Gail Bartee Canter

Gail Bartee Canterhas worked at VCU for 22 years, with 16 of those years dedicated to the College. She currently works in the Dean’s Office as a Business Manager and recently joined the Humanities Research Center team as the Office and Fiscal Manager where she assists in event planning and special projects in addition to her […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Margot Canaday

January 23  3.30 pm Richmond Salons I-II, Student Commons Professor Margot Canaday, Department of History, Princeton University: Perverse Ambitions, Deviant Careers: A Queer History of the Modern American Workplace Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Professor Canaday is a historian of gender and sexuality in the modern […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Jesus Escobar

January 28 3:30 pm Valentine House Professor Escobar publishes scholarship on the art, architecture, and urban culture of early modern Spain, Italy, and the Spanish world. His first award-winning book, The Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque Madrid (Cambridge University Press, 2003), explores the interchange of architecture and politics in the evolution of Madrid […]

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Meet our Authors: G. Antonio Espinoza,

February 4, 2015 7.30pm G. Antonio Espinoza, Associate Professor of History and author of Education and the State in Modern Peru: Primary Schooling in Lima, 1821-1921 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) Humanities Research Center, Seminar Room 201 Valentine House, 920 W. Franklin Street

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Meet our Authors: Christopher A. Brooks

Rescheduled for a later date due to weather. Details TBD. Christopher A. Brooks, Professor of Anthropology and author (with Robert Sims) of Roland Hayes: The Legacy of an American Tenor (Indiana University Press, 2014) The Depot 814 W. Broad St.

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Meet our Authors: Karen A. Rader

March 4, 2015 7.30pm Karen A. Rader, Associate Professor of History and author (with Victoria E. M. Cain) of Life on display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science and Natural History in the Twentieth Century (University of Chicago Press, 2014) Humanities Research Center, Seminar Room 201 Valentine House, 920 W. Franklin Street

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