VCU Professor Wins Major Humanities Award

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VCU Professor Wins Major Humanities Award

Dr. Brian Daugherity, an assistant professor in the College of Humanities and Sciences’ Department of History, has received a one-year, $175,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide school teachers with an in-depth look at civil rights in Virginia. Two groups of 35 school teachers each will take part in the program, […]

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Meet our Authors: Gregory D. Smithers

October 8, 2014 7.30pm Gregory D. Smithers, Associate Professor of History, will talk about his new book, Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History (University Press of Florida, 2013) Humanities Research Center Valentine House, Seminar Room 201 920 W. Franklin Street In this bold and provocative book, Gregory Smithers investigates how African […]

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Meet our Authors: Ryan K. Smith

September 24, 2014 7.30pm Ryan K. Smith, Associate Professor of History and author of Robert Morris’s Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder (Yale University Press, 2014) Humanities Research Center, Seminar Room 201 Valentine House, 920 W. Franklin Street “An amazing story” (The Wall Street Journal) that sheds a fascinating new light […]

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Speaker Series: E. Patrick Johnson

October 29 and 30 2014 E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University, will perform his play Sweet Tea, based on his book, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South (University of North Carolina Press, 2008) on October 29. Professor Johnson will also give a lecture on October 30 […]

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Speaker Series: James Grossman

October 3, 2014 3.30pm Richmond Salon I-II, Student Commons James Grossman, Executive Director of the American Historical Association and formerly Professor of History at the University of Chicago, will talk about the AHA’s Tuning Project, which has brought together faculty from across the country to develop a common language that communicates to employers and a […]

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Speaker Series: Natasha Trethewey

September 17, 2014,  6:00 pm Commonwealth Ballroom, Student Commons Natasha Trethewey, United States Poet Laureate (2012-2014), winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University, will read from her poetry and engage in conversation with VCU’s Professor Claudia Emerson, acclaimed poet and winner […]

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Humanities Center Residential Fellows

We are delighted to announce the inaugural group of Residential Fellows that will convene at the Humanities Research Center in Spring Semester 2015. Leigh Ann Craig (History) Christine Cynn (Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies) Kathryn Meier (History) Sachi Shimomura (English) They will be working on individual books projects that coalesce around the theme Authorizing Health: […]

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