Library of Virginia to Host Four VFH Fellows

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Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) and the Library of Virginia (LVA) are pleased to announce that LVA will be hosting four research Fellows sponsored by VFH during the 2016–2017 academic year. In the autumn of 2016 Catherine A. Jones, University of California, Santa Cruz, will be conducting research on “Child Prisoners and the Limits of Citizenship in the New South.” Joining her during the fall semester will be Gregory Wilson, University of Akron, who will be researching and writing on “Toxic Dust: The Virginia Kepone Disaster and the Legacy of Chlorinated Insecticides.” In the spring of 2017 the Library will host Douglas Winiarski, University of Richmond, whose topic is “Shakers, Jerkers & the Shawnee Prophet: Religious Encounters on the Early American Frontier, 1805–1815,” and independent author Thomas Kapsidelis, who will research “Higher Aim: Guns, Safety and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings.”

The new partnership between the Library of Virginia and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is an exciting opportunity for these Fellows to examine in-depth the vast manuscript resources of the Library during their stay as scholars in residence. The Fellows will present their findings and experiences with public talks at the Library near the end of each semester.

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