Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Detroit-Based Printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. to Visit Charlottesville
Virginia Humanities’ Virginia Center for the Book announces that the first annual Frank Riccio Artist-in-Residency will bring Detroit-based printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. to Charlottesville, November 14-17, to begin shaping a collaborative art project he will undertake with the Charlottesville, Albemarle, and University of Virginia communities in 2019. RSVP » Kennedy’s November visit is made […]
Woodland Union Church Cemetery. Photo courtesy Alison Bell
Front Porches of the Dead
VFH Residential Fellow Alison Bell teaches anthropology at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Bell has been studying cemeteries in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and says that in the 1980s a shift started happening in these spaces where the living and the dead come together.
Bell recently sat down with Trey Mitchell, director of web communications at VFH, to discuss her work.
BackStory hosts Joanne Freeman, Nathan Connolly, Ed Ayers, and Brian Balogh at "BackStory Live" at the Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, Oct. 5, 2017.
BackStory Celebrates Ten Years
Since 2008, BackStory, Virginia Humanities’ American history podcast, has provided listeners with a weekly deep-dive into the past, using current events as an opportunity to offer lively historical views of today’s headlines. For their tenth anniversary, BackStory has announced the first ever “BackStory Prize,” in recognition of the best work by a public historian. Christopher […]
Eleven Scholars in Residence
at Virginia Humanities for 2018–2019
Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia Humanities is pleased to announce eleven new Residential Fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Residential Fellowship program affords scholars the time, space, and access to academic resources required to investigate, research, and share stories important to all Virginians. Eight Fellows will work from Virginia Humanities’ offices in Charlottesville at the […]
On the Beat: Local Journalism, Truth, and Democracy
Regional journalists and authors Monica Hesse (The Washington Post) and Beth Macy (The Roanoke Times) join Pulitzer Prize recipient Eric Eyre (Charleston Gazette-Mail) in a discussion of important issues impacting communities nationwide—including the opioids crisis and the effects of economic decline on rural communities—and the vital role of local journalism to an informed citizenry. Community questions follow the panel discussion, moderated by […]
Book Festival Tickets
On sale now at VaBook.org
At long last, tickets to our Virginia Festival of the Book’s Read & Lead Lunch with Barbara Ehrenreich, the Literary Luncheon with Lisa See, and the Crime Wave Brunch with Don Winslow are now available for purchase on VaBook.org.
What happens when we stand up for what we think is right? A new podcast explores dissent in America.
Today (Monday Sept. 17) is Constitution Day, and to honor the occasion we’re launching a new podcast series from With Good Reason and James Madison’s Montpelier called American Dissent. Hosted by Kelley Libby, the series is about “We the People, pushing back, in the pursuit of a better America.” American Dissent aims to educate and […]
Explore the Art of Masquerade
at the 14th Annual Richmond Folk Festival
Charlottesville, VA— Virginia Humanities joins the Richmond Folk Festival in announcing the Virginia Folklife Area theme for the 2018 Richmond Folk Festival: “Masquerade.” When: The Richmond Folk Festival takes place Friday, October 12, beginning at 6:00 PM, through Sunday, October 14 at 6:00 PM. The Virginia Folklife Area will be open Saturday, October 13 and […]