Lenneal Henderson - Photo by Pat Jarrett
Meet VFH Board Member Lenneal Henderson
Lenneal Henderson is a professor emeritus of public affairs and international affairs at the University of Baltimore and a visiting instructor at the College of William and Mary. Recently, Lenneal sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about his time serving on VFH’s sister humanities council in Maryland and what drew him to Virginia.
Women sang and danced with their comparsa during Los Picaflores carnival party in Arlington, Virginia on February 20, 2016. Photo by Carey Averbook.
Only the Bridge Matters Now
Solo el Puente Cuenta Ya
By David Bearinger Virginia is home to the largest Bolivian community in the U.S. and one of the largest Bolivian communities in the world, outside of Bolivia itself. An estimated 150,000 Bolivians live in Annandale, Springfield, Arlington, and Falls Church. Many of them are from the region known as Valle Alto (literally High Valley), a […]
Hank Dobin in the studio with Elliot Majerczyk.
Meet VFH Board Member Hank Dobin
Hank Dobin is a professor of English at Washington & Lee University. He’s served at three universities including University of Maryland College Park and Princeton University. Recently, Hank sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about his interest in Robert Devereux, the second Earl of Essex and the power of the humanities to bring people together.
Julia Garcia makes on offering of burning herbs and colorful paper during a traditional Bolivian Mesa Ceremony at the Richmond Folk Festival on 10/10/15. Photo by Pat Jarrett
VFH Announces Content Academy for Teachers in Harrisonburg, VA
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) announces the first-ever Content Academy for Harrisonburg-area K-12 public school teachers and administrative staff. The academy, titled “Latin American Immigration and Migration in Virginia and the U.S.,” is hosted in collaboration with Harrisonburg City Public Schools and NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center. It will take place at Skyline Middle School […]
2017 Letters About Literature winners Samantha Kiss (Chesapeake, VA; left) and Jocelyn Yee (Ashburn, VA; right) at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book opening ceremony on 3/22/17. Photo by Pat Jarrett.
Virginia Center for the Book Announces 2018 Letters About Literature Contest
The Virginia Center for the Book, a program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), announces the official launch of the 2018 Letters About Literature contest for students throughout the state of Virginia. Now in its 25th year, the contest encourages students in grades 4-12 to read a book, poem, or speech and write to […]
Virginia Festival of the Book Announces 2018 Headliners
A program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the twenty-fourth annual Virginia Festival of the Book will be held March 21-25, 2018, at various locations in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Announced Tuesday September 19th at a VFH event sponsored by the Miller School of Albemarle, the 2018 Festival will feature the following headliners, whose […]
Front row, from left to right: Kristen Green; Lynn Rainville; Jeanne Siler, Fellowships program director; Lulu Miller; John Deal, LVA Public Services and Outreach; second row, Gregg Kimball, LVA, director, Public Services and Outreach; Don DeBats; Sarah Milov; Earl Swift; third row, Keith Clark, Nicole Maurantonio; Alison Bell
Announcing Fall 2017 Residential Fellowships
And Fellows Talks
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) announces nine humanities scholars in residence during the fall of 2017. The Fellows, their affiliations, and their projects are as follows; summary descriptions of each project can be found in the attachment. Alison Bell – Anthropology, Washington & Lee University The Vital Dead: Making Meaning, Community and Personhood through […]
Illustration of Joseph F. Smith giving testimony during the Reed Smoot hearings.
The End of Mormon Polygamy
Jane Barnes is an independent scholar in residence at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. In 2007 she was the writer for the Frontline/American Experience documentary The Mormons and in 2012 she published the book Falling in Love with Joseph Smith – My Search for the Real Prophet. This summer, during her stay at VFH, she’s working […]
A Message from Matthew Gibson
Friends of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, The events in Charlottesville on the weekend of August 12th are a tragic reminder of what bigotry and intolerance can do to a community. The loss of life and the emotional and physical violence our nation witnessed Friday night and Saturday challenge our assumptions about the world in […]
A Commitment to Inclusion
In response to recent events in VFH’s home town of Charlottesville, including rallies by the KKK, white nationalists, and alt-right groups, we have collected the following resources from our programs that explore issues of race, immigration, and how we memorialize history. Helping people understand one another by exploring our shared humanity is central to our […]