Civil Rights Leader Ruby Sales to Speak in Charlottesville
Civil rights leader Ruby Sales will visit Charlottesville at the end of November to participate in a public conversation on social justice and spirituality hosted by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH). The event, “Every One of Us: A Conversation with Ruby Sales on Race, Spirituality, and Public Life,” will take place on Wednesday, November […]
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.
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.
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 […]