The media needs historians

The media needs historians

May 29, 2020

“Impeachment. Electoral battles. Pandemics. Economic collapse. Political polarization. When so much feels unprecedented and uncertain, historians understand not just how we got to where we are today, but the deeper lessons of how individuals, leaders, and governments have grappled with these challenges before.”  That is why the media needs historians, explains WaPo's Made by History co-editor Katheryn Brownell.

Rumors of War Arrives in the South

Rumors of War Arrives in the South

May 26, 2020

Artist Kehinde Wiley’s "Rumors of War" at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  "viscerally bridges past and present while pointing a challenging way forward," writes professor Ryan Smith in the American Association of History article, Rumors of War Arrives in the South

Covid-19 has been brutal in Indian country

Covid-19 has been brutal in Indian country

May 20, 2020

COVID-19 has been brutal in Indian country - just like past epidemics were, writes professor Gregory Smithers in his latest perspective piece for the Washington Post.

Alumnus honors memorable faculty heroine with memorial scholarship

Alumnus honors memorable faculty heroine with memorial scholarship

April 24, 2020

Alumnus Fred Wayne recently established the Dr. Ruth Douglas See Scholarship to support students who, like Dr. See, have an academic interest in or work on issues of social and economic justice.

Public History Internships in the Time of Quarantine

Public History Internships in the Time of Quarantine

April 3, 2020

History MA student Alexandra Zukas wrote about her public history internship at the Richmond Public Library and pivoting her projects in this time of quarantine.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

March 17, 2020

Please visit the College of Humanities and Sciences COVID-19 Resources link to find the information students, faculty and staff need during this challenging time. 

Love stories: A College of Humanities and Sciences Valentine’s Day special feature

Love stories: A College of Humanities and Sciences Valentine’s Day special feature

February 7, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate, the College of Humanities and Sciences profiled three couples who found love at CHS. Find out how history professor Antonio Espinoza met the love of his life here at VCU.

CANCELLED: Barbados study abroad program

CANCELLED: Barbados study abroad program

January 15, 2020

The 2020 Summer Abroad Program in Barbados has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

The history department offers students the summer adventure of a lifetime through its study abroad program in Barbados. The Barbados study-abroad program - the longest established study-abroad program at VCU - is designed to give students, with or without a background in Caribbean studies, an authentic, stimulating and memorable Caribbean experience. 

Welcome back! Join a history club!

Welcome back! Join a history club!

January 24, 2020

Welcome back to VCU for the start of the spring 2020 semester. Did you know the History Department offers more than just classes? Part of the college experience is building your network and engaging in experiential learning. What better way to do that than join one (or both) of our clubs for passionate history buffs?