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?

Adventure awaits: Barbados study abroad program

Adventure awaits: Barbados study abroad program

January 15, 2020

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. 

Alexandrian Society spring lecture featuring Celso Castilho

Alexandrian Society spring lecture featuring Celso Castilho

February 26, 2020

Save the Date: February 26 at 3:00 p.m.

Celso Castilho, Ph.D. is an associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University. His research and teaching focus on modern Latin America and the Atlantic world, with a specialization in Brazilian studies, and thematic emphases in comparative slavery and emancipation, citizenship and the public sphere, and literature and theater in the nineteenth century.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates!

December 16, 2019

Congratulations to all the VCU graduates who walked proudly across the stage December 14, 2019. And a special congratulations to the VCU history department graduates, including 24 undergraduates and 1 graduate student. As Alyce Coleman, BA History graduate so aptly said in her remarks, “Class of 2019, let’s go make history!” Click here to view photos from the ceremony.

Announcing the First Annual Harold and Laura Greer Lecture

Announcing the First Annual Harold and Laura Greer Lecture

November 20, 2019

On November 20, 2019 Professor Martha Few of Penn State University's history department presented Battling Locust Swarms in Colonial New Spain at the First Annual Harold and Laura Greer Lecture.

Tonight, Washington comes to Madea

Tonight, Washington comes to Madea

November 20, 2019

Professor Emilie Raymond writes about Tyler Perry's media empire, and how he came to host the November 20 Democratic debate. Her article, Tonight, Washington comes to Madea, is featured as a perspective piece in the Washington Post. Tyler Perry's studio in Atlanta is the first major film studio owned by an African American. And November 20, Raymond writes, "marks the first national political debate held at a film studio, as well as Perry’s ascendancy as a major player in American political culture." Read the full article here.

Will Robots Feel Pain? Join us for the 2020 Blake Lecture in Christianity

Will Robots Feel Pain? Join us for the 2020 Blake Lecture in Christianity

April 2, 2020

When: April 2, 2020 | time tbd
Where: Cabell Library, Lecture Hall, 3rd floor, room 303

Can an assemblage of machine parts be a person? Join us for a discussion featuring Sylvester Johnson, founding director of the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities, about the consequences of Artificial Intelligence and its relevance for scholars of religion and race.