Headshots of Maggie Goddard and Daniel Sunshine

Righting Some of the Wrongs from the Past: East Marshall Street Well Project

Nov. 29, 2023

Maggie Unverzagt Goddard, Ph.D. and Daniel Sunshine, Ph.D. each received a Postdoctoral Independent Research Award (PIRA), which will assist them in furthering their individual projects for the East Marshall Street Well Project.

Daniel Morales

History professor brings innovation to department by helping to create the public history lab

Nov. 17, 2023

Assistant professor of history Daniel Morales received funding to create a public history lab and accompanying research projects.

Natasha Lightfoot and Biruk Yigrem

The Unfinished Afterlives of Slavery Recap

Nov. 15, 2023

Alexandrian Society fall 2023 lecture featured Natasha J. Lightfoot, Ph.D. She presented “The Unfinished Afterlives of Slavery: Freedom and Reparations in the Caribbean." Read more about her lecture.

Natasha Lightfoot, Ph.D., is the author of “Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation.” (Contributed photo)

Columbia University history professor to speak at VCU about slavery, reparations and the Caribbean

Nov. 1, 2023

Natasha Lightfoot’s address on Nov. 6 is sponsored by the Department of History and the Alexandrian Society.

“It’s quite fascinating to see what parts of history people are inclined to absorb and to think about, because we all have different interests,” said VCU alum Meika Downey. (Contributed photo)

Alum Meika Downey brings Virginia’s rich history to life

Nov. 1, 2023

One of the first to earn VCU’s public history graduate certificate, Downey works as the education manager for Preservation Virginia.

group photo of students who spoke at the event

Public Humanities Here and Now: Students Discuss the Richmond Historical Landscape

Oct. 31, 2023

This event, moderated by Brian Daugherity, PhD, Professor, Department of History, featured three recent VCU history interns who shared their stories and experiences, tips and lessons, and insider anecdotes.

hale speaking to audience with ppt graph in the background

Society of the Cincinnati Lecture Recap: The Revolutionary Invention of the American Democrat

Oct. 27, 2023

In his lecture, Matthew Rainbow Hale states, “To be a democrat meant owning and embodying popular sovereignty with the self-aggrandizing arrogance and brilliance that kings and queens were known for. To be a democrat was to declare oneself the new monarch on the block.”

paarlberg slide of graffiti from ms-13 lecture

Much Ado About Nothing? Local Immigration Policy, and the MS-13 ‘Threat’ Lecture Recap

Oct. 18, 2023

An “imagined connection between immigration and crime” runs the media, says Paarlberg. The point of his null results paper: to not find a relationship.

professor meyer speaking to the audience / ppt presentation in background

Greer Lecture Recap: Psychoanalyzing the Possessed

Oct. 16, 2023

2023 Greer Lecture in Latin American History recap on psychiatry and spirituality in early Rio de Janeiro.

A new award, which will be given annually, honors VCU faculty members who were nationally or internationally recognized for exceptional accomplishments during the course of their current evaluation period. (Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU announces first class of faculty scholars honored for ‘exceptional accomplishments’

Oct. 11, 2023

National/International Recognition Award will reward faculty members who personify the uncommon excellence that can be found across VCU.