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greg smithers

Writing Two-Spirit Histories

April 28, 2022

Professor Gregory Smithers reflects on an important conversation that led him to write Reclaiming Two-Spirits in a more thoughtful and deliberate way than he has ever written before.

ryan ohallahan

Helping Students with What Comes Next: Professional Development Course for History Majors

April 28, 2022

Professional development course provides history majors with the tools and skills they need to be successful in the job market after graduation.

Peter Stone

Effects of Climate Change on Historical Sites: A conversation with Peter Stone, Ph.D.

April 22, 2022

For Earth Day, VCU history student Nyah Graham spoke with history professor Peter Stone about the effects of climate change on historic sites.

Laura Ping

A Tale of Two Bloomer Costumes

April 14, 2022

Professor Emilie Raymond spoke with Laura Ping (M.A. 2007) about her latest publication, "A Tale of Two Bloomer Costumes."

Richmond's Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground is located at the intersection of North Fifth and Hospital streets and has been neglected for generations. Photo courtesy of Ryan Smith, VCU Department of History.

Long-neglected Black cemetery in Richmond added to Virginia Landmarks Register

March 18, 2022

A VCU history professor is part of a team that has worked for years to win state and federal recognition of the Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground.

Michael Dickinson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of History in the College of Humanities and Sciences.

‘Almost Dead,’ by VCU history professor, reveals how the urban Atlantic was shaped by Black lives

March 8, 2022

The book uses the words, thoughts and deeds of captives to reveal how urban environments in Anglo-America impacted and were affected by African descended people.

The new cohort of scholars at VCU's Humanities Research Center includes faculty from the College of Humanities and Sciences and schools of the Arts and Education. (File photo)

Meet the 5 interdisciplinary scholars who will be residential fellows this year at VCU’s Humanities Research Center

Jan. 19, 2022

The fellowship program provides faculty the opportunity to work on projects around a similar theme.

Unfolding history: VCU students contribute to massive Holocaust research project

Jan. 11, 2022

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s History Unfolded project is using crowdsourcing to better understand what Americans knew about the Holocaust from reading local newspapers.

History students uncover the personal stories of Virginians killed in the Vietnam War

Dec. 10, 2021

The project was done in partnership with the Virginia War Memorial as part of its work to gather information about the 1,303 Virginians listed on the memorial’s Shrine of Memory.

Lecture to explore why the Atlantic slave trade survived up until the Civil War

Oct. 15, 2021

The Alexandrian Society of VCU program will feature Erskine College professor John Harris, an expert in American slavery in the 19th century.