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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.

Brian J. Daugherity, Ph.D.

VCU professor is named recipient of Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s William M.E. Rachal Award

Aug. 19, 2021

The award to Brian Daugherity is in recognition of an article documenting African American activism in Goochland County in the Jim Crow era.

Left: Plan of the City of New York from William Duncan’s 1793 city directory. (Digital Collections, New York Public Library) Right: Portrait of Alexander Anderson, c. 1815, by John Wesley Jarvis (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Here’s how New York City survived a deadly outbreak — in the 1790s

April 21, 2021

Through the eyes of front-line medical worker Alexander Anderson, a forthcoming book by VCU history professor Carolyn Eastman will explore how New York grappled with yellow fever epidemics.

Cast photo from "The Donna Reed Show." Standing: Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen. Seated: Carl Betz and Donna Reed.

What would Donna Reed do?

March 26, 2021

VCU graduate Annie Newton discusses “The Donna Reed Show” and how Reed, a celebrated actress, shaped feminism in the 1950s and 60s.