The Humanities Research Center provides a forum for intellectual exchange across and beyond the Humanities at VCU, traversing conventional disciplinary boundaries and encouraging collaboration throughout the College of Humanities and Sciences as well as across the University as a whole and the local community. The Center is committed to building relationships and partnerships with colleagues at VCU and with other institutions in Richmond and the broader region. Learn more…




  • Incoronata Inserra
    Meet VCU's Authors: Incoronata Inserra

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    Global Tarantella: Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances
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  • Brooke Newman
    Meet VCU's Authors: Brooke Newman

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race and Sex in Colonial Jamaica Read More


  • Erica Dunbar
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Erica Armstrong Dunbar

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    Declaring Freedom from a Founding Father: The Life of Ona...

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  • Bob Woodward
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Bob Woodward

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Truth, Freedom of Expression, Democracy and the Age of the...

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  • Clare Sears
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Clare Sears

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law and Fascination in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco Read More

  • Emily Skidmore
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Emily Skidmore

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men at the...

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  • Fariba Enteshari
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Fariba Enteshari

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Rumi's Poetry and His Vision of Love Among Faith Traditions Read More

  • Julio Capo Jr.
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Julio Capó Jr.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Making Fairyland in Twentieth-Century Miami: Gender, Sexual and Racial Transgressions Read More

  • Aren Aizura
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Aren Aizura

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    Transgender Vlogs on Thailand: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment Surgery
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  • Mona Haydar
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Mona Haydar

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    Demystifying the Muslim Dress Code: Identity Negotiations and Resistance Among...

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