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…




  • Dr. Christine Cynn
    Meet VCU's Authors: Christine Cynn

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Prevention: Gender, Sexuality, HIV, and the Media in Côte d'Ivoire Read More

  • Myrl Beam
    Meet VCU's Authors: Myrl Beam

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Gay Inc.: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics

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  • Jennifer Rhee
    Meet VCU’s Authors: Jennifer Rhee

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized...

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  • VCU’s AuthorsTravel toLocal Libraries
    Meet VCU's Authors Series in Local Libraries

    February 5 - May 14, 2019

    VCU's authors visit local libraries to speak on...

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  • Michael Guasco
    Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Michael Guasco

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    "1619: Rethinking the History of Africans and Slavery in Early...

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  • Rebecca Goetz
    Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Rebecca Goetz

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    "Race and Christianity in Early Virginia"

    Rebecca Goetz

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  • Philip Francis
    Powell-Edwards Lecture in Religion and the Arts: Philip Francis

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    "When Art Disrupts Religion"

    Philip Francis
    Assistant Professor of...

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  • Alan Taylor
     Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Alan Taylor

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832"
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  • Leslie Harris
     Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Leslie Harris

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    "Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies"

    Leslie Harris Read More

  • Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor
    Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

    Coming Fall 2019:

    Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor,
    Associate Professor of History, Smith College


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  • Alok Vaid-Menon
    Alok Vaid-Menon

    Coming Fall 2019

    Gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, and educator.

    Alok Vaid-Menon’s eclectic...

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