Events

2019-20

All events at the HRC are free and open to all. Please join us!

Communists, Criminals and Caravans: The Social Construction of Central Americans

February 12, 2020

Leisy Abrego
Leisy Abrego, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Leisy Abrego, Ph.D., professor of chicana/o studies at UCLA. This event is presented as part of the Borders, Boundaries and Global Frontiers Speaker Series.


Hobbes and Hats

February 6, 2020

frontispiece of the book leviathan by thomas hobbes

The frontispiece of Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan (1651) is the most analyzed image in the history of political thought, yet modern commentators have missed the fact that, in the crowd of common people, all the men are wearing their hats.


Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D.

February 5, 2020

Tressie Cottom
Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Sociology in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU. Cottom is the author of “Thick: And Other Essays.”


Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home

January 27, 2020

Richard Bell
Richard Bell, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Richard Bell, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland.


madison moore, Ph.D.

October 2, 2019

Madison Moore
madison moore, Ph.D.

madison moore, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at VCU and the author of “Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric.”


Femme in Public

November 4, 2019

Alok Vaid-Menon
Alok Vaid-Menon

The speaker for this event is Alok Vaid-Menon, gender non-conforming performance artist, writer and educator. This event is part of the Virginia's Past, Present and Future Speaker Series.


Van Gogh’s Second Gift

October 16, 2019

Clifford Edwards
Clifford Edwards, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Clifford Edwards, Ph.D., professor in the School of World Studies at VCU. This event is presented as part of the annual Powell-Edwards Lecture Series for Religion and the Arts.


Wake. Seed. Soil.

September 24, 2019

Christina Sharpe
Christina Sharpe, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Christina Sharpe, Ph.D., professor of English at Tufts University. This event is part of the Virginia's Past, Present and Future Speaker Series.


The N-Word: History, Race and the College Classroom

September 11, 2019

Elizabeth Pryor
Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Ph.D.

The speaker is Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Smith College. This event is part of the Virginia's Past, Present and Future Speaker Series.


Interested in our offerings from prior years?

Each of the following pages offers a section at the bottom that lists topics and speakers from the past: