All events at the HRC are free and open to all. Please join us!
Public Humanities Here and Now: Richmond Cemetery Collaboratory
September 8, 2023
The Public Humanities Lab at the Humanities Research Center presents, "Public Humanities Here and Now: Richmond Cemetery Collaboratory" with panelists Ryan K. Smith, Bernard Means, Brian Palmer, and Meghan Z. Gough.
Critical AI: A Field in Formation
September 11, 2023
The speakers for this event are Jennifer Rhee, PhD, Associate Professor of English at VCU and Rita Raley, Professor of English at UC Santa Barbara, co-editors of "Critical AI: A Field in Formation," an issue in American Literature; and J.D. Schnepf, PhD, faculty member at University of Groningen and contributing author.
Structured Narrative in Journalism and Literature: India and America
September 13, 2023
The speaker for this event is Ratan Bhattacharje, Affiliate Faculty in English at VCU and former Chair, Post Graduate Dept of English, Dum Dum Motijheel College (West Bengal State University).
AI and Health Humanities: A Critical Nexus for Race, Data, and Clinical Algorithms
September 14, 2023
The speaker for this event is Kirsten Ostherr, PhD MPH, Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English and Director of the Medical Humanities program at Rice University.
Graphic Narratives and Visual Storytelling: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at "Shakti"
September 25, 2023
The speaker for this event is SJ Sindu, PhD, Assistant Professor of English at VCU and Tamil diaspora author of Shakti.
The Lives Between the Lines: Film Screening and Discussion
September 25, 2023
Join us for a screening and discussion of the documentary The Lives Between the Lines, which tells the story behind the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia.
New Perspectives on Health Equity through the Humanities
September 27, 2023
"New Perspectives on Health Equity through the Humanities" is a one-day symposium that will explore the history of medicine and connections to current health inequities and disparities across a variety of health professions disciplines. The keynote lecture will be given by Jason Glenn, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Philosophy of Medicine, University of Kansas.
Stonebreakers: Film Screening and Discussion
September 28, 2023
In a year of uprisings and political unrest, Stonebreakers (2023) documents the
fights around monuments in the United States and explores the shifting landscapes of the nation's historical memory.
Grants in the Humanities: How to Apply and Get Funded
September 29, 2023
The speakers for this virtual event are Ariana Bracalente, Director of Philanthropic Grants, VCU Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Suzannah Stora, Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, VCU Development and Alumni Relations, and Melissa Throckmorton, Director of Research Development and Strategic Projects, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI).
The Borders of AIDS and the Uses of Disease
October 5, 2023
The speaker for this event is Karma Chávez, Ph.D., Bobby and Sherri Patton Professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies and Department Chair at UT Austin.
Indigenous Film in Virginia, Past and Future: The Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival
October 6, 2023
The speakers for this event are Brad Brown, Pamunkey Nation, and Director of Pocahontas Reframed, and Peter Kirkpatrick, PhD, Professor Emeritus, VCU.
Exploring the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection with David Shields
October 9, 2023
The speaker for this event is David Shields, associate professor of Graphic Design at VCU and author of The Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection: A History and Catalog.
Teaching the History of the Book
October 23, 2023
The moderators for this panel are Matteo Pangallo, PhD and Emily Todd, PhD, coeditors of
Teaching the History of the Book.
Mini Memoir Writing Workshop with Sonja Livingston
November 2, 2023
The speaker for this event is Sonja Livingston, Associate Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of four books, including Ghostbread, a memoir of childhood poverty which won an AWP Book Prize for Nonfiction and has been widely adopted for classroom use.
New Beginnings: Relations between Native Nations and the Commonwealth of Virginia
November 9, 2023
The speaker for this event is David Wilkins, PhD, E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor in Leadership Studies, University of Richmond.
Indigenous Photo Power: Personal Reflections
November 16, 2023
The speaker for this event is Dr. Phoebe Farris, Professor Emerita, Purdue University, and Fulbright alum.
7th Annual Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival
November 17, 2023
The 7th annual Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival will take place from November 17-19, 2023 at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. The festival highlights Native film, music and culture and is the only festival of its kind on the East Coast.
The Price of Truth: The Journalist Who Defied Military Censors to Report the Fall of Nazi Germany
November 27, 2023
The speaker for this event is Richard Fine, PhD, Professor Emeritus in the English department at VCU, and author of The Price of Truth: The Journalist Who Defied Military Censors to Report the Fall of Nazi Germany.
Medicine, Literature and a Desire Called Utopia
November 30, 2023
The speaker for this event is Rishi Goyal, MD PhD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center (in Medical Humanities and Ethics and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society) and Director of Medical Humanities at Columbia University.
The Makings and Unmakings of Americans: Indians and Immigrants in American Culture
January 29, 2024
The speaker for this event is Cristina Stanciu, PhD, Associate Professor of English at VCU and author of The Makings and Unmakings of Americans: Indians and Immigrants in American Literature and Culture, 1879-1924.
A Decolonizing Ear: Documentary Film Disrupts the Archive
February 26, 2024
The speaker for this event is Olivia Landry, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of World Studies at VCU and author of A Decolonizing Ear: Documentary Film Disrupts the Archive.
Isolation and Engagement: Presidential Decision Making on China from Kennedy, to Nixon
March 18, 2024
The speaker for this event is William Newmann, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science at VCU and author of Isolation and Engagement: Presidential Decision Making on China from Kennedy, to Nixon.