Events

2020-21

All events at the HRC are free and open to all, though virtually for 2020-21. Please join us!

Contagion Aesthetics: Modernist Literature and the Influenza Pandemic

January 29, 2021

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Elizabeth Outka, Ph.D.

The speaker for this virtual event is Elizabeth Outka, Ph.D., professor of English at the University of Richmond. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Speaker Series.


Meet VCU's Authors: Carolyn Eastman, Ph.D.

February 8, 2021

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Carolyn Eastman, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Carolyn Eastman, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of History in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU and author of "The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States' First Forgotten Celebrity."


Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York

February 19, 2021

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Carl Suddler, Ph.D.

The speaker for this virtual event is Carl Suddler, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Emory University, in conversation with Michael Dickinson, Ph.D., assistant professor of history in the VCU Department of History. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Speaker Series.


Meet VCU's Authors: Bernard Means, Ph.D.

March 1, 2021

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Bernard Means, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Bernard Means, Ph.D., teaching assistant professor and director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory in the VCU School of World Studies. He is co-editor of "The Archeology of Virginia’s First Peoples."


Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

March 12, 2021

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Cathleen D. Cahill, Ph.D. (photo by Michael T. Davis)

The speaker for this virtual event is Cathleen D. Cahill, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Penn State. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Speaker Series.


Meet VCU's Authors: Adin Lears, Ph.D.

April 5, 2021

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Adin Lears, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Adin Lears, Ph.D., assistant professor in the VCU Department of English and author of "World of Echo: Noise and Knowing in Late-Medieval England."


Meet VCU's Authors: Aspen Brinton, Ph.D.

April 19, 2021

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Aspen Brinton, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Aspen Brinton, Ph.D., assistant professor of international studies in the VCU School of World Studies and author of "Confronting Totalitarian Minds: Jan Potočka on Politics and Dissidence."


Meet VCU's Authors: Kathleen Graber

April 26, 2021


Kathleen Graber

Kathleen Graber is a Professor of English at VCU, a beloved teacher and colleague, and recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in 2012, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, Arts and Letters Award in 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 2011,and many other honors for her poetry. Besides The River Twice (2019) and Correspondence (2006), Graber is also the author of The Eternal City (2010), a collection of poetry which was a finalist for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, William Carlos Williams Prize, and which won The Library of Virginia Literary Award for Poetry, 2011.


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: