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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).
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.
Recovery in Practice
September 21, 2023
How do recovery journeys inspire creative processes, inform research, and build community? "Recovery in Practice" is a 3-day symposium at Columbia University which explores the topic of recovery as a praxis for art, research, and discovery.
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.
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 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.
Prior Academic Years
Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire
The speaker for this event was Jonathan M. Katz, freelance journalist and author of "Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire." Organized by Jason Ross Arnold and co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Humanities Research Center, the Department of History and the Department of Sociology.
This symposium explored the intersections of Black and Indigenous sounds and music in the early Atlantic world. Co-organized by Sarah Finley (Christopher Newport University), Mary Caton Lingold (Virginia Commonwealth University), Miguel Valerio (Washington University in St. Louis), and Sarah Eyerly (Florida State University). Co-sponsored by the Humanities Research Center, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at William & Mary University, Christopher Newport University, Washington University of St. Louis, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Office of Health Equity and Humanities Research Center Health Humanities Lab hosted a panel on skepticism around clinical trials. The panelists for this event included Leslie Randall, MD, Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Massey Cancer Center, and Sharon Rivera-Sanchez, Founder and Chief Executive Director of Trials of Color.
The speaker for this event was Sylvester Johnson, founding director of the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities.
Innovation in Participation: Public Humanities and Social and Economic Sciences in Research with Dr. Rayvon Fouché and Dr. Matthew Gibson [video]
The speakers for this event were Dr. Rayvon Fouché, director of NSF's Social and Economic Sciences Division, and Dr. Matthew Gibson, director of Virginia Humanities.
The Office of Health Equity and Humanities Research Center Health Humanities Lab hosted a panel discussing the clinical, political, historical and media contexts related to mental health and mental healthcare disparities. The panelists for this event included Jihad Aziz, Ph.D., University Counseling Services; McKenzie Green, Ph.D., School of Social Work; Rashelle Hayes, Ph.D., VCU Psychiatry; Oswaldo Moreno, Ph.D., VCU Psychology, and Brooke Taylor, GSWS.
Fundamentals of Race and Racism [video]
Panelists shared their stories and experiences, reflecting on how race and racism have been foundational to the institution of medicine and how structural racism impacts health and healthcare. This event was part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.
Author Bill Campbell and artist Bizhan Khodabandeh discussed their work on the acclaimed new graphic novel, "The Day the Klan Came to Town," a fictionalized retelling of a community’s resistance to a violent 1923 march of thousands of Ku Klux Klan members in Carnegie, Pa. This event was co-sponsored with VCU Libraries.
Panelists discussed health disparities in Richmond; their historical roots in Black political disenfranchisement and racial segregation; and ways that we might improve our city's health by building more equitable neighborhoods. This event was part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.
Panelists examined the first transplant in the South in the historical context of racial inequality and segregation while also exploring the changes and advances in transplantation in the 21st century. This event was part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.
The Virginia Humanities Conference at VCU 2022
The Virginia Humanities Conference at VCU was an event that addressed the transformational possibilities at the intersection of arts and humanities, texts and data, and the digital and computational sciences. When looking for equitable solutions to our most critical social issues, humanities and the arts interact with collective data to lead to more just choices.
Panelists explored how the COVID-19 pandemic reflects and exacerbates longstanding structural, systematic racial inequities that determine individual and communities’ health and access to healthcare. This event was part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.