The annual Native American film festival featured more than 20 films, musical performances, readings and more.
The event was capped off by a performance from "Mexilachian" band Lua Project.
Brown is serving as the inaugural Karenne Wood Native Artist/Writer in Residence at the Humanities Research Center.
“Intersections: Black and Indigenous Sound in the Early Atlantic World,” an in-person and virtual event taking place on Oct. 15, is free and open to the public.
The center’s director co-organized the event, an opportunity for Indigenous scholars to discuss news and publications in Native American nations.
The center’s director co-organized the event, an opportunity for scholars to discuss Indigenous publications and print culture as part of the center’s ongoing initiative, “On Native Ground.”
“I hope that the work we’re doing in memory studies and the work that the HRC is doing–as a whole–will be seen as continuing to make VCU a home for really rich humanities work even as it is trying to invest in the sciences in meaningful ways, too.”
The VCU Humanities Research Center fellowship program has broadened its reach with its spring cohort of fellows.
With a rich menu of more than 20 films, The Pocahontas Film Festival showcased the work of nationally-acclaimed Indigenous filmmakers from the United States and Canada, as well work by emerging local artists.
The program honors the legacy of Karenne Wood, a member of the Monacan Indian tribe and a poet, activist, tribal historian and educator who lectured at VCU on many occasions.
VCU’s Humanities Research Center brings together faculty and graduate students with common research interests.
Kyle Mays, Ph.D.
A panel discussion moderated by Jason Callahan, MDiv, MS, BCC
A 'Research Fridays' event
"Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond's Historic Cemeteries"
"Confronting Totalitarian Minds: Jan Potočka on Politics and Dissidence"
"The River Twice"
Catherine Cahill, Ph.D.
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Carl Suddler, Ph.D., and Michael Dickinson, Ph.D.
"The Strange Genius of Mr. O"
Elizabeth Stodeur Pryor, Ph.D.
Philip Francis, Ph.D.
Rebecca Goetz, Ph.D.
Michael Guasco, Ph.D.
Aren Aizura, Ph.D.
Fariba Enteshari, Ph.D.
Clare Sears, Ph.D.
Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, Ph.D.
Susan Lederer, Ph.D., Ed Finn, Ph.D., and Catherine Ingrassia, Ph.D.
A discussion of his new book "Gay Inc.: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics"
A discussion of his book "Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail"
A discussion of his book "Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric"
A discussion of his book "Playwriting Playgoers in Shakespeare’s Theater"
A discussion of her research in rural Ghana during the summer of 2017, interviewing traditional priests at the shrines of African deities about their roles as diviners, problem-solvers and health care providers in their local communities