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Humanities Research Center supports Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival and launches Karenne Wood writer/artist residency

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.

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Humanities Research Center launches Native writer/artist residency program

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.

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Supporting humanities research and collaboration among scholars

VCU’s Humanities Research Center brings together faculty and graduate students with common research interests.

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Fundamentals of Race and Racism

A panel discussion moderated by Jason Callahan, MDiv, MS, BCC

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Meet VCU Authors: Ryan Smith, Ph.D

"Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond's Historic Cemeteries"

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

"Confronting Totalitarian Minds: Jan Potočka on Politics and Dissidence"

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

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

Carl Suddler, Ph.D., and Michael Dickinson, Ph.D.

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

"The Strange Genius of Mr. O"

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When Art Disrupts Religion

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A discussion of his new book "Gay Inc.: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics"

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David Coogan, Ph.D.

A discussion of his book "Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail"

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A discussion of his book "Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric"

Matteo Pangallo

Matteo Pangallo, Ph.D.

A discussion of his book "Playwriting Playgoers in Shakespeare’s Theater"

Vivian Dzokoto

Vivian Dzokoto, Ph.D.

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