Programs & Initiatives


The Pamunkey Indian Museum

On Native Ground

The On Native Ground initiative aims to make visible Indigenous histories across the Americas, as well as work with local tribes to establish a strong network for Native communities and scholarship at VCU. The initiative includes the newly-inaugurated Land Acknowledgement working group, a guest lecture series spotlighting Indigenous scholars, and the Karenne Wood Writer/Artist residency program.


Person typing on laptop in a cafe


The Humanities Research Center and the College of Humanities and Sciences invite faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to join us for weekly writing sessions at the Valentine House, every Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Come for the entire morning or commit just 30 minutes of focused writing, find a community of scholars working on exciting projects, and (re)connect with others. Coffee and snacks are provided.