Fostering Knowledge and Innovation

The Humanities Research Center enhances excellence in the humanities within and beyond the university, encourages interdisciplinary exchange and makes visible – locally, nationally and globally – the significance and relevance of humanistic scholarship in the early twenty-first century. As scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at VCU, we examine the diversity of human experience, thought and culture through many different subjects, such as history, languages and literatures, media, religion, gender studies, philosophy, the visual and performing arts, sociology and political science, and much more. We are committed to critical inquiry, civil discourse, inclusiveness, community exchange and participation, and exposure to a wide variety of perspectives. These are the values that lie at the heart of humanities research and liberal arts education and that are vital to informed and active citizenship.

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