Archive for the ‘Virginia Humanities projects’ Category

CVHR Meeting (November 2, 2017): Things Unseen: A Project to Link African American History to Public Spaces

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Seven UVA students from Maggie Guggenheimer’s arts marketing class presented the sites they’ve chosen for a public art project, Things Unseen.  These sites, which include the downtown library, the Paramount, and Pavilion 7 and other sites at UVA, will feature power-washed quotes from The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race, ed. Jesmyn Ward (2016) and access to relevant research.  The Things Unseen project is a collaboration between the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the UVA McIntire Department of Art.

CVHR Meeting (Sep. 7, 2017): Afro-Virginia Digital Landscapes

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

We heard about new General Assembly- and NEH-supported projects at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and how the latest technology is being used.  Director of African American programs, Justin Reid, told us about ELA (Explored Landscapes of Afro-Virginia), an ambitious project to expand and enhance content in the present African American Historic Sites Database (  Director of Encyclopedia Virginia (EV), Peter Hedlund, focused on ways EV is augmenting textual entries with primary documents, audio, 3D objects, and Virtual Reality (VR) tours.  He brought a number of VR headsets for us to sample tours.  It was heartening to see so many hands go up when Peter asked who in the audience has used EV (