The University of Virginia-based radio program, “BackStory with the American History Guys,” is bringing in some new voices and a fresh distribution format in 2017. Produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, “BackStory” is a weekly program that examines modern issues through the prism of American history.
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
The University of Virginia’s College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will launch a public forum to bring some of the world’s leading authors, filmmakers, scholars and artists to Charlottesville next fall for a series of public lectures and conversations exploring the importance of the humanities in the modern world.
Thomas Jefferson’s stirring declaration that we are entitled not only to life and liberty, but also to happiness has become deeply embedded in the American ethos.
You can now visit Ash Lawn-Highland, Montpelier and many other historical Virginia sites without leaving your home, thanks to an ongoing collaboration between Google and Encyclopedia Virginia.
Simon Ortiz, one of the key figures of the American Indian literary renaissance that began in the 1970s, will read from his work Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Virginia Bookstore. The reading is free and open to the public.