Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

With Eye to the Future, History-Based ‘BackStory’ Radio Show Gets a Makeover

The “BackStory” hosts, from left to right: Nathan Connolly, Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers and Joanne Freeman. (Photo courtesy of “BackStory”)

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.

U.Va. To Host Public Humanities Forum to Celebrate NEH’s 50th Anniversary

The Grounds at sunset

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.

Touring Virginia Virtually: Google Partners with Encyclopedia Virginia

Google Street View panorama of the Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum in Lynchburg

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.

Internationally Acclaimed Writer Simon Ortiz to Read at U.Va. April 11

Simon Ortiz will read from his work Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the U.Va. Bookstore.

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.

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