VHC 2019 Award Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional presentation awards from the 2019 Virginia Humanities Conference, held this past April at Virginia Wesleyan University:

Undergraduate winner: Melissa Fisher, Virginia Wesleyan University, “‘She Comes Apart’: Fascistic Feminine Identity in Thomas Pynchon’s V

Graduate winner: Shaun Respess, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, “The Demands for Pluralistic Care: Meeting the Fluid Needs of Despondent Persons”

Professional winner: Dr. Cathleen Rhodes, Old Dominion University, “Queer Spaces and Nearby Places: Using Local Queer History to Foster Community Engagement and Learning”


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VHC Proceedings Call is Now Out!

If you presented at the 2018 or 2019 Virginia Humanities Conference, please consider submitting your work to the proceedings issue. Essays should be revised for print publication, using the citation schema of your discipline. Please contact us if you have additional questions! Deadline for submission: August 1, 2019.

VHC_ Proceedings Call 2019

To learn more about our organization, mission, and proceedings call, visit us online at http://vahumanitiesconference.org. Is your institution not a member institution? Join the VHC and help promote the humanities as a valuable way to engage the world we live in.

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VHC ’19 Program is Here: “The Fluid Humanities”

We are pleased to present the final program for the VHC 2019 meeting, held at Virginia Wesleyan University April 12-13. We look forward to seeing everyone!



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