Voices of Virginia is a freely available collection of first-person stories of Virginians who witnessed and changed U.S. history, as told by Virginians and recorded over the past 70 years. The project was funded by the University Libraries' Open Education Faculty Initiative Grant program and recently released in VTechWorks.
Faculty members and students will research connections between the Juneteenth holiday and contemporary struggles against institutional racism, the exposure of structural inequality, and support for vulnerable populations.
Students in a Virginia Tech history course presented in-depth research on the 1918 flu pandemic in a National Library of Medicine videocast as part of the library’s ongoing partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Led by the university arborist, long-term efforts were underway to preserve the historical site where the Merry Oak is located and to celebrate the tree, which had suffered substantial structural problems due to old age.
When the history professor was writing her first book, she discovered a curious pattern in how France governed its empire in India in the 18th and 19th centuries. Her quest to understand how those laws formed landed her a fellowship.
During the live committee hearing on March 3, Belmonte — a noted political historian and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences — pointed out that the present imbalance between the executive and legislative branches is the result of a decades-long shift rather than a recent turn of events.
Based on extensive new research of that period, "Americans and the Holocaust" addresses important themes in American history by exploring the many factors that influenced decisions made by the U.S. government, the news media, organizations, and individuals as they responded to Nazism.
One Virginia Tech professor will be 19 years old on Saturday - in leap years.
And why exactly does Feb. 29 happen every four years? Joe Wolf, an instructor of medieval history at Virginia Tech, has some answers.
The women you meet through the exhibit do not represent the full extent of the African American women’s suffrage movement, but rather serve as an introduction to some of the strong women who tirelessly worked to make sure African American women were granted the right to vote.
“Politics, Power, and Playboy” is the latest installment in a student book series that began in 2018 with “Welcome to the Beatles.” Both books were authored and edited by Virginia Tech undergraduate history students, who worked with the staff of Virginia Tech Publishing to produce the final product.
Pregnall, driven by his passion to remodel the health care system to improve the health outcomes of the LGBTQ community, is a double-major in microbiology and history. As a Marshall Scholar, Pregnall will continue to pursue his ambition by studying health data science at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.
Visitation for Robertson, the founding director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, will be at McCoy Funeral Home on Nov. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at Blacksburg United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Nov. 16. Following burial in the Westview Cemetery, friends may gather at the German Club for fellowship and remembrance.