This morning a smart young Virginia Humanities intern interviewed me about my job as editor of Encyclopedia Virginia. We talked about the almost twelve years I’ve been working on the… Read More»
Back on August 30, I posted an open letter to the Virginia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in response to their complaints about our entry on the… Read More»
We know him around here as Gibby, or MSG2D, or Dr. Sweeg, or just “Hey!” as in “Hey, can you trouble shoot this XML issue?” And we offer the above… Read More»
Since the first days of Encyclopedia Virginia we’ve thought of our audience in a couple of different ways. In one sense, it’s anyone in the world with an Internet connection. And most… Read More»
Welcome back from Thanksgiving! Here are a few odds and ends at the beginning of the week: VIRGINIA INDIANS: Today is the final day of Native American Heritage Month, and… Read More»
An earlier post mentioned a trip we took to the area around Fredericksburg in search of old slave cabins. Below are a few more images from the places we visited.
Coaxing stories from the shadows. That was the title of the last post on the blog—I know, it was a while ago—and that seems to be what we’re still up… Read More»
In his lovely book Bloody Promenade: Reflections on a Civil War Battle (1999), Stephen Cushman writes about acoustic shadows, a phenomenon in which people sometimes could hear battles from far… Read More»