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2021 Thayer Lecture to focus on the value of historic preservation

Thompson M. Mayes, the chief legal officer and general counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will give Randolph College’s 2021 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture.... READ MORE >>

America’s wars in Asia, and U.S. public opinion about them, subject of summer research

Both the Korean and Vietnam Wars were milestones in the Cold War era, shaping U.S. public opinion toward both countries at the time—and we still have a lot to learn from them today.... READ MORE >>

Randolph students examining Virginia’s monument landscape this summer

The summer research project was inspired by the events of the last year, when the murder of George Floyd inspired protests, along with the questioning, and often removal, of longstanding monuments.... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2020-21 Academic & Leadership Awards

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2020-21 award winners ... READ MORE >>

Retiring history professor John d’Entremont reflects on four decades behind the Red Brick Wall

John d’Entremont, Randolph College’s Theodore H. Jack Professor of History, originally planned to be a journalist.... READ MORE >>

Historic markers dedicated in memory of alumnae

World renowned dancer Helen McGehee ’42 and her grandmother, painter Sallie Lee Mahood, Class of 1897, were recognized Friday during a dedication ceremony for historical markers erected in their names.... READ MORE >>

History professor Selda Altan publishes work, presents at conference

Selda Altan

History professor Selda Altan presented “A French Muslim in Qing China: Gervais Courtellemont’s Travels in Yunnan and Chinese Muslims in French Colonial Policy-Making, 1900–1911” virtually during the Biennial Conference of the Historical Society of Twentieth-Century China over the summer. She wrote more about the topic for the Turkish history journal Toplumsal Tarih. Her article, “Yirminci... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor, students collaborate on podcast project

This fall, American Culture professor Justina Lincata tasked her students with creating podcast episodes about a book they'd read about the African American experience.

“The Perils of a Racist America: A Podcast by Randolph College” features 17 episodes, recorded by students, focusing on books about the Black experience.... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Justina Licata

Justina Licata

Lincata is Randolph’s Ainsworth Visiting Professor of American Culture, a two-year position. ... READ MORE >>

Rivermont Memories: Summer Research documents stories of current, former residents

Joshua Bulavko '22 and Gerry Sherayko

Josh Bulavko ’22 and history professor Gerry Sherayko are spending their summer in the past, delving into the stories of folks who once lived and worked on Rivermont Avenue.... READ MORE >>