About the Project

The Race and Racism at the University of Richmond Project is an interdisciplinary initiative that documents, interrogates, and catalyzes community discussions on the history of race and racism at the university. Focused around student-centered research and community-based learning, this project contributes to broader conversations surrounding the role of the university in the local, regional, and national community. The project entails three programmatic threads: 1) a publicly accessible digital archive developed in collaboration between students, faculty, and staff; 2) interdisciplinary courses designed to build content for the archive; 3) lectures, brown bags, and symposia thematically related to the project. Weaving these interconnected curricular and extra-curricular threads of university of life together by engaging parallel (yet interconnected) discussions of past and present, the Race and Racism at UR Project will help establish the university as a place where productive analyses of the past are engaged with an eye toward building and fostering a community committed to racial equity.

We are eager to engage with members of the community as this project grows and develops. We invite your feedback and questions.

Please contact Project Archivist Irina Rogova: irogova@richmond.edu