Dr. Rainville’s 2017 Talks
“For Keep of These Grounds:” Reflections given at an African American Cemetery
19 October 2017 | 730pm| University of Virginia, Universities Studying Slavery
Living with the Dead: Slave Graveyards in Virginia
19 October 2017 | 230pm| University of Virginia, Universities Studying Slavery
Invisible Founders: A Discussion with Descendants of Sweet Briar’s Enslaved Community
20 October 2017 | 930am| University of Virginia, Universities Studying Slavery
Remembering Rockbridge County’s Role in the Great War: From Ambulances to War Memorials. Armistice Day Lecture, with an accompanying exhibition at W&L.
5 November 2017 | 230pm| Lee Chapel, Washington & Lee University
Virginia’s Role in World War I. A workshop for teachers.
11 July 2017 | 11am
MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk
Gravestone Genealogies: Mapping Family History in Virginian Cemeteries.
15 September 2017 | 230pm
Library of Virginia and AAHGS
Unconventional e-Research into Slavery at Sweet Briar: 15 years of Social Media, Websites, & Databases
3 March 2017 | Virginia Forum, Norfolk State University Learn more.
Sweet Briar’s Invisible Founders: Two Centuries of African American Labor
7 March 2017 | noon
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville Learn more.
Will the Stones Whisper Their Names? Identifying and Protecting Sacred African American Burial Sites
18 March 2017 | Louisa Arts Center
Tour of the University of Virginia Cemetery & African American Burial Site
25 March 2017 | Campbell Hall
Enslaved Founders at a Virginian College
30 March 2017 | Georgetown University Symposium Learn more.
Virginia’s Role in the Great War. Keynote speaker for the observations of the centennial of America’s entry into World War I
6 April 2017 | Carillon, Richmond, Virginia Learn more.
Keynote Speaker for the annual History United Conference, “Finding Our Roots”
6 May 2017 | Reid St. Gallery, Chatham, Virginia Learn more.
Keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Washington County Historical Society. Washington County’s Role in World War I.
10 June 2017 | Abingdon
Historic Black Lives Matter
7 January 2016 | Society Historic Archaeology, Washington D.C.
Protecting God’s Acre: historic black graveyards
6 February 2016 | Chesterfield Public Library
Slavery and American Colleges
18 March 2016 | National Council on Public History, Baltimore
19 March 2016 | National Council on Public History, Baltimore
African American Heritage at Sweet Briar, 1810-2010
June 4, 2016 | Sweet Briar College Reunion
Virginia’s Surprising Role in the Great War
20 September 2016 | Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Fellows Talk
Caring for African American Cemeteries
20 September 2016 |Roanoke Public Library, Gainsboro Branch
Remembering the Great War: Virginia’s War Efforts
23 September 2016 |OLLI Special Presentation
Contesting the American Narrative: Cemetery Commemorations & Graveyard Ghosts
7 October 2016 | Assn for the Study of African American Life & History, Richmond
God’s Acre: Archaeo-Historic Insights into African American Graveyards
13 October 2016 | Archaeological Institute of America Talk, University of Richmond
Cemetery Workshop: Daughters of Zion Graveyard
16 October 2016 |Preservation Virginia 31st Conference, Charlottesville
Reading Gravestones as Text: A Study of Two Hundred Years of African-American Funerary Remains
4 November 2016 | Southern Historical Association, St. Pete Beach, Florida