A new article in Inside Higher Ed takes an in-depth look at the business of online encyclopedias, including Encyclopedia Virginia. Here’s a taste: Size Matters From a business standpoint, the… Read More»
The Onion pretends to do what the Charlottesville CBS affiliate did for real. Go figure.
Marijean Jaggers of Charlottesville has generously featured the EV blog on her “Blog of the Week” segment that airs every Tuesday on CBS-19. You can read about it here and… Read More»
For all you tweeters out there, you can now check us out on twitter at the @encyclopediaVA handle. Although we’ve been on twitter for a little while, we are just… Read More»
At the Battle of the Crater on July 30, 1864, approximately 3,800 Union soldiers were killed, wounded, or captured, 1,327 of whom were members of the United States Colored Troops.… Read More»
Encyclopedia entries are deceptively hard to write, and our entries on writers are perhaps the most challenging. You want to get all the interesting biographical stuff in there while also… Read More»
Ta-Nehisi Coates, whom I’ve had a habit of quoting lately (here and here and here), is still reading about the Civil War. But he, unlike us, is not waiting for… Read More»
As the opening sentence of a book review, this one is not terribly impressive: If you like history written as a novel, then Vicksburg 1863 by Winston Groom is for… Read More»