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History Center

The History Center was created to nurture scholarship, promote scholarly communication, engage local communities, further development goals of the college and university, and raise the department visibility and enhance its reputation in the historical profession. 

Upcoming Events

Spring

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 (12:00pm)
Adam Schor: "Abstract Social Network Modeling and the Rise of Bishops as Early Christian leaders, Work in Progress Series (23rd c. CE)" 
(Gambrell Room 217)

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 (5:00pm)
History Center Visiting Scholar
Nico Slate (Carnegie Mellon University): “How to Fight Racism: Lessons from Gandhi’s Diet,” 5:00 – 7:00PM, Location TBD


Friday, February 9th, 2018  (9:00 – 10:30AM)
Roundtable discussion with Nico Slate on the research and writing of Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle  for Freedom in the United States and India (Harvard University Press, 2012) Gambrell 217


Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 (Noon)

Patrick O’Brien: “‘A Fore Taste of the Joys of Heaven and Almost the Same of the Miseries of Hell’: Loyalist Women and Communities of Suffering in Halifax.”
Works in Progress Series Gambrell Room 217

 

Monday, March 5th, 2018 (Noon)
Antony Keane-Dawes: “‘There is almost no portion of the spiritual edifice that does not represent rubbish and ruin”: Haiti and the Catholic Church in Santo Domingo.’”Works in Progress Series Gambrell Room 217

 
Faculty Spotlight Series
Thursday, March 22th, 2018 

Nicole Maskiel: "'Good enough to Suckle the child': Breastmilk, Motherhood and the creation of race.” Venue TBA

 

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 (Noon)
Stephanie Gray, Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) 1931-1937 restoration of the Charles A. Lindbergh Boyhood Home and State Park Work in Progress series Gambell Room 217

 

Thursday, April 19-20th, 2018
Symposium: Reconstruction’s Legacy: The History and Contemporary Significance of the Fourteenth Amendment: a symposium
Cosponsors: Historic Columbia, Center for Civil Rights History and Research, USC School of Law, SC African American Heritage Foundation
Cosponsored with Historic Columbia, as culminating event of series commemorating the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Keynote Lecture: Randall Kenney, Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School, Chappelle Auditorium, Allen University

 

Friday, April 20th, 2018
Series of panels featuring leading historians and legal scholars, including Margaret Burnham, David Levering Lewis, Michael Vorenberg, Deborah Ellis, Judge Richard Gergel, Kristin Collins, James Forman, Jr.

 

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 (12:00pm)
Stephanie Gray, Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) 1931-1937 restoration of the Charles A. Lindbergh Boyhood Home and State Park
Work in Progress series
(Gambrell Room 217)

Thursday & Friday, April 19-20, (Time TBA)
Reconstruction’s Legacy: The History and Contemporary Significance of the Fourteenth Amendment: a symposium
(Venue TBA)

 

Past Events

You can see past lectures on our YouTube channel

  • Talk by Dr. Sarah Gardner on Southern Lit and WWII 
  • “The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords” Introduced by Kenneth Campbell
  • “The Murder of Emmett Till” Introduced by Laura Kissel
  • “Freedom Riders”
  • “A Place of Our Own” Introduced by Patricia Sullivan 
  • “Freedom Summer” Introduced by Kent Germany (talk back with Cleveland Sellers)
  • "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution"
  • "Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities” (talk back with Stanley Nelson)
  • Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Discussion with Stanley Nelson
  • 2017 Media & Civil Rights History Symposium Opening Reception 
  • Keynote speech, 2017 Media & Civil Rights History Symposium 
  • Public showing and discussion of the films of Stanley Nelson
  • Talk by Dr. Sarah Gardner on Southern Lit and WWII Faculty Spotlight Lecture Featuring Associate Professor Thomas Lekan
  • Work in Progress Featuring Assistant Professor Martine Jean
  •  Faculty Spotlight Lecture Featuring Associate Professor Lauren Sklaroff
  • Talk by Dr. Sarah Gardner on Southern Lit and WWII
  •  Martha P. Noonan Public Lecture:"Three Myths of the Civil Rights Movement"
  • Discussion with Civil Rights Activist Martha P. Noonan

 

Who We Are

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