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History Center

The History Center nurtures scholarship, promotes scholarly communication, engages local communities, and raises the visibility of the University of South Carolina Department of History, enhancing its reputation in the historical profession.


Spring 2022


January 12, 2022, 6-8PM

Karen J. Williams Courtroom, College of Law

Dr. Bruce Ragsdale former Director of the Federal Judiciary History Office and Fellow at the Washington Library and Mount Vernon discusses his new book, Washington at the Plow: The Founding Farmer and the Question of Slavery at the UofSC School of Law Karen J. Williams Courtroom.  Reception and Book Signing to Follow at the College of Law Event Center. 


January 31, 2022, 3:15PM - 5:00PM

Gambrell 217

Work in Progress by Jeff Williams entitled, “Building a Legend and a Law Practice”.  


February 28, 2022, 3:45PM - 5:00PM

Gambrell 216

Work in Progress by Dr. Myisha Eatmon entitled, “Legal Networking: Vernacular Legal Education and Black Legal Networks.”


March 21, 2022, Time and Location TBA

Dr. Nicholas Buccola, Elizabeth and Morris Chair in Political Science at Linfield University will discuss his book, The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley and the Debate over Race in America


April 4th and 5th, 2022, Times and Location TBA

Dr. Michael Woods, Associate Professor and Director of the Andrew Jackson Papers at the University of Tennessee will present the Charles O. Jackson Lecture on the Andrew Jackson Papers.  Dr. Woods will also be available for a roundtable discussion with faculty and graduate students. 



 Please note: If you are a Department of History student or faculty member, contact Lewis Eliot at for more information about registering for events.

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