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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


Wednesday, February 9, 3:45PM to 5:00PM

Gambrell 245B

Work In Progress by Jeffery Williams entitled, "Elisha Scott: Creating a Legend."


Wednesday, February 16th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Karen J. Williams Courtroom, UofSC School of Law

Barbara Phillips, formerly an attorney with Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law, will interview attorney Armand Derfner and Dr. Vernon Burton about their recently published book, Justice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court. This event is part of the Founding Documents series. Reception and Book Signing to Follow.


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

Gambrell 217

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


Monday, March 21, 2022, 6 p.m. 

Location: Karen J. Williams Courtroom, UofSC School of Law

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.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Southern Studies


Monday, April 4, 7 p.m.

Sloan 122
Film screening of "Boycott," a docudrama about the Montgomery bus boycotts during the civil rights movement, with actor and director Clark Johnson


Monday-Tuesday, April 4 and 5, 2022

April 4 at 6 p.m. in Petigru 108
April 5 time 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. 


Thursday, April 14 at 3:45 p.m.

Gambrell #245B
"Light and Lines: A photographer and a historian interpret Ovid's Metamorphoses." A talk with photographer Kate Joyce and historian Andrew Berns


Tuesday, April 19th, 6:00PM

Karen J. Williams Courtroom, UofSC School of Law

Dr. Patricia Sullivan and Judge Richard Gergel will hold a conversation on Sullivan's recently published book Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy's America in Black and White. Reception & book signing to follow. Co-sponsored by the UofSC School of Law and Historic Columbia.


Friday, April 25th, 2022, 6:00PM

Spigner House

Dr. Lacy Ford will discuss his new book, Empowering Communities: How Electric Cooperatives Transformed Rural South Carolina. Reception and book signing to follow Co-sponsored by Institute for Southern Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, UofSC Press.


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

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