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A Call for Nominations for the Governor's Awards in the Humanities

A Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors

The American Revolutionary War in South Carolina
Spotlight on a THCSC grant-supported project.

From Equality to Quality: Commemorating the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Decision
Spotlight on a THCSC grant-supported project.

Spartanburg Soaring
Spotlight on a THCSC grant-supported project.

THCSC Awards $55,000 in Major Grants
February 2014

Making a Way Out of No Way: The Legacy of Modjeska Monteith Simpkins
Spotlight on a THCSC grant-supported project.

Las Voces Del Lowcountry
Spotlight on a THCSC grant-supported project.

Okra to Opera 2: Converse Conference on Southern Culture
Spotlight on a THCSC grant-supported project.

Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival
Spotlight on a THCSC grant-supported project.

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A Call for Nominations for the Governor's Awards in the Humanities

The Humanities CouncilSC requests nominations for the annual Governor's Awards in the Humanities. Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities recognize outstanding achievement in the humanities, whether it be in scholarship, teaching, or advocacy. Sixty-five individuals and institutions have been honored with the Governor's Awards in the Humanities from 1991-2013. The 2014 nomination deadline is July 15, 2014.


New Let's Talk About It Film Series Available!

To introduce four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America, The Humanities CouncilSC will make the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle film series available to libraries, museums, churches, and other nonprofit organizations through our Let’s Talk About It: Reading and Discussion program.

Image: Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division NYWT&S Collection



Japanese Film Festival

The Belton Area Museum Association will present a free Japanese Film Festival bi-weekly in February and March 2014 as part of the Anderson County 2014 International Festival. Four famous Japanese movies will be screened and followed by interactive discussions with humanities scholars. The Humanities CouncilSC supported the Japanese Film Festival with a Mini Grant in September 2013.

Image: From The Seven Samurai, courtesy of the Belton Area Museum Association



2014 Columbia Jewish Film Festival

The Columbia Jewish Film Festival will celebrate its 14th year in 2014 by presenting an excellent series of films that were chosen to emphasize building bridges of intercultural understanding and tolerance. A preview event will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2014 to screen the film The Return of The Violin and will include a musical performance and a talkback. The full Jewish Film Festival will be held at the Nickelodeon Theater on March 30 – April 3, 2014 with the screening of nine other films. The Humanities CouncilSC sponsored this program with a Mini Grant in January 2014.

Image: The Other Son


Okra to Opera 2: The Converse Conference on Southern Culture

Okra to Opera 2: The Converse Conference on Southern Culture will take place in Spartanburg, SC on April 16 – April 19, 2014. The focus of the conference will be food and how it touches on every aspect of Southern life, from religion, to socio-economic concerns, to cultural identities, and beyond. The conference will include a variety of activities, including speakers, panel discussions, readings, and musical performances. The Humanities CouncilSC supported this conference with a Mini Grant in November 2014.


Spartanburg Soaring

Spartanburg Soaring is a community-wide initiative presented by the Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg that will include a variety of public events, including a written poetry competition, a kite festival, a scavenger hunt, and a special day-long poetry event, among other opportunities.  Events will take place in March, April, and May. The Humanities CouncilSC supported the poetry events with a Major Grant in February 2014.


From Equality to Quality: Commemorating the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Decision

In April 2014, the College of Charleston will host a series of events entitled “From Equality to Quality: Commemorating the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Decision” that will generate greater public awareness of South Carolina’s contribution to these historic Civil Rights milestones. The keynote speaker will be Robert Moses, a nationally renowned civil rights activist, and several other public forums will take place. The Humanities CouncilSC supported these programs with a Major Grant in February 2014.

Photo credited to the Preservation Society


THCSC funds, promotes, and coordinates various humanities endeavors including: exhibits, documentaries, research, planning, workshops, dramatizations, and lectures.

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