Monthly Archives October 2017

Six South Carolina Communities Are Selected to Host Smithsonian Exhibit in 2018 – 2019

SC Humanities is happy to announce that six small communities in South Carolina will have the opportunity to host the traveling Smithsonian exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America in 2018 – 2019. Crossroads offers small towns a chance to envision their futures by exploring the changes that affected their fortunes during the past century. The exhibition will prompt discussions about what happened when America’s rural communities became a minority of the country’s population and the ripple effects that occurred. SC Humanities offered an application opportunity to small museums, arts centers, libraries, and other community venues in South Carolina cities with fewer than 20,000 residents
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SC Humanities Is Pleased to Welcome Four New Board Members

SC Humanities is pleased to announce the FY2018 Board of Directors who begin their terms on November 1, 2017. Four new members will join the Board of Directors in 2017: Mary Elisabeth Grigg of Columbia, Alice Taylor-Colbert of Greenwood, James E. Smith, Jr. of Columbia, and Richard Westbrook of Lexington. L to R: Mary Elisabeth Grigg, Alice Taylor-Colbert, James E. Smith, Jr., and Richard Westbrook Mary Elisabeth Grigg holds a B.S. in Journalism from St. John’s University in New York. Currently, she is Senior Vice President at DiGennaro Communications based in New York City.  She oversees the firm’s creative and technology practices.  Previously, she was the Senior
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War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator

War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator is a 57-minute documentary that tells the story of three young Americans from the South who volunteered as pilots in World War 1: Elliot White Springs of South Carolina, John McGavock Grider of Arkansas, and Lawrence Callahan of Kentucky. The South Carolina Channel will air this documentary as part of the Southern Lens series on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. SC Humanities supported this documentary with several Major Grants. After the war, Elliott Springs was hailed as one of America’s leading aces but wanted no part of this glory. Instead, he published what
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Estill Fall Festival – Growing Strong Together

The Town of Estill has reimagined their annual fall festival to include a variety of arts and humanities events. The “Growing Strong Together” festival will take place November 8 – 11, 2017 in the town of Estill in Hampton County. SC Humanities supported this event with a Major Grant in September 2017. Driven by a desire to plan an enriching and fiscally responsible town event, a hard-working committee of citizens, led by Councilwoman Dwanda Bolden and Councilman Charles Savino, has created an interesting line-up of events that make the most of the community’s existing historical, natural, and cultural assets. The
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Humanities Moments

Humanities moments occur daily in the lives of human beings. We access them through stories that reveal our complexities, our aspirations, and our tragic flaws. Whether we reflect on our personal experiences or our national history, it is the humanities moments that are most resonant, most epiphanic, to which we continually return to mark who we are as individuals and as a culture and why. The Humanities Moments Project was created by the National Humanities Center in partnership with the Federation of State Humanities Councils in an effort to gather, store, and share personal accounts about how the humanities illuminate our lives, help us
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Free Verse Festival

The Free Verse Festival is the City of Charleston, SC’s first poetry festival. The mission is to uplift the community by providing eclectic poetry events and workshops at multiple venues in Downtown Charleston and West Ashley. Events will take place throughout the month of October 2017. SC Humanities supported this project with a Fast Track Literary Grant. The Free Verse Festival is the brain child of the newly-appointed Poet Laureate of Charleston, Marcus Amaker. He said wrote in the announcement letter, “Poetry changes people. Everyone walks away with a deeper sense of presence after seeing a poetry performance.” There will
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SC Humanities Offers Student Research Fellowships for 2018

SC Humanities is offering a grant opportunity for undergraduate students in colleges or universities. Student Research Fellowships support research and scholarship of important topics in the humanities. The deadline for applications for the next round of Student Research Fellowships is Monday, November 20, 2017. Student Research Fellowships are available and awarded on a competitive basis to undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior years attending an accredited university or college in the state of South Carolina to explore research and scholarship in the humanities. Student Research Fellowships support research in the study of history, philosophy and ethics, literature, linguistics, languages,
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Bongotsov: Bengal Meets the World

On Saturday, October 14, Chhondeshi, a non-profit cultural organization in South Carolina, and the University of South Carolina School of Music will co-host a cultural program with the global theme “Bengal Meets the World.” The program will address Chhondeshi’s mission to promote humanity, compassion, peace and unity in diversity. Bongotsov will spotlight the artistic, literary, historical and scientific contributions from the Southeast Asian region that is referred to as Bengal. SC Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant. This project is the first of its kind in the United States, and the Bongotsov organizing committee is hopeful that it can
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