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Call for Speakers

The Humanities CouncilSC is issuing a call for speakers to join our Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program roster. Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud is one of the oldest programs of The Humanities CouncilSC and one of the most beloved. Through the Speakers Bureau, some of South Carolina’s finest scholars travel throughout the state to share their interests and knowledge of the humanities and to spark discussions about human values, traditions, and cultures. The Humanities CouncilSC promotes the Speakers Bureau roster to non-profit groups and public agencies, including libraries, museums, schools, churches, and retirement communities; these sponsoring organizations submit a
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Speakers Bureau FAQs

How many Speakers Bureau programs can my organization host? Each organization is limited to two Speakers Bureau programs per fiscal year (11/1 – 10/31), but exceptions are made based on availability of funding and whether or not a county may be considered “underserved.” Do you make arrangements with the speaker (time, place, etc.)? We leave all coordination to the sponsoring organization. Before filling out the application, please get in touch with us for the speaker’s contact info. You should then contact the speaker to arrange a time and date, then fill out the application with the appropriate information and send
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Speakers Bureau

  One of the Council’s longstanding program priorities is the Speakers Bureau. Through this program, some of South Carolina’s finest scholars travel throughout the state to share their interests and knowledge of the humanities and to spark discussions about human values, traditions and cultures. Eligibility: The Humanities CouncilSC makes these programs available to non-profit groups and public agencies at a reasonable cost. The Council provides $150 towards speaker honorariums, which covers full speaker payment for the majority of programs; any other costs are negotiated between speaker and sponsor. All programs must be free and open to a general public. Each
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8 New Speakers Join the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program

The Humanities CouncilSC is pleased to announce that eight new speakers have joined the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program. Offering a variety of programs from "An Introduction to Modern Islam" to "Confederates at the Keyboard: Southern Piano Music During the Civil War Era," these seven scholars are available to speak for public audiences at nonprofit organizations or public institutions across the state. The Speakers Bureau program is one of the longest-running and most popular programs offered by The Humanities CouncilSC. The eight new speakers are: Philip Cheney is a folksinger and performer who lives in Anderson, SC. He offers four
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Columbia Commemorates: The Burning of Columbia

A full day of events will take place on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with Columbia Burning: A Sesquicentennial Reappraisal, a symposium featuring scholars and authors discussing the burning of Columbia and civic dialogue on difficult pasts, as well as a period luncheon and presentation on 19th-century foodways. At 4 p.m., the SC Department of Archives and History will unveil the official historical marker for the burning on the 1200 block of Main Street. At 5 p.m., the official commemoration ceremony will be held in Boyd Plaza, featuring speakers, music, poets and the premier of two performance art pieces
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Columbia Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Burning of Columbia

A multidisciplinary coalition of organizations and agencies is launching a two-month-long initiative to study and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the burning of Columbia, SC that took place on February 17, 1865 during the last months of the Civil War. Events will include lectures, exhibits, tours, films, public discussions, and visual and performing arts. The Humanities CouncilSC supported this effort with a Major Grant in September 2014. On February 17, 1865, Columbia surrendered to Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s Union army, and Wade Hampton’s Confederate cavalry retreated. When fires began in the city, high winds spread the flames, and most
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2014 Awarded Grants

The following grants were awarded by The Humanities CouncilSC in fiscal year 2014 (November 1, 2013 – October 31, 2014). Major Grants Sponsoring Organization: Georgetown County Library Project Title: Out of Rice Fields: Vestiges of Gullah Culture in Modern Society Project Director: Dwight McInvaill Awarded:  $8,000; cost-share: $13,660 The Georgetown County Library will sponsor a multi-faceted project encouraging understanding of and engagement with Gullah culture from March 2014 – March 2015. The project will include an oral history effort through which interviews with local Gullah artisans and cultural leaders will be recorded on video; six monthly public lectures presented by
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