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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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Historic Zion Forum

On Friday, October 13, The Heritage Library on Hilton Head Island will host the Historic Zion Forum, a one-day summit dedicated to discussion and exploration of our area’s unique role in American history during the Revolutionary War and plantation era. Among the many topics being discussed will be a presentation detailing recent insights from archaeological sites between the Savannah and Combahee Rivers as well as interactive discussions with presenters on a number of topics of significance to the years 1730-1860. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant. During the Historic Zion Forum, a full slate of fascinating subject
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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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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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The Boxcar Children Exhibit

The Boxcar Children is an exhibit designed around the popular and beloved Boxcar Children book series, written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and originally published by Rand McNally in 1924. The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Greenville has created this wonderful exhibit as a way to celebrate the books’ 75th anniversary in 2017, in conjunction with a new animated feature film release. The exhibit will open on October 14, 2017. SC Humanities supported this project with a Major Grant. The Boxcar Children book series tells the story of four orphaned children in the late 1920s who create a home for themselves in
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Heritage Days at the Depot

The 13th Annual Heritage Days at the Depot will be held Oct. 5 – 7, 2017 in historic Belton, SC. A signature event for the Belton Area Museum Association, Heritage Days at the Depot exists to encourage, promote, conserve, and honor the traditional art forms and heritage skills that make our state distinct. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant. “The overall aim is to provide a venue for historical interpretation/demonstration of the skills and artistry of our ancestors which will increase public discourse about, awareness of, interest in and appreciation of these skills,” said organizer Alison Darby. During
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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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South Carolina Project on Language and Culture Conference

South Carolina State University will present the second “South Carolina Project on Language and Culture Conference” on October 6, 2017 in Orangeburg.  The conference will be on the theme of “America’s Southern Cultures and Identities: Language, Customs, and Literature.” SC Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant. The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture is a web-based project that serves as a repository for research and documentation on South Carolina’s languages and cultures. Papers from the conference will enlarge the database of the website. The keynote speaker for the 2017 conference is Dr. Will Goins, the chief/ CEO of
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Author Reyna Grande at Greenwood County Reads

Greenwood County Library will present their Greenwood County Reads 2017 program featuring the book The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande. Reyna Grande will give six presentations and a radio interview over the course of a two-day residency on October 2 – 3, 2017, and other events will take place in the month of October, including film screenings, book discussions, and an exhibit. SC Humanities supported the appearance of Reyna Grande with a Fast Track Literary Grant. Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. She has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the International Latino
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2017 SC Humanities Festival – Revolutionary War Weekend in Gaffney

The 23rd Annual SC Humanities Festival will take place in Gaffney, SC on October 5 – 8, 2017. Presented by The City of Gaffney, the 2017 festival will highlight the Revolutionary War history of the Upstate and celebrate the arts and humanities. There are many exciting events planned, including lectures, tours, and exhibits. The full schedule can be downloaded below, and a sampling of some of the exciting events is also listed. The majority of the events are free and open to the public. 2017 SC Humanities Festival “Revolutionary War Weekend in Gaffney” Schedule of events Some highlights include: Thursday,
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