SC Humanities is pleased to announce that three extraordinary
Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities recognize outstanding achievement in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship; institutional and individual participation in community-based programs that promote public understanding of ideas and issues related to the humanities; excellence defining South Carolina’s cultural life to the nation or world; and exemplary support for public humanities programs. From 1991-2009 fifty-three awards have been presented. See the full list of award winners. SC Humanities is completing its 37th year as the state-based program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Dr. Benjamin “Bernie” Dunlap is the 10th President of Wofford College and a former Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. He has taught at Harvard and the University of South Carolina, and he was a Fulbright Lecturer in Thailand. Dunlap taught humanities at Wofford until becoming President in 2000. He has been involved for years with the Aspen Leadership Institute in Colorado and helped found the Liberty Fellowship program in South Carolina. He has been a major contributor to public television programs and is well published in a variety of genres.
Lynn Robertson is Executive Director of
Dr. Theodore “Ted” Rosengarten is a highly acclaimed writer and researcher, with two National Book Awards and the Order of the Palmetto to his credit. His focus included race relations and Holocaust studies; among his publications are All God’s Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw, Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter, and A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life, edited with Dale Rosengarten. He is a senior research associate with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and was a former assistant to the Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has taught at the
The 2010 awardees will be honored at a luncheon on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201. A reception will take place from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m., and the luncheon and awards program will start at 12:00 p.m.
Online sale for tickets to the 2010 Governor's Awards in the Humanities luncheon is closed. Please call the office at 803-771-2477 if you are interested in purchasing a ticket.
To learn more about the Governor's Awards in the Humanities and see a complete list of the previous fifty-three recipients, please follow the link to the Governor's Awards in the Humanities page of SC Humanities website.
The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. SC Humanities programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations.