New Name, New Graphic Identity

The Humanities CouncilSC is now South Carolina Humanities! Following months of research, discussion, and careful deliberation, the Board of Directors of this organization has formally adopted a new name: South Carolina Humanities. This shorter, updated moniker places more emphasis on South Carolina and will make it easier for our partners and supporters to know who … Read moreNew Name, New Graphic Identity

Upcountry Literary Festival in Union

The University of South Carolina—Union will host its sixth annual Upcountry Literary Festival on March 18-19, 2016. This two day event will showcase literary, academic, and musical talents, within the rural areas of the Upstate region and is designed to encourage increased awareness, appreciation, and participation in the humanities. South Carolina Humanities supported this project … Read moreUpcountry Literary Festival in Union

South Carolina Humanities Awards over $59,000 in Major Grants

The South Carolina Humanities’ Board of Directors awarded over $59,000 in Major Grants to 8 cultural organizations after a February 19, 2016 Board Meeting in Columbia. The awards were selected through a competitive application and review process and are made possible by SC Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Matching community support for … Read moreSouth Carolina Humanities Awards over $59,000 in Major Grants

Clemson Literary Festival

Clemson University will host its ninth annual Literary Festival featuring world-renowned authors such as the revered Pulitzer Prize Winner and former Poet Laureate to the United States, Charles Simic. The festival aims to promote and celebrate the art and craft of writing. South Carolina Humanities supported this project with a Fast Track Literary Grant in … Read moreClemson Literary Festival

Okra to Opera 3: The Converse Conference on Southern Culture

Okra to Opera 3: The Converse Conference on Southern Culture (O2O 3) will take place in Spartanburg, SC on April 8 & 9, 2016.  The focus of the conference will be how storytelling informs, shapes, and expresses Southern culture. O2O 3 will include a variety of activities, including speakers, panel discussions, readings, and musical performances. SC … Read moreOkra to Opera 3: The Converse Conference on Southern Culture

Storytelling as Peacebuilding and the 2016 Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival

In light of the Mother Emanuel massacre, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is undertaking a series of events to engage the community in a larger discussion of racial equity, social justice, and healing. Leading up to the 2016 Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival , CCPL presented two programs featuring the President of the International Storytelling Center, … Read moreStorytelling as Peacebuilding and the 2016 Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival

The South Carolina Encyclopedia Goes Digital

SC Encyclopedia

Reprinted with permission from the University of South Carolina Article written by Chris Horn Ten years after its launch as the most comprehensive reference book on the Palmetto State, “The South Carolina Encyclopedia” is getting ready for a second act, this time on the digital stage. The 1,120-page encyclopedia, a joint project of South Carolina … Read moreThe South Carolina Encyclopedia Goes Digital